We start our day at Algate East station and make our way up Brick Lane trying to spot some street art. The main four roads to look out for are Princelet, Hanbury, Fashion and Heneage but, as is always the case with street art, it could pop up anywhere. Here are some of our favourite pieces.
Sri Lankan Fisherman Street Art The Hanbury Street Crane Street Art
After spying some street art take a left towards Spitalfields Market and spend an hour looking through the nik-nacs on display. We like the vendor that sells old maps of London towards the back of the market. There are also a few places to eat amongst the stalls.
Back onto Brick Lane and you will come to Buxton Street and the Allen Gardens. Beyond that is a hidden treasure of the area, the Nomadic Community Garden.
There are plenty of interesting things on site to look at including street art and a cafe. If you back yourself why not wow the crowds with your skills on the piano?!
Street Art Bear These Seats Are Taken
As you are here why not unleash your inner child and visit the Spitalfields City Farm and Gardens? Donkeys, Goats, Pigs and lots of others.
Leytonstone is the home to our favourite tube stop, purely because of the Alfred Hitchcock inspired mosaics adorning the walls. The area has some good places to eat and plenty of green space to explore.
We would recommend starting off your visit via the tube mosaics at Leytonstone Underground Station. They are all Alfred Hitchcock inspired and make for a very different feel to your normal tube station walls.
Leytonstone Tube Station Mosaics
We would head straight for the High Street and the All You Read Is Love (877 High Rd Leytonstone, London E11 1HR | Website) cafe and bookshop. It is a quirky little space which we love.
Although not as glamorous as a Victoria Park, the Wanstead Flats open space is lovely to walk through and relax in. In our Leytonstone Tramble we walk through them and would recommend you do the same.