Yes its touristy ,bit pricey and most Londoners probably don’t shop here..
BUT is it a great way to spend a rainy summer day ? If you are a camera wearing, food loving design tripper (like me) then the answer is a resounding Yes!…read on if you need more convincing or you just want to enjoy the yummy photos.
We started the day with a pint of local beer at the Market Porter pub, sipping in the company of the lovely flowers at neighbouring Chez Michele Florists.
We ate (apart from all the samples ) – Seared scallops with bacon and endive at the fish monger
Locally sourced oysters which ,rightfully so,tasted of the sea… accompanied by a glass of Prosecco.
all in the name of research, I swear
Duck Confit Sandwich : Sloppy-licious! crispy fatty bits of duck stuffed between soft french bread topped with arugula and french mustard from Le Marché du Quartier.
Brownies from Ion Patisserie.
We bought : Cheese from Mons Cheesemongers, Amazing mushroom pâté from Pâté Moi , Goose fat from Le Marché du Quartier , Noirmoutier red wine flavoured sea salt and a bag of locally produced cherries.
We recapped the days foodgasms at Monmouth Coffee Company with their life restoring cappuccinos.
So, If you want to bust your diet on seriously good British food, head to Borough Market.
How to get there :
by TRAIN : get off at London Bridge Station which is serviced by the Jubilee and Northern Lines on the Underground
by BUS: get off at London Bridge, Borough High Street or Southwark Street stops, they will leave you right by the Market.
Timings: Full Market on Thurs : 11am-5pm , Fri : 12pm-6pm , Sat: 8am-5pm. Lunch only – Mon- Wed : 10 am -3pm.
for more info on local events and vendor listings visit the official market website.
Lastly, on our way back from the market we spotted this curious hand painted tile near Russell Square tube station. Teleportation, anyone?
Photography By Sandeep Mukhedkar.