London writer and photographer, Emily Luxton, has a great blog about her East London, England neighborhood and her travels (here she is in Marrakesh). Since East London is a hip area filled with street art, ethnic food and recently many London Olympics events, I’m excited to have her share a local’s perspective.
OVERVIEW: I live in Whitechapel (Jack the Ripper’s killing ground!), a great area of East London; vibrant and eclectic with a really strong art scene. There’s a great mix of cultures and ethnic food places, loads of awesome pop-up markets and vintage fairs, and it’s a hot spot for street art — there’s a very old Banksy right up the road from me and loads of Malarky’s work all over the place.
EAT: Beigel Bake
This is the perfect snack-stop if you’re exploring the Brick Lane and Hoxton street art, or hitting the vintage markets. Visit on a Sunday when Brick Lane Market is on, and you can enjoy your bagel to the sounds of jazz coming from the record-stall across the street. Continue reading