Today I am sharing what I think is the best foodie day out in London, especially if you are just visiting.
During summer there are so many food markets and places to go and things to do. But, one place you need to go and experience regardless of the time of year is Borough Market by London Bridge. It is by far one of the best collections of vendors there is in London.
The main entrance looks very modern with its bright and open appearance, which is created by the wall of glass panels around it. As you walk through the threshold you are simply hit with an array of smells and beautiful sights. The first section (The Green Market) has a few of my favourite vendors which I buy from quite regularly: Mini Magoos, De La Grenade and Comptoir Gourmand.
After a stroll around the Green Market you can then pass under a bridge and into another section called the Three Crown Square. This square is packed full of all sorts of traders, from fresh fruit and veg to fresh fish, meat, poultry, game and paella. It also has an array of traders selling spices, preserves and condiments, which make really lovely little gifts and edible souvenirs.
I normally save this section for lunch because there is a wide range of options that can tickle whatever fancy you may possess. The last time I went for a wonder with my boyfriend we had seafood paella and a sweet potato and chicken curry with rice. We were so happy with our decisions! And well I think you can tell what we had for dessert (Comptoir Gourmand is the best!). There is also a really nice juicing station in this square, with a wide variety of ready made juices. It also happens to have my favourite carrot, apple and ginger juice.
When you go to Borough Market go with a day to spare. The best way to experience it, like most things, is with time. Do not be in a rush. Don’t stress out over crowds. Just wonder around and enjoy all the smells, sights and vibes of Borough Market you will not regret it.
Oh, and don’t forget to buy a few edible souvenirs for yourself!