Borough Market, London

More images from Borough Market, with a bit of commentary for you!

Gotta love their version of a “you are here” map.

Borough Market map

Borough Market map

Indoor shot of the permanent part of the market. Saturdays, as you can tell, are pretty busy. And this was at about 3 p.m., so who knows how many there were earlier that day!

Borough Market architecture

Borough Market architecture

Outdoor sections of the market.

Borough Market - outdoors

Borough Market - outdoors

You can get cheese at more places in Borough Market than just Neal’s Yard Dairy! Mmm gouda.

cheese wheels

cheese wheels

The variety available at this market is just outstanding. Look at all the sausages!

sausages

sausages

Lots of mushrooms.

mushrooms

mushrooms

More than enough Turkish delight to please any sweet tooth.

Turkish delight

Turkish delight

Foie gras and meat pies – they were giving away tasting samples of rabbit terrine when I was there.

foie gras and meat pies

foie gras and meat pies

Potatoes anyone?

potato merchant

potato merchant

Built around 1220, Southwark Cathedral is right next to Borough Market and is the oldest Gothic church in London. It is a working church where you can take a tour or attend a service. If you don’t feel like tackling one of the giant churches in London like Westminster Abbey, then this place is a great way to get a taste of the architecture and monuments that are in the bigger places. I’m told that they have pretty good scones and tea in their café as well, although I did not get a chance to try it myself.

Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral

Directional signs at the market.

signs

signs

Northfield Farm butchery – can you see the pig in the cooler?

Northfield Farm

Northfield Farm

Lineup at the fishmongers.

fishmonger

fishmonger

The Ginger Pig – a well known butcher in the market. It was getting late and all their food was sold out or put away already at this point.

The Ginger Pig

The Ginger Pig

And lastly, a sign that would catch anyone’s eye.

market sign

market sign

Edited to add: Made a close up photo of the pig as per requested in the comments. 🙂

close-up of Northfield Farm display case

close-up of Northfield Farm display case

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10 thoughts on “Borough Market, London

  1. You caught some really great photos. I didn’t realize the church was so close to the market. We had it pointed out on a tour a few days earlier, and he pointed out the market, as well… but, unless one is on foot in all directions, a lot can be missed in the surrounding area. I didn’t realize that church was THE church. Glad you pointed that out… I also missed the Potato Merchants, and thought I was everywhere. Where were they? A great trip back through your eyes. Love that the nest. I saw things differently!
    🙂

    • Thanks Val! The potato merchants are across from that cow map, under the tracks, in between the covered part of the market and the outdoor part (a.k.a. between Middle Market and Green Market).

  2. What nice memories. Did you catch a larger picture of the ‘pig’ on display. I would love to see markets here that display more sections of whole animals.

    • No the person behind the counter was giving me an odd look so I didn’t want to get too close for a photoshoot. I probably could blow up the photo for you though, as I didn’t post the full size on the blog. Let me play with the pic tonight and see if it’s not too blurry.

  3. after reading Valerie’s post and this post, i so want to go to London now! this market sounds really amazing. must have been an unforgetable experience. you took some really great pictures as well to remember it by. thank you for sharing this with us.

    also, thank you for the funny comment on my blog. i hadn’t even realised we did that. lol. my dad accidentally bought 3 non fat cans so i had to run out and get 3 more cans of regular carnation…teehee. hope you’re having a great week.

  4. Well, I think it is time for an extended European vacation.
    I always loved North America, but with the ongoing Franchisation of this continent, I am starting to long for the indivduality of Europe.

    Especially when it comes to food.

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