Now, the way to get to Barkin Road is to take the tube to Upton Park and then walk three or so blocks. I wasn't prepared, though, for the extreme mix of cultures that I encountered in that short walk.
I passed right by a Middle Eastern and Indian fair, called the Queen's Market. There was a bit of everythig, from fruits to saris, to butcher's meat hanging right there in plain view.
I walked around a bit and then headed to the store.
It's not hard to miss, with its bright Tardis-blue exterior.
This is what I saw first.
How awesome is that!? I wanted to get a picture with it, but there was no one else in the store to ask, so I kind of got a picture.
I bought a few things, and then started the walk back to Upton Park station to go to Piccadilly Circus. Piccadilly Circus was one of the few touristy places that I still hadn't gone to, so it was about time. On the way there, a man in full Scottish garb, kilt and everything, hopped on the tube and proceeded to eat sushi with chopsticks as we rode. One of the strangest things I've seen in London, though I'm sure it's not such a shock to the locals anymore.
When I'd walked around a good bit, I decided to head to another stop: Earl's Court. Why? Becuase of this.
I'm not going to lie, I was kind of expecting to hear that wheezing Tardis sound. Alas, no.
They allow visitors to "adopt" one of the exhibits by becoming a member of the museum, so I did. If you stop by, you will see my name above a jar holding the head of a cottonmouth snake.
So that was my day. Lots and lots of walking, but the weather was lovely, so no complaints.