Shops & Markets Category

Tuesday 04 December, 2012

Brunswick House – Vauxhall

The first thing you might think when you walk out of Vauxhall tube station is “where the hell am I? This can’t be right?” but have faith, keep walking through the land that property developers forgot until you get to an incredibly elegant Georgian house overlooking a nightmarish tangled roundabout…

Monday 26 November, 2012

Maltby Street – Bermondsey

So rumour has it that the rent on stalls at Borough Market is getting so expensive that some of the traders have decided to quit and move to nearby Maltby street and the surrounding area instead, don’t quote me on that it’s just what I heard…

Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Blitz Vintage – Brick Lane

Blitz is a pretty sophisticated vintage shop. It’s a lot slicker than most vintage stores, some real money has been spent making it stand out from the rest…

What the Butler Wore
Thursday 20 September, 2012

What the Butler Wore – Waterloo

Great little vintage shop with a good collection of fifties, sixties and seventies dresses, shirts, trousers and jackets all are authentic to the point of being dress up. Having said that, that’s why I love it…

Monday 10 September, 2012

Dog & Wardrobe – Hackney

There definitely appears to have been a shift in style as to what people decorate their houses with. I grew up with staffordshire figures and various bowls used as table centre pieces…

Monday 20 August, 2012

Word on the Water – The London Bookbarge

When it comes to buying a new book I’m afraid that I generally buy it on Amazon. I know it’s bad as Amazon will just take over, put everyone else out of business and then hike their prices up but for now I still like to save a few pounds…

Friday 10 August, 2012

A.Gold – Spitalfields

A.Gold is straight out of a Victorian picture book. With large jars of old fashioned sweets, Eccles cakes, fruit cake, Battenberg cake and toffee in beautiful tins it’s heaven for any tourist visiting London, it’s all very ye olde English…