You’re always guaranteed to see something good on Broadway.
Come sunrise on a Saturday morning, you’ll find this East London street alive with local fruit and veg slingers; independent designers; craftspeople and more, all setting up their stalls. Punnets of strawberries, raspberries and grapes sit alongside handmade jewellery, woodwork, candles, and skincare.
You’ll also find an unbelievable array of street food, with stand-out savoury numbers including shrimp burgers from Shrimpy; vegan tacos from Biff’s Jack Shack; sushi rolls from Temaki Bros; and Vietnamese baguettes from Banh Mi 11.
The other great thing about Broadway Market is its location. It runs between both London Fields and Regent’s Canal, which means – especially in summer – you have two incredibly picturesque places to sit down and enjoy your food. Regent’s Canal just pips it for us: at points you can sit right up on the edge, feet dangling and watch the boats drive by.
In fact, it’s for this reason that Broadway Market is well worth the visit whether the market’s on or not. Even without the stalls, the street is lined with independent cafes and shops that make for excellent browsing. They’ve got two pretty decent pubs: The Cat and Mutton and The Dove; Climpson’s coffee roasters; the fantastic Hill & Szrok (butcher’s by day, tiny restaurant by night); and some top-notch independent eateries including La Bouche, with their thick cut sandwiches and salads, and Bella Vita, an always bustling, Italian, serving pizza, pasta, and plenty of Aperol…
…if you’re in the market for that.
Details: Broadway Market takes place every Saturday, 9am-5pm, but the street’s shops are open most days. For more information you can visit their website here.
Broadway Market | Broadway Market, E8 4QJ
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