Then a short walk to Spitalfields market - one of my favourite places when I lived up in London town. It's been a tad over renovated in the last few years but I still love the building and they've kept the feel of the old shop fronts and signage. Me and C were lusting after these gorgeous bikes from the pop-up shop by Tokyo Bikes for ages afterwards!
On route we passed the beautiful new East London tube line - I'm a sucker for oversized concrete architecture!
Then we spotted this gem of a piece of graffiti nestled under a tree on a meandering route back to the flat. Ru was especially impressed - he's a fan of squirrels. Quite right.
It was at the end of this street that we spotted and heard the mini festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the bandstand in the middle of Arnold Circus. There was a fantastic brass band playing covers of pop songs and people picnicing at little checked tableclothed benches dotted around the place, some beautiful stalls and a guy taking portraits with some great cardboard props! We were tempted but the queue was enormous. Such a lovely and unlikely event to just stumble upon one sunny Sunday afternoon.
Then back home via the now empty Columbia Road and through London Fields... ahh I miss London. Must go back more often.