As my Instagram (and most of this blog to be honest..) probably gives away, I love food and I go out to eat far more than I should. Although London is a Mecca for food lovers, as I grew up surrounded by a rural farming community having access to fresh from the farm produce was one thing I missed. So when a few years back I stumbled upon Borough Market, Britain’s most renowned food market, I had finally found what I was looking for in the city. Open 6 days a week (closed on Sundays), the market is located a short walk from London Bridge station and sells everything from artisan chorizo to street food; it really is a foodies heaven.
Saturday morning strolls;
If you’re looking for fresh produce and ingredients, Three Crown Square (the large section that lies under the famous Borough Market sign) is the place to be. Not to say that the rest of the market is lacking but purely because this is the home to the large fruit and veg stalls along with fishmongers and butchers. Towards the middle is also home to a beer and wine store which aside from selling more types of craft ale than you could imagine, has a pop up stall seeing prosecco and Pimms. With Saturday being my normal day to visit, I find it near on impossible to walk past without indulging and I’ve never been left disappointed.
Once you’ve got a full belly (or have picked up lots of goodies), you’re only a few minutes walk from the Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hinde, HMS Belfast and if you fancy a fantastic view, The Shard. So plenty around to make a day out of your trip.