How times have changed...
School playground, 1986: "Nice jeans Marcus, where did you get them? The market?"
Confessing to the ownership of market goods as a nipper was a sure-fire way to get yourself a wedgie.
Skip forward to the 2000s and it's all about the markets. And so it should be. More choice than you can shake an organic spelt bloomer at from row upon row of small, independent producers with a tangible passion for what they sell.
Food stuffs, clothing, gift ideas, books, snack bars, antiques, specialist stalls... they're all here. And here in abundance.
So head down to London's best markets, you're in for a treat.