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Get delightfully lost in Brick Lane Market’s capricious assortment of deals and steals! The bazaar is a Sunday-only affair, but the surrounding area is dotted with themed covered markets open on different days.
Head to Backyard Market for handmade paraphernalia, Brick Lane Food Hall (a.k.a. Boiler House) for global cuisine, The Tea Rooms for antique knick-knacks, Vintage Clothing Market for retro fashion, or Sunday Upmarket for artisan eats.
Pop in at the end of the week, and you’ll be greeted by street performers adding a bit of pizzazz to Brick Lane’s bustling atmosphere!
Most people bring clothes, shoes, bags, and fashion back from Italy. Dom and I bring back food. Shameless amounts of it. Truffles, dried pastas, olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar... and pack them in boxes 📦 and newspaper 🗞 courtesy of the hotel concierge. Overweight luggage is a real concern with all that balsamic vinegar and olive oils 😅 If you head over, go on an empty stomach. There’s plenty to eat, lots of little stalls, and your mouth will be kept pretty busy with the constant gobbling.
One of the biggest outdoor markets in Hong Kong, Stanley Market is as much of a tourist attraction as it is a place to quench your hoarding habits. You can find almost anything here—from the essentials to the frivolous to the insane. (Triple-fused pentaminx 17x17x17 Rubik’s cubes, anyone?) Not everything is second-hand, but some items are recycled while some are handmade. The prices start off low, so there’s no need to play limbo. The area is a hotspot for pickpockets, though, so be careful!