Borough Market London
After living in London for almost 8 years, the always vibrant and friendly Borough Market became one of my absolute favorite places in the city and remains so today. Over 100 traders come to share their love of food, with a huge variety of produce and prepared foods on offer, most of which is made, grown, or reared by the sellers themselves. Borough has long been synonymous with food markets and as far back as the 11th century, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables, and livestock. In the 13th century, traders were relocated to what is now Borough High Street and where the market has existed ever since. With the full market now open Wed-Sat (Mon-Tues just for lunch), my favorite time to go is early Saturday morning, first grabbing a coffee at Monmouth just across the street. With latte in hand, simply let your senses be your guide as you wander in and out of the beautiful stalls, dreaming up recipes and tasting as you go.