Fresh back from a weekend whizzing around London and visiting a few new places. One of which is the Borough Market in Southwark close to the Shard. Apologies for fuzzy pics, they’re all taken on my mobile!!
Borough has long been linked with food markets and as far back as the 11th century, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock.
In the 13th century traders were relocated to what is now Borough High Street and a market has been there ever since.
In 1755, the market was closed by Parliament, but a group of Southwark residents raised £6,000 to buy land known locally as The Triangle and reopened the market in 1756.
The Triangle is still at the heart of the market today.
There’s a wide range of stalls including fish, bakery, confectionery, dairy and more.
Above is a selection of sea food, all artistically arranged for the discerning shopper while below are a colourful array of veggy friendly salads.
There’s a global food vibe happening with French Duck confit and lavender from Provence along with tasty continental pastries.
Italian cheeses are piled high alongside a mouthwatering selection of bread and brownies!!
A favourite photogenic confectionery are the colourful little macaroons in a plethora of flavours including Earl Grey tea and pistachio.
Or you can just stick to the tried and tested traditional tastes such as chocolate.
These adorable little tins of liquorice would make perfect keepsake pots for all your useful stuff.
More colourful snaps of veg and drool making cakies!
And some intriguing mushrooms (shudder) wrap up our whistle stop tour around Borough market. Well worth a visit if you’re close to the Shard. (and have an obsession with markets like me!!)