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London Markets



I recently heard that a great way to help the planet it to buy as much food as possible from farmer’s markets and local growers. As much as I agree with this, I find it damn hard to haul myself to the local Notting Hill Farmer’s Market, which is about 500 feet from me every Saturday morning, even though recently discovered yummy egg and bacon rolls have given us extra incentive to get there.

One market that is not really local for me, and is very much a tourist attraction is Borough Market, Southwick Street, London. Sadly, the market never registered on my radar (because it is on the other side of London, and as I just said, I find it difficult to go 500 feet) until it suffered a terrorist attack last in 2017.

Since then, I seem to be finding myself there more and more often.

Borough Market originated in the 12th Century and is one of the oldest markets still operating in London. It’s buildings date back to the 1850’s with an Art Deco entranceway erected in 1932, and the reclamation of the South Portico from the demolished Floral Hall in 2004.

The market has a great variety and sells to the general public. During my last visit, I bought a lot of salt. I don’t really know why I did this, but it looks really pretty when displayed in my new Indian spice box. I think this is what everyone is getting for Christmas this year.

So get out to your local markets; help the farmers, help the planet and maybe you might find something new and interesting to buy: like hibiscus flavoured salt……

opening times: W/Th 10-5, F 10-6, Sat 8-5

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