On Sunday we got quite a late start. We still made it to the Columbia Road Flower Market before the crowd had thinned for the afternoon and managed as well to stop in two funky shops for art purchases. By then our stomachs were growling more loudly than we were speaking. I was so happy to sink down at our (newly) regular table for lunch at The Marksman!
We’ve been asked where to find the best fish ‘n’ chips in London and haven’t been able to produce an answer, but we are happy to report that we’ve found it! Just look at this plate…
Their secret might be that they start with sea bass… It’s served with a really yummy homemade tartar sauce (and David played us a little Dolly Parton so that we would feel at home). Unfortunately, you may not find your favorite main on the menu as it is seasonal and often rotates so that patrons don’t get bored; just ask them what’s on the menu for the day when you book your table.
It’s so swank and local to say that we got to meet both of the owners, Dawn and Gary and their beautiful baby Marlowe. Dawn made time to talk to us despite the fact she was enjoying her own Sunday lunch! Don’t worry. If you missed it your first trip, we’ll get there on your next.
After lunch, we wandered along the east side canal until it started raining. There are so many great old and new buildings to see along this section – on the east side there less pubs and crowds of people, though there are still interesting bits worth the wander. I think Megan picked out several flats with patios that she’s ready to let. When Emma gets ready to open in London, I know the first girl who will be on the boat over the ocean! Bring it.