Why locals love it?
Brick Lane is not exactly unheard of, in fact it can be quite touristy, but there's something interesting going on behind the old Truman Brewery of a weekend. Backyard Market is an arts and crafts market fuelled by the talents of London's creative industry.
Why you should visit it
In a market focussed predominantly on art and design, you're destined to find something completely unique to take home with you. The stalls are tightly packed in and overflowing with designer clothing, jewellery, prints and sculpture. There's also an international food section, why not sample some foreign home cooked dishes and homely prices?
At the top of brick lane you can get killer bagels, for £2!