One of the best Market in London: Borough Market
By GabrielaSauciucLupu on November 07, 2012
No trip to London is complete without a stop at Borough Market. Borough Market is one of London's oldest wholesale fruit and vegetable markets, established by Act of Parliament in 1756 and administered by 21 trustees who have to live in the local community. It covers an area of 4.5 acres.
The present market, located on Southwark Street and Borough High Street just south of Southwark Cathedral on the southern end of London Bridge, is a successor to one that originally adjoined the end of London Bridge . It was first mentioned in 1276, although the market itself claims to have existed since 1014 "and probably much earlier" and was subsequently moved south of St Margaret's church on the High Street. The City of London received a royal charter from Edward VI in 1550 to control all markets in Southwark, which was confirmed by Charles II in 1671. However, the market caused such traffic congestion that in 1754 it was abolished by an Act of Parliament.
But enough about history and lets here about the food.
Love, love, love this place. Smells good, looks good... It just feels good being at the Borough Market.
If you like food, you'll like it here. I could just wander from stall to stall all day but it is obviously quite a popular spot so be prepared to walk among the crowds. If you hate giant crowds, then this might not be the place for you.
This is a foodie paradise. The stalls are a mix of fresh produce, cheeses and street food to go, with traditional British offerings rubbing shoulders with offerings from around the world. Whatever you need, from fruits and veggies, olive oils, ciders, sandwiches, paella, full meals, light bites, cheese, you can find it here.
Because Borough Market is so big and diverse, there is plenty of vegetarian choices.
Operating in the early hours of the morning, the streets used to be quiet and empty during the day, but not anymore. The capital relied on Borough Market for its essential supplies. It is now being reborn as a retail center of excellence in addition to the trade activities.
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