Saturday, June 27, 2009

Borough Market

Thursday, I headed out with friends visiting from Chicago to the London Bridge area to the Borough Market. It's a great place to shop for trendy specialty and organic foods, as well as dinner supplies and treats. It's in this area that even 1000 years ago, farmers would bring fresh goods to the city gates.

The market is situated next to the Southwark Cathedral which dates back to 1207. It's a beautiful church known for many reasons, but I found it interesting that this is where Shakespeare and his family worshiped. His brother was the bell ringer and is buried there.
There's a little something for everyone. Perhaps appetizers are in order for dinner, so you might buy olives,

and cheese.
This cheese shop is Neal's Yard Dairy which specializes in British and Irish cheeses and is located just outside the market gates.
For dinner, you might need vegetables
seasoned with sea salt.

Even easier would be a prepared meal such as these meat pies,
or paella.
I always stop for roasted cashews at this vendor's booth.
My friend, Holly, introduced me to these creme caramels that you eat right on the spot.
But if you have a sweet tooth, you might try some Turkish Delight like my friend, Carol from Chicago,
or some chocolate like Carol and Barry purchased to carry home.

And what is dinner without beautiful flowers on the table? Good thing it's only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week! That much daily temptation could make a body weak!


  1. What fun! I almost felt like I was shopping with you instead of packing. Oh, my feet hurt (yours probably do too), but bet you had more fun.

  2. I love the little creme pots too. I guess we have that in common.
    I am Holly's sister from Alabama~ I am glad to meet'cha.:-)