Sunday, 18 May 2014

London Life - Borough Market

Borough market is one of my favourite haunts in London. Not only is it filled with fabulous food stuff, but it is a great place to people watch, spend some down time and see a real eclectic mix of London life.
Springtime is one of my favoured times to visit. A few weeks ago I popped along as I had compiled a list of treats on my food wish list. The market was bustling with the general mix of foodies, tourists and city workers grabbing a lunchtime treat.
There are so many fab food places with now over a 100 stalls under the railway arches and market eves, here are a few of mine;
  • Bread Ahead - amazing artisan bread and home to Justin Gellatly's legendary doughnuts.
  • Turnips - the legendary greengrocers, displaying every imaginable fruit & vegetable possible.
  • The Ginger Pig - fabulous butchers with produce from their three Yorkshire farms, home to many rare breeds all slowly reared outside.
  • Monmouth Coffee Company - coffee sold by the bean & by the cup, queues are legendary and people travel far for a cup of the brown liquid bean.
On my recent trip I fell in love with this gorgeous beagle who had found the only spot of early morning sunshine and was making the most of it whilst waiting patiently for its masters coffee outside Monmouth.
The market was awash with colour and glorious produce.
The market is steeped in history and has been trading along the river by London Bridge since the 13th century, always taking pride in understanding the provenance of its wares. It now proudly supports a blue plaque on one of its walls and being recognised as the oldest fruit & veg market in London.
Southwark Cathedral presides over Borough market, William Shakespeare's brother Edmund is buried in the grounds and a number of William's classics are depicted in the stained glass windows. The Globe is a short walk from the market along Clink street. A favourite for the Elizabethan theatre it still remains a favourite for film producers now. Recently the narrow streets of the market were used in the Harry Potter & the prisoner of Azkaban, where the flower shop is the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, and the bus which sped across London was filmed around here.
 The most famous of recent years has got to be Bridget Jones. Bridget's flat was above the Globe pub in the heart of the market, and the legendary fight scene between Daniel & Mark was outside Bedales restaurant nearby. The dastardly Daniel's apartment was a short walk around the corner in Clink street, with numerous scenes being filmed in and around the market.
Borough is a must for any food fan when visiting London, but also a great place to explore if a film or history fan. The food on offer is amazing .... a short walk from London Bridge... its delicious.

 

3 comments:

Candy Pop said...

This is great, I've never been, and I must!

Peonies and Pennies said...

I love Borough Market as well and often take the opportunity to walk through there. We often go to The George Inn which isn't far. It is London's only remaining galleried coaching inn.

mrsmsmeanderings said...

We love Borough Market, too - always pop in if we're up in London on the right days x

Sunday, 18 May 2014

London Life - Borough Market

Borough market is one of my favourite haunts in London. Not only is it filled with fabulous food stuff, but it is a great place to people watch, spend some down time and see a real eclectic mix of London life.
Springtime is one of my favoured times to visit. A few weeks ago I popped along as I had compiled a list of treats on my food wish list. The market was bustling with the general mix of foodies, tourists and city workers grabbing a lunchtime treat.
There are so many fab food places with now over a 100 stalls under the railway arches and market eves, here are a few of mine;
  • Bread Ahead - amazing artisan bread and home to Justin Gellatly's legendary doughnuts.
  • Turnips - the legendary greengrocers, displaying every imaginable fruit & vegetable possible.
  • The Ginger Pig - fabulous butchers with produce from their three Yorkshire farms, home to many rare breeds all slowly reared outside.
  • Monmouth Coffee Company - coffee sold by the bean & by the cup, queues are legendary and people travel far for a cup of the brown liquid bean.
On my recent trip I fell in love with this gorgeous beagle who had found the only spot of early morning sunshine and was making the most of it whilst waiting patiently for its masters coffee outside Monmouth.
The market was awash with colour and glorious produce.
The market is steeped in history and has been trading along the river by London Bridge since the 13th century, always taking pride in understanding the provenance of its wares. It now proudly supports a blue plaque on one of its walls and being recognised as the oldest fruit & veg market in London.
Southwark Cathedral presides over Borough market, William Shakespeare's brother Edmund is buried in the grounds and a number of William's classics are depicted in the stained glass windows. The Globe is a short walk from the market along Clink street. A favourite for the Elizabethan theatre it still remains a favourite for film producers now. Recently the narrow streets of the market were used in the Harry Potter & the prisoner of Azkaban, where the flower shop is the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, and the bus which sped across London was filmed around here.
 The most famous of recent years has got to be Bridget Jones. Bridget's flat was above the Globe pub in the heart of the market, and the legendary fight scene between Daniel & Mark was outside Bedales restaurant nearby. The dastardly Daniel's apartment was a short walk around the corner in Clink street, with numerous scenes being filmed in and around the market.
Borough is a must for any food fan when visiting London, but also a great place to explore if a film or history fan. The food on offer is amazing .... a short walk from London Bridge... its delicious.

 

3 comments:

Candy Pop said...

This is great, I've never been, and I must!

Peonies and Pennies said...

I love Borough Market as well and often take the opportunity to walk through there. We often go to The George Inn which isn't far. It is London's only remaining galleried coaching inn.

mrsmsmeanderings said...

We love Borough Market, too - always pop in if we're up in London on the right days x