It is the most famous street market in the city especializing in fashion and household goods and despite two world wars, it’s still standing resilient and getting more and more popular so that Parliament declared it as a London institution in 1936 to prevent it from getting wiped away as a consequence of the construction boom!
Petticoat Lane market is just few steps from our hotel and a stone’s throw to H’s tower block so I reckoned it would be a great place to start my day’s photoshoot. Well, I actually got more than what I hoped for. I went at the right time when The City’s lunch hour was just starting so I was amazed to see yuppies and even their seniors who looked like they just came out of their conference rooms, queueing up for street food and filling up the tables and chairs that were instantly set up like dining halls in open air!
I don’t blame them. It’s very expensive to eat out all the time and the only cheap way is to feed on cold sandwiches that gets boring after a while so Petticoat Lane comes as perfect alternative!
The streets are lined up with fashionable clothing and shoes that don’t hurt the wallet too much. I also imagined that office workers come here to buy their outfits for some cocktail parties or even as emergency solution when their suits are accidentally smudged with coffee!
So while munching on warm falafel sandwich, one’s eyes could be browsing on the clothes on display to buy for the missus!
Notice the “Gherkin” in the skyline, it’s cheap dining with an expensive-looking view!