After a Friday night involving tequila at a colleague’s leaving drinks and a drunken trek to Chinatown for greasy fried rice, I wasn’t expecting to wake up clear headed. But boy, was I glad I did – with the glorious weather, all I wanted to do was bask in the sun, food in one hand and a cold refreshing drink in the other.
I texted the flatmate (who was just in the next room but laziness prevented me from leaving the bed), who agreed enthusiastically to my suggestion of visiting our favourite market – Broadway market in Hackney.
Hackney has been gentrified in recent years – with pop-up boutique merchandising handmade wares, creative delis and the odd bric-à-brac store. Broadway and the nearby Netil market is the place where hipsters of the East converge. It is one of my favourite places to people-watch.