Cheap London: Eastern Canals & Broadway Market

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The past weekend me and Alle received a visit from Italy, his mother and sister, and as we all knew London very well, we decided to do something a bit different.

We rented four Boris Bikes (£2 per day each, but only up to 30 minutes each time) and rode the Eastern Canals from Bow to Angel, stopping for lunch at beautiful Broadway Market, just next to London Fields.

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I had never been to neither of these places, and they were a pleasant surprise to me. I thus discovered the hidden beauty of the canals, from the boat houses to the small art cafés by the water and amazing street art on walls of abandoned warehouses… A must-do-basically-free activity for anyone in London!

Don’t feel like cycling? You can always walk, or take a boat trip!

Broadway Market was also a surprise to me. I’ve visited many markets in London, but I always find different aspects to each of them that make them perfectly unique. This one dates back to the 1890s, and it’s a little gem in the heart of Hackney: worth a visit especially if you’re looking for cool vintage clothing, good live music and great world food.
The special thing about this market is the value for money, having very little prices for great quality products.

Not to be missed…

DSC_1173Small snack: Olive bread sticks, for £1.50 each.

DSC_1206 DSC_1208Lunch: Mushroom Risotto, huge esquisite portion for only £5.

DSC_1197 DSC_1196Perfect lunch on the go: Mini pizza in the shape of an ice-cream cone with different fillings, either savoury or sweet, inspired by London’ tube stops… Absolutely unique! 

Broadway Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 5pm. For more info click here.

Nearby Tube stations:
Bethnal Green, Whitechapel.

Nearby Overground stations:
London Fields, Hackney Downs.

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