The thing about London is that you can be on your way to meet a friend and discover a whole new area you didn’t know existed, which is why I wanted to start a new series on the blog called London’s Hidden Gem so I can share it with you all. First on the list is Leather Lane.
Leather Lane is based in Farrington and is home to one of the busiest, smallest street markets in London.
Located in what is known as the hub for Lawyers, the market is home to some of the most delicious street food I have come across. You can every form of street food here, from Meditteranean to Vietnamese, to Thai to Jerk Chicken. Whether you are Vegan, Vegetarian or a big meat eater there is something for everyone here.
Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to try a few of the places out. I would highly recommend Chick for Falafels, Oasis for a delicious Spinach and Sweet Potato Quesadilla. There is so much choice along these cobbles that I have yet to try them all. It can be very easy to treat yourself every day but there are some great healthy options too from delicious salads to other nutritious treats.
Moving away from the delicious food, there are some great clothing stalls and a stunning handbag stall. Now I know market clothing stalls may not be to everyone tastes but what is special about these stalls is that the clothing is from the likes of New Look, Topshop at a much more affordable price point. If you work nearby it makes it a lot easier to get some shopping done during your lunch break.
What makes Leather Lane is the people. Not just the customers but the people on the stalls. They are always happy to see you, enagage in a conversation with you. After a morning at work it really can brighten your day.
The lane is completely packed with people doing some shopping, picking up some lunch and have a peruse. I have to say I love nothing more than walking up and down the lanes seeing what is new.
Which of London’s Hidden Gem should I visit next?