27 June, 2011

Some Philippine Shops in London



I went to Earls Court today to meet my Sis and to take pictures and to talk to some Filipino-Londoners for the first time. Alot of Filipino lives in this part of Central London. I had a walk on some streets to look for Filipno Shops and yes, I found not only one, not two but three Philippine Shops perhaps there are still more shops in here which I couldn't find. According to a 2007 report from the Manila Times, London has over 120,000 ethnic Filipinos and Earls Court is home to the single largest community of them.
I like the ambiance of each stores its like I am really at home and I'm very happy to met Filipino Londoners as well. First shop I found was Divisoria Supermarket wherein I can easily known the place because of the Philippine Flag on its door hanging. I was amazed of the Philippine products being sold in this shop from ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, seasoning mix, noodles and much much more including coconut.
I walk awhile to look again for another shops then I read the Pinoy Supermarket, it has fresh fruits and vegetables from the Philippines. Lots of Pinoy and other Asian also came to this shop. I didn't stop long because I still want to walk maybe there's still more shops I will find.
Here's my next stop, Manila Supermarket it says Little Quiapo. It sells almost the same with the first one, service beyond expectation.
I want to explore more Filipino here in London like Barrio Fiesta but I missed the occasion because my workplace is in North England and I couldn't leave my job. Anyways, I will find more time to write more on my blog. Thanks for reading.

8 comments:

KikomaxXx said...

grabe kung tutuusin nakakamiss ang mga ganyang tanawin...

LIZ said...

so it's a different roy then. :) Glad that I've placed the right link on my sidebar. Thanks for the support.

RoNRoNTuRoN said...

uy buti pa jan marami mabibilihan. d2, konti lang. :( huhu. anlayo pa samin. :( x2

Diamond R said...

nakakatuwa naman minsan gagawin ko din yan dito sa UAE.

Lady_Myx said...

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manik_reigun said...

I love those shops at Earl's Court, especially the Pinoys sa shops, feels like home!parang sarisari store lang hehe. ;)

Will said...

Wow, nakakatuwang makita yan. Sa Philippines, they're the counterparts of those Chinese stores sa Chinatown. haha

isp101 said...

Meron ding DIVISORIA, may MANILA, may quiapo, hehehe! Nakakatuwa naman pala dyan, may mga mabibili rin pala filipino goods! =)

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