London is a city rich in markets. Numerous, varied and widespread, they pulsate with people and produce. They are the connective tissue of the streets, stimulating the city and its population. Many of my favourite streets are so because they host one. I love the energy, humour and diversity of people, behind the stalls and in front of them. They are a perfect place for taking pictures and capturing authentic moments.
The markets I particularly enjoy are the ones where you can get l five lighters for a pound as well as a pulled-pork sandwich. Brick Lane's Sunday market offers these things and more. Stretching from Bethnal Green to "Banglatown", its long and winding road is festooned with stalls of all shapes and sizes selling everything from bowls of fruit to bric-a-brac. Its rough edges rub with wilful abrasion against the clean lines of the sanitised City skyscrapers that loom over it. Long may the cranes of high-rise development be held back there and this vibrant central London community continue to thrive.