Tip for tourists: Blackheath farmer’s market runs every Sunday morning in the station car park from 10am -2pm. A great selection of foods to try, much more manageable to walk round and less crowded than Borough market, with lots of lovely restaurants and cafes nearby to stop at for lunch afterwards.
From London to Tokyo, County Hall at Southbank played host to the Japan Matsuri, with food stalls, martial arts demonstrations and Taiko drumming. I forgot I was in London as I passed the queues of Japanese tourists waiting patiently for a taste of their home country.
Tourist tip: Southbank is also home to a daily second hand book market, tucked beneath Waterloo bridge. This is a great place to pick up a bargain or just have a browse.
Finally a visit to South America at Spitalfields market with Argentinian Tango at the free milonga. Perched on a nearby bench with a coffee and the huge slice of cake I purchased at the farmer’s market, I watched dozens of couples practicing their Tango moves in Bishops Square as part of the London River Tango festival.
A perfect Sunday across the continents without leaving the city, this is why London is my favourite place in the world.
Tourist tips: Spitalfields market runs every Sunday from 9am-5pm specialising in fashion, art and vintage. For more upcoming events check out their website:www.spitalfields.co.uk . Upcoming events include, wine tasting, free salsa lessons and a teadance. Who said London has to be expensive?