Borough Market Wanderings

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In the shadow of Southwark Cathedral near London Bridge Station lies one of London’s greatest treasures. Prepare for a feast for the senses* and follow me into this foodie’s paradise…

*You may want to grab a preemptive snack because this post is bound to cause some serious hunger pangs!

In the shade of the Shard, Borough Market is the perfect spot for a quick lunch, a leisurely afternoon gastronomic journey or dinner and drinks in the fading city lights. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it in Borough.

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From the moment you step beneath the awnings you’re hit with the delicious mix of tempting aromas and a smorgasbord of some of the best street foods in the city. (Make sure you bring cash! There’s nothing worse than finding just what you want…only to learn they don’t accept cards.)

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Once you’ve managed to narrow down the innumerable choices, grab a seat for a bit of people watching and Vitamin D intake before heading deeper into the market to pick up treats to take home for friends and family or (let’s be honest) yourself. This is a no-judgement zone so buy that fudge/cheese/meat/bread/ale/all of the above and enjoy it wholeheartedly! Our little secret 😉

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Inside you’ll find the freshest produce…

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Gourmet cheeses approved by Raymond Blanc himself!

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Pole-caught langoustines fresh from the sea…

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Mountains of mouth-watering fudge…

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Every spice you could imagine and some of the hottest chillis in the world. (Please note this photo is purely for show. I’m an acknowledged heat wimp. They say admitting it is the first step…)

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Picture-perfect olives…

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…and gorgeous, fresh blooms to help celebrate the coming of Spring.

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The options are endless and with every stall staffed with friendly faces offering samples and their expertise it won’t be long until your bags are laden with the makings of an impressive feast (or three…or four…). When it reaches the point where you’re struggling to move under the weight of all of the brie/fresh olive oil/organic specialty lettuce/etc. call it a day and finish off your Borough Market journey with a refreshing glass of Pimm’s (no matter the hour of the day, it’s always Pimm’s o’clock in the UK) overlooking the beauty of Southwark Cathedral.

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As the sun sets amble over the road (you’ll be too stuffed to move any faster!) to London Bridge tube station and head home satisfied in heart, soul and stomach. Undoubtedly you’ll already be planning your next trip.

Whether you live in London or are just passing through promise me you’ll stop in to Borough Market. Your stomach will thank you!

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