Back to Borough Market

A few days after our short break in the Peak District I was down in Dartford with work. I’d travelled down by train via London so we decided to combine work with pleasure and the other half travelled down on the Friday morning and met me in London for a short stay. We were staying in a Premier Inn at Southwark near Borough Market. It’s a really “buzzing” area during the evening with plenty of places to eat and lots of pubs and bars, all of which were busy on an autumn evening. The terrorist attack by zealots who don’t like people having fun only a few weeks ago doesn’t seem to have stopped people getting out and enjoying themselves – and that’s the way it should be.

We had a rather nice contemporary style Leabanese meal at a busy Arabica , a restaurant under the railway arches on Rochester Walk near the market

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followed by a stroll along the South Bank before turning in

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The next day, after breakfast we went for a wander around the market.

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Borough Market

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The Sunday morning of our visit to London, heading down past Southwark Cathedral to visit Tate Modern, we called into Borough Market. “London’s most renowned food and drink Market” which is just behind Southwark cathedral and London Bridge.

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Citrus fruit, bringing a touch of sunshine to a grey, foggy London

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Exotic dates and dried fruit

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Game

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Catch of the day!

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Oysters

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Mushrooms

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Even a stall selling truffles – which you were allowed to smell by opening the jars

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Rather pricey, though!

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A fantastic range of produce. We came away with some cheese and spices and wishing we had something similar nearer to home. Luck Londoners!