Sunday is a lazy day for most people - a day to relax, read the papers - and generally not do very much before having a Sunday lunch and then snoozing it off again.
In East London they don't have time for things like that - Sunday is a busy old day for those in Brick Lane, especially for those involved with the Sunday Up Market.
The Sunday Up Market started off in September 2004, introducing a range of stalls to the Truman Brewery area - giving the many artists and creatives of the Shoreditch area and beyond a chance to sell their wares - fast forward to now and the Sunday Up Market has more than 140 different stalls, incorporating everything from crafts to fashion, music to food - and a reputation that sees it as one of the coolest and most innovative markets in London.
Set over an 11-acre site, these days the stalls encompass more than just the covered market, with stalls reaching out into the streets of Brick Lane and beyond. There are endless food stalls - it is possible to literally eat your way around the world, from Peru to Japan via Europe and America. My recommendation - repeat visits to the market are a must (don't try to eat everything in one day in other words).
Once you've had your fill - go shopping, check out the fashions, buy some prints and enjoy yourself - again, there's far too much for you to take in on one trip, but it won't be too long after you've left that you'll be planning your return - Sunday is the new Saturday in East London after all...