For those who love to explore and enjoy the delicacies, 258-year-old Borough Market in London is exactly a gourmet destination.
Located in Southwark to the south of the River Thames, Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market selling a large variety of foods from all over the world, attracting both tourists and local residents. The wholesale market often operates on all weekday mornings from 2 am to 8 am.
Meanwhile, the retail market operates on Wednesday to Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, Fridays from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Producers from all over the country bring a range of fresh produce to the market including fish, meats, vegetables, cheeses, coffees, ect.
The market’s key product is fruit and vegetables, but has in recent years added unique British and international stalls including some of the market’s most famous traders of the world such as Bread Ahead, Furness Fish & Game Supplies, The Ginger Pig, ect.
If you want to buy fresh fruit and cakes, go to Elsey & Bent’s desk and Artisan Bakers DeGustibus respectively. Furness Fish & Game Supplies stall is where you can find all kinds of fish and seafood. How about eggs and dairy products? Peter Gott will be the best choice.
Besides stalls selling food, the trolley serving attractive fast food such as German sausage sandwiches, duck burgers, traditional Spanish Paella or Turkish Falafel… can help you fill your empty stomach while exploring the markets.
Apart from the rich cuisine with unique flavors, friendliness and humour of the vendors in the Borough Market also give tourists a special impression.
Borough Market has become an ideal destination of many people who want to buy ingredients for their dishes. In addition, this is the food supply for a lot of restaurants in London as well.
Especially, it has been used as a film set. Famous films with scenes filmed in the streets around the market are Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Besides, it appeared in the Savage Garden music video for Hold Me.
On the whole, a trip to the markets is always the best way for visitors to learn more about the culture as well as the eating habits of the locals. Someday, when you set foot in England, don’t forget to visit the Borough Market to enjoy the bustling atmosphere of this age-old food market.