Springtime is one of my favoured times to visit. A few weeks ago I popped along as I had compiled a list of treats on my food wish list. The market was bustling with the general mix of foodies, tourists and city workers grabbing a lunchtime treat.
- Bread Ahead - amazing artisan bread and home to Justin Gellatly's legendary doughnuts.
- Turnips - the legendary greengrocers, displaying every imaginable fruit & vegetable possible.
- The Ginger Pig - fabulous butchers with produce from their three Yorkshire farms, home to many rare breeds all slowly reared outside.
- Monmouth Coffee Company - coffee sold by the bean & by the cup, queues are legendary and people travel far for a cup of the brown liquid bean.
Southwark Cathedral presides over Borough market, William Shakespeare's brother Edmund is buried in the grounds and a number of William's classics are depicted in the stained glass windows. The Globe is a short walk from the market along Clink street. A favourite for the Elizabethan theatre it still remains a favourite for film producers now. Recently the narrow streets of the market were used in the Harry Potter & the prisoner of Azkaban, where the flower shop is the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, and the bus which sped across London was filmed around here.
Borough is a must for any food fan when visiting London, but also a great place to explore if a film or history fan. The food on offer is amazing .... a short walk from London Bridge... its delicious.