Popina Bakery, photo: Sam Thompson - www.shrinkpad.com

The Schoolyard Market, photo: Katherine Hodgson - katherinehodgson@gmail.com

Organic goodness

Coffee break

Broadway Market on Saturdays is a kaleidoscope of tastes and cultures: stalls, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes offering some of the best food and most original clothing in London all crammed into a little East End street between the Regent’s Canal and London Fields.

Some come for organic meat, fruit and vegetables; fresh fish and smoked salmon and oysters; delicious bread, cakes and cheese. Others scour the clothes racks for vintage bargains - then head to the lingerie stall for something small and expensive to wear beneath.

But the true beauty of Broadway is that you can also shop for top-quality food at prices that are as good, or better, than the supermarkets. Perhaps that is why well over 90 percent of the people you see on Saturdays live nearby, walk or cycle to the market, and return week after week for their regular shopping.

And the extra space in the schoolyard at London Fields gives parents room to relax, and children a safe place to play.