On Saturday afternoon the boy and I visited one of our favourite places in London, Borough Market. Despite the modern, fashionable produce, it really feels like you’ve gone back in time – this is London’s oldest fruit and veg exchange and as the market is clustered under a series of railway bridges, hidden in the shadow of the Shard (Europe’s new tallest building), it feels wonderfully like a film set. In fact, you might even recognise it as it’s appeared in several movies including Bridget Jones’s Diary and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
It’s one of our favourite places to while away a couple of hours; we went with empty bellies so we could take full advantage of the many samples and ready-to-eat foods and we soon filled up on hot dogs, cheese, ice cream, brownies, patés and fresh fruit juices. Some of the more unusual delicacies available include kangaroo meatballs, chocolate wine and cheese rolled in volcanic ash.
Borough Market is usually only open to the public Thursdays-Saturdays but throughout the Olympic games will be open every day.Borough Market, Southwark St, London, SE1 1TL (nearest tube/rail station: London Bridge)