Saturday, 3 August 2013

Borough Market

This week I’ve been enjoying acting like a tourist in my own city. I sometimes think I don’t take advantage enough of living in London – sticking to the areas I know and love rather than exploring everything this incredible city has to offer. My Thursday trip to Borough Market was something of a compromise – somewhere I love, but haven’t got round to revisiting for well over a year. I spent the morning at the market, establishing a great routine of wander, find something to eat, sit in the sunshine and eat, and repeat. In the afternoon I walked from the market all the way to Hyde Park (a good hour and a half or so at a leisurely pace in the sunshine), taking in all the sights of Southbank, the Tate, the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Mall and the Houses of Parliament on my way. I loved seeing the city at it’s best in the blazing sun and felt truly proud to be a Londoner! I thought I’d share a few photos from my Borough Market with you today – enjoy!DSC_0013
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IMG-20130801-01012This was just a small selection of the unusual meats offered by the aptly named Exotic Meat Company – they also had kangroo, crocodile, elk and ostrich on offer! I was very intrigued but wimped out – has anyone else tried?!DSC_0035My gorgeous Lemon, Lime and Basil goats milk ice cream from Greedy Goat – the ultimate refreshment. I also ate (too speedily to get a photo of) gorgeous gnocchi stuffed with tomato and mozzarella served with tomato sauce from La Tua Pasta and several different types of fudge, including a great salted caramel fudge, from Whirld so I would highly recommend all 3 stalls! DSC_0030

8 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, wonderful! I hope I'll visit this market one day...

Cheers,

Rosa

Kezia said...

I love Borough Market! The goats milk ice cream is lush, I always get some when I'm down there. Before I became a vegetarian I tried an ostrich burger, which was interesting!

margaret21 said...

Although I do sometimes think that Borough Market's a bit pleased with itself, I do love visiting when I'm in London, and it's as well to go with a full purse - and a big shopping bag - because there's far too much there that's impossible to resist

The Caked Crusader said...

I used to love working right near Borough Mkt. The whole Southbank is terrific - possibly my favourite place in London.

Dewi said...

Wonderful market. I just wish we have similar thing in our town :)

Caroline said...

I've had a zebra burger from that stall in your photo, it was good - I also bought two wagyu beef burgers which I put in the freezer and am looking forward to!

Maggie said...

I too love Borough Market and visit on my trips to London - it is also a great photographic opportunity. No exotic meats for me though....

Jo said...

Looks like a great market, love the photo of all the colourful tomatoes. I think my sister in law has tried Kangaroo meat and enjoyed it.