Nearly seven years in London and only recently did I make my way to visit the most renowned food and drink market in London, Borough Market!
Better late than never eh?
I’ve always heard such great things about Borough Market. From its iconic location (no, I’m not referring to London Bridge. I’m talking about the fact that Bridget Jones resided just a few steps away) to the endless local and international produce on display. The choice is just dizzying (in a good way)!
I’d recommend gathering a few friends before planning a trip here as that’s the only way you’ll be able to sample all the incredible goods on offer.
Borough Market, in one form or another, has been around for about a thousand years. The area was initially defined by its position at one end of London Bridge and for centuries, the only route across the river into the capital.
In recent years, the market has been revived by the growing interest in artisan foods which took place in the 1990s. Pioneering food businesses such as Brindisa and Neal’s Yard Dairy moved into the area’s empty warehouses, began to host special retail events for the public and a whole new era of Borough Market began!
Breads and cheese and meats and fish! This is a one stop shop for your weekly culinary needs.
So this was one of my favourite bits of the market, the fresh fruit and veg. The most stunning array of colours you can imagine!
And lemons the size of my head!
Of course, how can I forget the sweet treats? Those giant milk chocolate chip cookes are to die for.
I resisted the temptation of having my dessert first and instead, went for this pulled pork sandwich.
I highly recommend stopping by The Greedy Goat for some incredible home-made ginger ice-cream (made from British goat’s milk), hot off the press waffles and a drizzle of Nutella. Ahmazing!
Borough Market is a feast for all your senses! So many colours, flavours and delicious smells wafting through the massive space. The market is open from Monday-Saturday although not all vendors are present Mon-Tues. If you decide to go on Saturday, I’d advise getting there super early to avoid the insane crowds.
The closest underground station is London Bridge and you can find our more information here.
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