lavender from provence and blue cheese

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.

Gorgeous vertical garden outside 'Chez Michele' Florists at Borough market

(Gorgeous vertical garden outside ‘Chez Michele’ Florists)

close up of vertical garden and flowers outside 'Chez Michele' Florists at Borough Market, London

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.

cherries and paella at the stalls at borough market

 

Antique French wood burning stove with beautiful enamelling

(Antique French wood burning stove with beautiful enamelling)

mustard and chilli stalls at borough market in london

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.

'its pimms 'o clock' sign and sangria stall at borough market in london

various vegetable stalls at borough market in londontruffle oil stall at borough market in london

 

boar head at borough market

(yes,its true..bacon doesn’t come from the bacon plant…it comes from this guy.)

We recapped  the days foodgasms at Monmouth Coffee Company with their life restoring cappuccinos.

coffee at monmouth borough market in london

So, If you want to bust your diet on seriously good British food, head to Borough Market.

borough market sign

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?

Quirky Hand painted Tile which claims to teleport you in minutes near Russell Square ,London

Photography By Sandeep Mukhedkar.

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