WHO: Globe staff writer Mark Shanahan and his kids
WHERE: SoWa Open Market
As a much younger person, I lived not far from London and spent occasional weekend afternoons wandering the crowded stalls of Portobello Road, one of the city’s many outdoor markets.
I browsed everything from art deco ash trays and antique binoculars to incense holders and bohemian handbags, and I once ran into former Clash guitarist Mick Jones drinking tea. (“Ten years too late, mate,” he said after I paid him a compliment.) And when I got hungry, I ate. There were loads of vendors selling falafel, noodles, gyros, you name it.
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