Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Rainy Days at Borough Market, London







If you're a foodie visiting London, then you need to take a trip down to Borough Market a.k.a foodie's paradise. Borough Market is London's most renowned food and drink market, and for good reason. I had the day off work today, so I decided to take a little trip across London to see what all of the fuss was about...

Located right next to London Bridge Station, the market is made up from 70 stalls all selling gourmet food from across the globe. Before you enter the market, you're greeted with hundreds of buzzing tourists and Londoners eating, chatting and snapping the odd photograph, which makes for such an exciting atmosphere - the whole place was buzzing. 

Borough Market is quite a loud place, and it's definitely very busy (especially around lunch time - abound the 12pm rush if you can!), so it's not one for the faint hearted...but then again, I wouldn't say London is for those who prefer a quiet life! There's so much to see, eat and do at Borough Market, it's really worth planning to spend half a day looking around the stalls so that you can see everything. I ended up staying for around 3 hours, just wandering through all of the stalls and sampling the culinary delights...everything from scallops to donuts, but the cheese stalls were definitely my favourite (and of course the prosecco spritzers!). 

With so much on offer, it's easy to get overwhelmed and go for the first stall you see. However, my top tip would be to take a walk around the whole market first before deciding what you want to eat..there's nothing worse than settling for the first thing you see then getting major food envy right after...and definitely go with an empty stomach! 

If you've traveled all the way over to Southwark to see the market, it's worth planning in some time to explore the surrounding area. London Bridge area is alive with history, so it's definitely worth planning in one of the Jack the Ripper tours...if you can handle a fright!

Bon Appétit!

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