Monday, March 19, 2007

You can't beat the Borough

In the past year and a half, I've steadily been completing a comprehensive tour of all the great markets in London. Until Saturday, I hadn't yet ventured to Borough Market, and I'm very glad I finally did! Borough Market, minutes from London Bridge, is London's oldest food market and it is amazing - it's the most delectable smorgasbord of tastes, smells and sights and will have you breaking every diet rule in the book as you wander amongst all the stalls taste-testing all the wares. I actually didn't need to buy any lunch for myself as I was so full from sampling cheese, chutneys, tapenades, sausages, falafel, cured meats, muesli, chocolate brownies etc etc (it really is the perfect destination for skint working travellers in this respect!) Just watch out you don't spend as much money as we did on purchasing a gourmet selection of the things we sampled (hhmm, I'm thinking this is the whole point of taste-testing, no? Crafty buggers).

You can get every imaginable type of cheese (yes, I had a field day), all kinds of fresh produce from France, Switzerland, Germany and more, plus fine wines and pate's, and weird stuff like haggis, fresh hare and pigs feet - mmmmm. There's also some great deals to be had at the fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, if you're over buying sick-looking veggies from Tesco and Sainsbury's. We got about 60 of the reddest, ripest, most delicious vine tomatoes for a pound - bargain! Will definitely be going back.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

London's a dump

Anonymous said...

And it's full of nauseating Australians.

Pru said...

Thanks for that helpful comment "Anonymous". May I suggest you find some better things to do with your life rather than going around writing insulting messages on people's blogs without even having the guts to claim the insult as your own.

Cheers! Pru

Anonymous said...

But it was my insult. More an observation.

Rosanna said...

Borough Market is SO much fun! Is that the big under-cover market?

Go Pru, you get rid of those anonymous nasties.

Anonymous said...

But it's so much fun leaving anonymous messages on the blogs of self-obsessed people!

fred flintstone said...

In the land of the dark the ship of the sun is pulled by the Grateful Dead

fester bestertester said...

Hell, no, we won't go!

Simone said...

anonymous msgs are a pain in the arse, i've been getting them too but deleting them!

we were meant to go to borough market last wk but didnt end up making it there!

i remember months ago when i was reading your blog i was so excited to come to london - now i am actually in london and its so much more amazing than i could ever have expected! keep up your awesome adventures pru :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Go girl!!

Pru said...

Can I ask Anonymous, if you find us Australians so nauseating, why are you compelled to keep coming back to write messages for us to read?

Anonymous said...

Of course you can ask.

Pru said...

You're quite the comedian aren't you.

Oh well, feel free to continue contributing to my web traffic and page rank! Thanks for all your support :)