Have you ever been to Borough Market? These are some photos I took last July during my visit there.
Besides being London’s oldest market – it dates back to the 13th century - Borough Market is the busiest, you’ll find it on a large site near the famous London Bridge. On a Saturday – the day that we went – it’s completely swamped; swarms of people and at times hardly any space to move, you have to inch your way forward slowly in the crowd with everyone else which can take forever, so just go with the flow. The atmosphere is amazing - warm, bustling and lively, yet still peaceful. Traditional British food stalls with a fresh and artisan quality, but also gourmet goodies from many different countries and cultures around the world, and LOTS of free food samples. Just a really nice world market experience – if you’re a foodie it’s a must-visit.
Homemade raw honey from Greece flavoured with orange blossom, pine, thyme, vanilla and wild flowers.
Fresh watermelon juice and slices.
If you ever get to Borough Market be sure to visit Neal Yard’s Dairy. Their cheeses are amazing!
Artisan cheeses in general are big business at Borough Market and there are A LOT of cheese stalls…..
This is a local handmade variety called ‘Bermondsey Red’, made with organic raw milk.
Got my first taste of genuine homemade lokum (Turkish Delight) in YEARS. The last time I remember having real lokum was when I was a child!
This is the stall of Pimento Hill, a Jamaican company that makes a range of sauces, jams, seasonings and chutneys. More pics of Borough Market to come in a future post. Do you have any favourite world markets that you have visited?