LONDON BOROUGH MARKET
Last weekend I was back in London after 5 years!
When I lived in London, 10 years ago, the food scene was very much different.
Arriving from Italy it seemed that you either had to starve or gain weight.
At the time Jamie Oliver had already started his “food revolution” but it’s only now that you can appreciate the magnitude of his work.
Healthy, hearty, organic, low fat, vegetarian, whole-wheat, fresh, gluten free, traditional, homemade… it’s everywhere!
I couldn’t miss visiting London Borough market, an old favourite of mine (once I saw Jamie Oliver there). Borough market is the most renowned London food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce.
It is a covered market and it is open from Monday to Saturday, mornings and afternoons.
Borough market was established in the 13th century and has always been located near London Bridge.
The market has grown to over 100 individual stalls. Alongside the original fruit, veg, bakers and butchers they now sell a huge variety of food and drinks.
It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat – chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks and people who just happen to love eating and drinking.
But it’s not just the sheer quality of the food on offer that makes Borough Market special – it is also about the people and the place.
Almost every stall is run by young enthusiasts, at lunch time the market is crowded by professionals eating and meeting there and of course the typical London melting pot is fully represented. The atmosphere is vibrant and inspiring.
You can find Borough market at:
8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
The closest tube station is London Bridge.