If you ask someone their favourite market in London 9 times out of 10 they will answer “Borough Market”. In full disclosure, I completely made that statistic up. However, in my experience it’s extremely loved by all. Borough Market in Southwark is solely food oriented, and you can get pretty much any food you seek there. On this outing I had traditional Southern BBQ brisket, but on previous visits I’ve had everything from falafel to cake (a healthy trip) to curry.
Tucked close to London Bridge station the retail market is open Wednesday-Saturday. And as a warning, it will be crowded. On sunny days, I like to join the throngs of people that buy delicious snacks and then sit on the grounds of gorgeous neighbouring Southwark Cathedral to eat them. Since it’s been here since the 13th century it’s safe to say it’s a London establishment. (And it is London’s oldest fruit and veg market!)
The onslaught of people ready to fight for savoury fare.
Seconds after this photo was taken the couple began to make out. Ah, young love.
It was a lovely day so our first stop was to hit up the fizz stall for some take-away bubbles.
Just one of the many bakery stalls.
Wheels of cheese bigger than my body.
Colourful sweet treats.
I’m a sucker for cured meats. It sounds weird, but it’s true.
Bridget Jones lived above this pub in Borough Market in the films.
Sampling some salsa.