London Markets

London Markets

by Phil Harris

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Overview

For Londoners and visitors alike, Cadogan's guide celebrates the vitality, vibrancy and irrepressible fun of London's market life. Over 60 markets are detailed - from world-famous Camden, Portobello Road and Petticoat Lane to local neighborhoods where Londoners have shopped for generations. Discover a hidden wealth of antiques and crafts, the funkiest venues for fashion (from cutting-edge streetwear to vintage cool), and multicultural markets where the spirit of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean bursts forth. Packed with tips for bargain-hunters, this new edition also investigates the recent phenomenon of farmers' markets. Pocket it and take to the streets. This guide includes 150 restaurants, pubs, bookshop cafes, fish shops, coffee bars, pie and mash shops and noodle bars; 62 orientation maps; highlights of the best local sightseeing attractions; special section on farmers' markets; markets listed by day of the week and type. (5 x 8 1/2, 208 pages, maps)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860118159
Publisher: Cadogan Guides
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Series: Country and Regional Guides
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Phil Harris has explored markets in Asia, South America and Europe and has written about them for various publications, including the Independent and Time Out.

Read an Excerpt

'It's 6:40am on a dark Sunday morning and the Happy Inca has already been serving salt beef sandwiches for over an hour. Jewish food sold by a Peruvian: a taste of the multicultural East End. Outside the caff at the junction of Shoreditch High Street and Commercial Road, a forlorn-looking gent stands by a fully extended fishing rod which overhangs the road. He's getting few bites, but his rod marks the beginning of Brick Lane market.'

Table of Contents

1) Introduction 2) Central London 3) West London 4) North London 5) East London 6) Southwest London 7) Southeast London 8) Other Markets within the M25 Area 9) Bibliography 10) Index of Markets

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