Sunday 28 December 2008

Let them eat bread?

Who would have thought that the culture of an area could be determined by bread, but it is true...

One of the more dominant features in the commercial development of Hampstead over the last two years has been the growth of bread shops.

It sounds flippant but this has enhanced an atmosphere which is welcoming - it has moved forward a cafe culture, has made the tourist options for Hampstead more visible (even in these winter months) and gives the perception of optimism and confidence in the local community.

When it comes to bread shops I say bring them in... Hampstead seems to be able to sustain them and the residents love them - there are few things better than fresh bread - and the visible effect is great.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah but have you seen the prices they charge for a loaf?