Borough, Spitalfields, Portobello….what Londoner doesn’t love a good market.
Last weekend I headed to Colombia Road to check out the flower market and then on to the Tower of London.
It’s markets like these that remind me why I love London.
The buzzing atmosphere, excitement and colourful characters.
The Apprentice contestants could learn a thing or two by watching these market sellers. They have so much passion and personality, shouting ‘2 for a fivaaaa’ at the top of their lungs all day long must be tiring but they remain unfazed.
I was swept along by the tide of people, and became so distracted taking photos that I kept losing my friends. Every time I looked up from my camera I couldn’t see them next time maybe I will attach myself to my friend with baby reins!
The installation, titled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, uses each poppy to commemorate the life of a fallen British or colonial soldier. The final one will be planted on Armistice Day.
I’m sure you have seen pictures in the news but I urge you to visit it as it’s pretty incredible, word of warning – it is so busy as everyone wants to see it right now so perhaps visit early in the day.