Lunch breaks in the city

So, I've been working in this particular part of the big smoke that is London for nearly 5 years now. It's a fascinating part of the city. Lots of history, fascinating architecture (young and old), a fusion of shops, cafes, bars and markets, a medley of bridges crossing the Thames, secret fact it's one big patchwork of gems. Just when you think you've got the hood sussed, something comes along to surprise you.

Only yesterday did I decide to take a different turning in my lunch break to find myself at a very famous, historical land mark. I simply saw the road sign for this particular place and I thought, how on earth have I not visited it before?! Within 10 minutes I was there among the tourists all glammed up in their Olympic regalia and the squawking seagulls after fish and chip titbits. In all honesty, I was completely blown away by this land mark and desperately wished I'd had my camera on me, so that I could join the tourists.

It got me thinking, I really should come and take more photos in my lunch break of some of my favourite places in the city and of some of my discoveries. And so, to encourage my 1 hour lunch break adventures, I'm going to start a new series of blog posts called 'Lunch breaks in the city' and what better way to kick it off than with some tres cool street art. The discovery I made yesterday needs the attention of my camera, so I'm keeping it a secret...for now! :-)

Where can you find these little gems? On Hanbury Street, which is just off Brick Lane. If you've never been to Brick Lane, go, it's absolutely one of my favourite parts of the city to wander around...I feel very at home there.

Did you know the street name, 'Brick Lane', can be traced back as far as the 1550s, when it was little more than a field path where clay was dug to make tiles and bricks. Cool eh!