Despite its popularity, the robust pricing and painful crowds, Borough Market continues to be my favourite London market. I love its medieval backdrop against the beautiful Southwark Cathedral upon which you can just lounge around on a sunny day. The crowds of Brits lolling around drinking ciders and beers in the summer incite a festive spirit. And you can always count on Borough for a great bite to eat and some yummy goodies to take home.
As a creature of habit, I tend to always visit to the same stalls in the Borough Market. Elsey & Bent is always the first stop, where I will purchase a good supply of mushrooms and tomatoes . They have a wide range of exotic, local and forest mushrooms that cannot be found easily anywhere else (although you do pay for it!) and the tomato display in its bright red, yellow and orange colours and array of shapes and sizes acts like a motivating call from the salad God. Then it is on to Furness Fish & Game for half a dozen fresh oysters, with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of tabasco. To quench the thirst I head to Borough Wines for a tipple of pink prosecco. Main has to be Applebee’s Fish restaurant, who have a makeshift BBQ stall out the front frying up cajun fish and garlic prawns for the most awesome seafood wrap you ever tried. Finally, for something sweet to hit the road I love Ion Patisserie and their tempting eclairs, strudels and cakes.
London Borough has been a haven for the foodie since the 11th century. It has a colourful and vibrant atmosphere that I have tried to capture in my photography.
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