Having not quite overdosed on shopping on Saturday it was only right that we should head out again on Sunday.
Sunday was quite definitely Market day and all of the lanes were packed with shoppers and passers by.
Someone had mentioned to us on Saturday that we should check out the Sunday Upmarket, so this was where we headed.
So many little reminders of historic London all around us - I was expecting Sherlock Holmes and Watson to coming flying round the corner at any minute..
..and with so many lovely boutiquey shops in amongst it all.
I just couldn't resist taking a picture of all these gorgeous colours in MAC.
The streets were lined with market stalls and this one selling cups of fresh fruit salad was doing a roaring trade.
There was a very dapper gentleman selling every type of hat you could wish for
... and then all of a sudden the smell of the food market hit us... and just Wow, Wow, Wow ...
...You name your food of choice , and it was there.
Chinese, Japanese, Jamaican, Spanish, Turkish, Indian, Italian and so the list went on, stall after stall, all tightly packed in next to each other...
The colours and displays were amazing.
I tried Dim Sum for the first time .... absolutely delicious.
Everywhere you looked people were chatting, tasting, smelling and well, just eating !
When all of our senses were full up we headed back outside and wandered in to another little market yard, and just on the corner of it was a tiny little art gallery.
The work on display was by Irma Pellegrini and it was just breathtaking .. I fell in love with it right there and then. Such a simple idea but so effective and totally unique...
Using Autumn leaves and little offcuts of wood she creates tiny people gently drifting by in the breeze, holding on to an Autumn leaf. There were so many different combinations to choose from...
...but in the end I chose these two,
and I love, love, love them.
They are now very happily drifting in the breeze in our hallway at home...
...my little souvenir of a fab weekend in Shoreditch.
I so love living where we do in the countryside but just to be able to dip your toe into the buzz and hustle and bustle of London occasionally is such a treat.
Same time, same place , next year !
( Photo booth evidence..)