It's years since I last walked through East London on a Sunday morning so when our friend Kyle suggested a guided tour last week, everyone in BM's household was enthusiastic. We got the 78 over to Aldgate and then walked up Petticoat Lane (sorry no photo!) first. O was initially a bit reluctant since like most 9 year old boys, he doesn't 'get' shopping of any kind, let alone browsing. However, never one to miss a Doctor Who opportunity, he quickly spotted that he might be able to pick up a tweed jacket from one of the secondhand/vintage stalls and shops and brightened considerably as we went on.
Next stop was Spittalfields which was a revelation to me since I had not been there since the renovation. (All of the photos which follow come from East London guide websites, since I forgot to take our camera along...hopeless, I know!)