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When you ask a tourist or a Londoner to name one of their top favorite food markets, Borough Market is bound to be on the list. No doubt. So today, my first Saturday in town (and a wet one at that), I grabbed my umbrella, coat, Oyster card, and bag in search of the famed covered marketplace.
Getting to Borough Market (from West London)
To get to Borough Market from Hammersmith, nothing could be simpler and I again am so thankful for the excellent transportation links here in town. We have FOUR lines at the Hammersmith tube station including: Hammersmith & City, Circle, District and Piccadilly.
I took the Piccadilly Line to Green Park where I picked up the Jubilee Line to London Bridge.
Walk out of London Bridge station and you’re smack in the heart of the market. (And there’s a Barclay’s Bank right across the road in case you need more cash.)
A Visual Tour of Borough Market
So let the tour begin…
The signs are awesome — great, witty and random all wrapped up in one. This one made me think of Marlin and other wine lovers.
And yes, you saw butchers’ stalls throughout the place with full bodied animals. :O
And of course there were numerous stalls selling yummy breads and baked goods that smelled o so good and tempting!
And no, the rain did not keep people away. Umbrellas were everywhere but thankfully the place was covered so you were able to keep dry and there were no umbrellas gouging eyes.
And did I mention the gorgeous background? Southwark Cathedral (aka. the Cinderella Cathedral).
So was my venture into Borough Market a success?
Definitely a great time for people watching, checking out local produce, and playing with my camera.
I also bought a few fun things including “drunk cheese” and my first “Turkish Delight” (had me thinking of Narnia).
I bought 2 grapefruits for breakfast times (£1,50)
Turkish Delight had me thinking about Edmund and Narnia so I had to try. The vendor said it would last for a month +.
More Turkish Delight.
The Duck Confit in the pan.
A Fruit/Veggie Vendor sold me a basket of blueberries for £1
If you haven’t been yet, I would definitely recommend a visit. This is a great place for the tourist, local, single, couple, group of girlfriends, or family.
Just be sure to budget before arrival or you might spend a few more £ then planned. 😉
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