Warning: This post is image-heavy!
I love markets and I love food! So, when I was planning my trip to London last Christmas, I made sure to include Borough Market in my itinerary. The market has limited opening times especially during Christmas (as with most of London) so it was a must to plan carefully, otherwise I would have missed it.
Borough Market is a dynamic food market in Southwark, serving its people for more than 1,000 years. It is located next to the London Bridge Station, through the Jubilee and Northern lines. Southwark Cathedral, which is the oldest cathedral in London, is just a few skips away.
I made it to the market early, around 8am on a Saturday, that some stalls are not yet open and yet there is already so much interesting stuff to see and gobble. My main purpose going here, however, is to find the very famous donuts from Bread Ahead, and trust me, they did not disappoint!
Around the market are a lot of amazing finds, especially that I do not normally see these in Singapore.
- Big bread!
- Big cookies!
- Even bigger cheese!
- Cakes and sweets (yum, yum, yum!)
- Cooking oils, herbs and condiments
- Dried meat
- Farm produce
Another interesting find here is this mini coffee truck that is “Reducing Homelessness One Coffee at a Time.”
There is also a decent variety of food options in the market. For myself, I got some Scotch Egg (can’t remember the stall name), Ravioli Spinach & Ricotta from La Tua Pasta and coffee from Change Please for brunch.
After three hours in the market, here are the things I spent on: my brunch, donuts, cakes, French macaron, and ham and prosciutto (yes, I brought dried meat back to Singapore). Please don’t ask me how many of each I bought as it would be quite embarrassing.
These are some of the products that you can find at Borough Market. You would find a lot more if you arrive at the more acceptable hours when all traders are prepared and ready. For more information about the Borough Market, you can check out their website.