Word of the day: HIPSTER...or maybe Vintage...but they can be used synonymously.
The bus took us to Liverpool Station from where we walked first to a Starbucks (the beloved Starbuckscard was put to use!) and then to Spitalfield's Market where the countles stands with different things started. Most of the salesmen/-women are selling clothes or jewelry, either hand-made (which means they're declared as "designer pieces") or secondhand/vintage.
The market itself has also some indoor shops with big names such as MAC as well as small businesses and lots of restaurants to stop and feed your hunger.
We passed the market and entered Brick Lane: Hipster's paradise. ;)
There is an incredible number of little shops and stands, selling all kinds of goods.
We first went into a pretty cool music store which sells vinyl and cds. I didn't buy anything but I found some nice musicians I'll look up back home (plus a nice book about fishing...O.o).
Afterwards we headed to the biggest congregation of stands which is located in an old fabric building. You can find any kind of clothing there: from cool printed shirts, hand made necklaces and earrings, used furcoats, and former army jackets to bags, shoes and clothes by Burberry, Chanel and Prada.
Sadly most of the awesome stuff is still pretty expensive so we confined ourselves to looking and not buying.
Since we were still filled up with breakfast and coffee we didn't try a dish from one of the stands in the food corner, where you can choose between Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Turkish, etc. cuisine.
The day ended at Wagamama, where we had dinner. Actually we planned to visit an Indian restaurant but as soon as you stopped by one of the menus presented before the restaurant they came out to drag you in and we both wanted the decide for ourself where to eat, thank you very much.
So Wagamama in Spitalfield's Market it was. Pretty much like MoschMosch with the long wooden tables and stools plus the Pseudo-Asian cuisine, but a little more tasty and faster service (YES, HEAR ME MY DEAR COLLEAUGES!).
We took the bus back to the dorm, headed to the supermarket to buy some bread for tomorrow and are looking forward to an evening with 'New Girl', tea and cookies.
Tomorrow we will make a trip to Winchester, visiting Winchester Cathedral and checking out the city. Since we have to get up at about 5 am it will be wise to head for bed early. ;)