I was chatting with a friend the other day about fish & chip in London and we realised that neither of us know of any great traditional fish & chip shops. Then this lovely photo from new contributor Gary Denness popped up in the Flickr pool.
So I thought I’d pose the question… Do you know of any worthy fish & chip shops in London? If so, where? Please share in the comments!! And enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Cheers for all the views and shares lately. Much appreciated!
Hoping it would feel a bit more like Spring, I walked down to Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday afternoon, following the opposite direction of everyone who had armfuls of flowers already. It did, at least a bit. The vendors looked like they were having a lot of fun, it was colourful, the shops along the pavement behind the flower stalls are quirky and interesting (all independent – art galleries, vintage shops, cafes, bakeries, garden shops) and, at the end of the afternoon, the flowers were going cheap – “Everythin’ a fiver!” they call out, and some are even a bunch for £1. Here’s a few photos:
This is the stall owner’s teenage son, Frankie, who is helping out his dad yelling for customers.
Didn’t get this guy’s name, but he was a good laugh. I asked if I could take his photo and he said, “Course you can, darlin” and went right on yelling about his daisies with his hands on his hips: “How dare you not stop to look at my gerberas!?” to anyone who passed.
For more info including interviews with vendors and a great list of the shops, here’s the website.
Walking around Oxford Street and Soho late at night, you notice the faces of mannequins and posters peering through the bright windows more obviously than in the day time. Here are a few photos I snapped on a walk to meet a friend this week.