NFT Travel Guides: London's Petticoat Lane & Fresh Eggs

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One of our travel guides partners, Not For Tourists, has several unique offerings on their website this week. Check out the following highlights from their London correspondents...



No Money, No Problems, by John Parton

Petticoat Lane

Whilst recently wondering if I could afford to fork-out an absurd amount of money on a number of new things I didn’t need, I reflected that life in London is (obviously) exorbitantly pricey. However, there are solutions to this problem, one of the most attractive being Petticoat Lane Market. Running half-heartedly during weekdays, but blooming into a crowded clamour of unintelligible trader shouts every Sunday morning, it is absurdly cheap.


Shake It Up!, by Claire Storrow

Mess Café

Breakfast is without a doubt, the new lunch. The only problem is, in England, the fried breakfast is king--not such good news for faddy dieters; hold the oil, no bread, cut the fat off the bacon. Puh-lease. Mess, however, does such a good job of the Full Monty (please don't pick me up on the criteria for a real Full Monty, you English breakfastophiles) that you don't feel naughty indulging in a cooked breakfast any day of the week.


Crushing Defeat, by Jenny Wight

The Diner

According to recent scientific research, a good blueberry pancake can cause a religious-seeming ecstasy, rolling of the eyeballs and whoops of joy. Of course, this only happens if the pancakes in question are fine specimens; thick and fluffy, graced with golden brown swirls, scattered with the dark blue berries and drenched in sweet maple syrup. I've tasted them. I know.


Art Attack, by Anne Seymour

Roger Hiorn's Seizure

Now don't get me wrong. I live in a Walworth bedsit behind Lidl. So when I say that estates round Elephant & Castle are a godforsaken Gomorrah of hooded trogs wielding rusty knives, I speak with the rose-tinted pride of one who lives here: the raw truth would be far less charitable.


Frizzante, by Daniel Kramb

Hackney City Farm

"Mu-um, can we go and see the pig again, pleee-ase? Muu-uum!" Okay, don't come here if you don't like kids, but if you do (or even have them), Hackney's popular inner-city farm is a great place for breakfast. Where else can you claim that the eggs on your plate come courtesy of the hens hopping around in front of the door?



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