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Published: April 5th 2002
Old Spitalfields Market
The huge indoor area - smaller than it used to be.
Today is my last working day before starting a new life of travel and leisure.
As working days go today is going to be pretty good. Arriving a little on the late side, going for a long lunch and then leaving early to host my leaving drinks. I've worked in an investment bank Lehman Brothers
in the City for the last nine months, but it isn't really what I want to do long term - I don't think I'm well suited to financial corporate life. (Hi everyone from Lehman's)
Lunch - first we tried the trendy city pub just behind Liverpool St. station, but no joy, huge queues and a 45 min wait for food. So we went to one of my favourite places in the area Old Spitalfields Market
. Lots of (relatively) cheap food and market stores. A little bit like the Camden Town markets but a stones throw from the big financial institutions of the city. Recently a consortium of businesses planned to build an office block on the site, but part of the market has since been saved, see the website above for more details.
My leaving drinks started at five and finished at 11pm - which is
Inside Hamilton Hall
Bill and John and Me.
pretty good going - we went to Hamilton Hall - a J D Wetherspoon's
pub - I like the food there and the beer is pretty cheap and good, for the city.
Well here are some photos of the day ... now where did I put the paracetamol?
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