If getting up in the middle of the night to check out interesting fruit is your cup of tea, then we'd recommend a visit to the Western International Market. Our Lucy went at 3 o'clock in the morning to get hold of the last of the fresh alphonso mangoes. Sadly they were all out. But she did manage to get some yellow passion fruits from Vitacress and some new Indian Kesar mangoes. Apparently when she picked up the mango box, "it was really warm, it seemed to be generating heat as it ripened".
The market is on Hayes Road, Southall and costs £5 to get in. Other highlights include a fine selection of hot baked potatoes, world-beating chocolate muffins and a particularly grumpy security guard.