Shoreditch/Brick Lane/Old Street is for sure one of my favourite areas in London. Sometimes it strikes me how close it is to the City of London (the financial heart and the place that features a huge accumulation of business attire). But then you turn around the corner and plunge into a different world where anything goes it seems. And the vibe – amazing. Have a look here too: I already wrote a brief guide on Brick Lane. Don’t miss the to-dos! And then there is also this hidden treasure on Sunday mornings: Columbia Road Flower Market! So next time, trade your *famousecoffeechain* coffee for coffee and cake at Brick Lane (and don’t forget to visit the Bagel shop!)!