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Exploring Borough Market: Best Food Market in London

12/12/2014

This week I went back to one of London’s most beautiful and famous markets: Borough Market. It was a pleasure browsing the market halls on a week day, for a change! I have always been on Saturdays when Londoners and tourists visit en masse and it can be a bit tricky to move through the crowd and buying lunch from the street food stalls requires some queuing. Either way though it’s a beautiful place and if you have never been, then you must visit soon!

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My Instagram friend and fellow food blogger Asha of Fork Spoon Knife was in London visiting from the States, so we decided to meet up for coffee at Monmouth and for a walk in the market.

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Obviously you cannot visit Borough Market without stopping at Bread Ahead to buy doughnuts, so that’s exactly what we did! I am a big fan of Bread Ahead Bakery and in particular of their baking school, where I have learnt how to make sourdough bread and doughnuts!

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The main reason for our visit though was to meet one of the Borough Market’s marketing team to learn about the events they regularly organise in the Demo Kitchen and new Market Hall.

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After our visit, Asha and I had lunch at Elliot’s, a fantastic café and restaurant with a simple but mindful approach to cooking. I had crab salad on toast with a side of cavolo nero, almonds and onions, while Asha had the lamb tongue.

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A stroll along the Southbank after lunch was beautiful, though quite cold this time of the year. I took these photos with my phone, just before dropping it because I couldn’t feel my hands anymore!

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I am definitely enjoying having the time to explore my city during the week and doing things I wouldn’t have had time to do when I had a full time job! :)

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7 Comments

  • Reply Lisa 12/12/2014 at 17:29

    I really should nip across to Borough Market more as it’s just across the river from my work, I can never bring myself to go at the weekend as it’s just far too busy. Lovely photos.

  • Reply circusgardener 12/12/2014 at 20:36

    Lovely photos of Borough market – a wonderful, precious gem.

  • Reply MrTimChow 16/12/2014 at 08:54

    Great photos! Love the photos of borough market especially!

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