Exploring Borough Market

I’ve lived in London all my life and as I’ve gotten older I’ve realised how much I take my city for granted, which is why I made exploring London one of my not so new New Year resolutions.

At the beginning of the year, my boyfriend and I made a pact not to travel anywhere abroad (Although, I really don’t know how long this will last though, as we’ve both been roaming the travel websites lol) As a result, I decided it would be a good time to explore London and visit places that I’ve heard people always talk about, and experience these places for myself.

As a self proclaimed foodie, there was only one stop that I had in mind!

Borough Market
I can’t believe I’ve never been!

I’ve heard people talk about Borough Market many times before, and I’ve heard nothing but good things… especially about the food, so I thought it was about time I got my arse down there.

I’m a major fan of Shoreditch, so I began my day there. My first stop  obviously involved coffee, and as Shoreditch has a lot to offer in this area, I was really spoilt for choice. I ended up having brekkie in a little gem called All Press, which was just opposite Barbour & Parlour – another great eatery if you know the area.

After a few snaps around BoxPark and a full belly, I got myself on a bus and soon found… or rather smelled Borough Market!

It was all hustle and bustle despite it only being a little past 12, but I was ready.

There was so much happening at once, and while I’m not a fan of crowds, which is one of the main reasons I hate going into London, there was so much happening, so many smells to take in and people around that just wanted to get involved.

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When I first got there, I didn’t know where to go, I ended up going with the crowd and literally walked from one end to the other, without looking at anything!

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After deciding on how to tackle the market, I went in again, looking at everything, tasting and trying different foods and of course taking pics. The colours were amazing, and there were foods from all over the world being offered.

The only thing I could compare it to was the market in Barcelona – La Ramblas… however I found it had less variety.

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Walking through was so strange. The market is quite tourist driven, and people from all over the world had come to taste foods that originate from their countries lol… I guess its all about the experience, ay.

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Borough Market offered, everything from food, delicacies, flowers, plants, haircuts and pampering, just EVERYTHING!

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I could have eaten everything! Just look how good the food looked.

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This Tomato and Pesto Focaccia was delicious, cannot go wrong with a bit of pesto!

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I loved that you could see the stall owners prepare the foods right in front of you – mouthwatering!

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Im not a big cook, but I could imagine how tasty this fish would have been… I’m a sucker for any type of prawn dishes.

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After about 2 hours of roaming and tasting, I left with some Italian goodies, and some good Gouda cheese!

Borough Market did not disappoint, but I do feel I need to go again, as I have a sneaky feeling I missed a few things.

I hate that it’s taken me so long, but I highly recommend visiting the market if you love food, plus, because it’s near a lot of other places like BoxPark and Spitafields market, it can make a good day out in Central London.

I think the next thing on my list is doing a London Food/ Coffee tour!

Have any of you guys visited Borough Market, if so did you love or loathe it? Also, do you have any recommendations on where I should visit next? X

 

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4 thoughts on “Exploring Borough Market

  1. Great pics Rianne I feel you really captured the spirit of borough market….God that sounded really wanky, I didn’t mean it to lol, but seriously a good post and great pics, I am the same I feel I need to experience more of my own city and country at that x

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  2. Brilliant, I love Borough Market and brilliant if your looking for good quality ingredients for a meal. Have you done the Portobello Market yet it’s really good as is Camden.

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