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London!
Day 5 – East End, Street Art & Harrod’s

I got up my last full day in London and headed over to the East End’s Old Spitalfield Market to check out the food, and catch a street art tour. I’ve lately really loved learning about the different histories tied to street art and graffiti in cities, which are varied and many, and a great way to bring recent history/modern events alive. Plus, I think art on the street engages the residents of a city on a more human-scale level than giant glass skyscrapers.

Spitalfield Market: chicken tikka wrap with fresh-baked naan.
Spitalfield Market: chicken tikka wrap with fresh-baked naan: not as good as one might hope.

I didn’t feel a lot of patience for market stall browsing, so I popped in to Rapha Cycle Club in the corner of the market for some darn decent coffee.

Found a hipster bike and coffee place to chill.
Hipster bike and coffee place in the corner of Old Spitalfield Market to chill.
A Huguenot house in East End.
A Huguenot house in East End. Guess what’s up on that top floor there? A top shop! Topshop, get it? Get it?

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