The Boroughs November 3,2012


Colourful Borough’s Tomatoes

Another Saturday morning, and off to check out another market in London town. This one is across the river past London Bridge.

Veg and more Veg


According to all it is London’s most renowned FOOD  market . “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”.  So of course with this billing I had to go, even on a dreary overcast day.

Cheese Please

Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms


So what did I find? Indeed an amazing food market.




The pictures I have included will give you a taste. Food from all over Britain and Europe. You will see a huge variety of food and drink on display…even free samples of champagne. It was really too bad I was just recovering from the flu, so I didn’t have my best taste buds with me.

And Fowl









I I did buy food to take away with me. One an English chicken herb pie from Pieminister..which I enjoyed the following Sunday…and truthfully probably the best pie I have ever had..i wish I had taken a picture of it and the Pieminister stall where I bought it. At the stall you can purchase it hot with a dollop of mashed potatoes and mushy peas if you wish.

Best of British Brew

And CHOCOLATE!!!! Lots and Lots of Chocolate











Many of the stallholders apparently are often producers themselves, they grow, rear or bake the food they sell.  A centre of food excellence, indeed it was an interesting market to explore, see interesting food and generally savour a unique ambiance. There are about 100 individual stalls. Apparently the Borough has been a known food market as far back as 1014 as London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock. So it is London’s oldest fruit and vegetable market. Worth a visit!!!

  1. Ezra Rosen said:

    I am really enjoying your blogs. You are so descriptive and you seem to have chosen things to write about that interest me, especially the markets and food. I am looking forward to your next one.


    • Barbara Thompson said:

      Double fun: Touring the market as a curious first-time visitor then taking your Pieminster booty home to your own kitchen to heat and enjoy! A lovely “local” way to spend a Saturday morning.


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