If you ever find yourself in the London Bridge area of London on a Thursday or Friday lunch time, then I can highly recommend popping over to Borough Market to experience an old school market, the like of which either no longer exist or at least have been done over for the benefit of the tourists.
Borough Market is dirty, it’s noisy, it’s impossibly crowded, sometimes expensive and really could do with being better lit as it has a habit of being quite dingy in the corners, but it’s such a fantastic market to wander around, it has it’s own smelly charm which is straight out of a Dickens novel. And the food it has on offer has to be seen to be believed!! I guess we’re so used to buying food pre-packed from a supermarket shelf that to see the ‘donor’ animal strung up with hunks of meat being cut off can be a little shocking, there are game birds still tied by the feet straight from where they hung from the gamekeepers waist, there’s a huge stall which just sells olives…it’s just such an assault on the senses, but if you like your food, then it’s an assault to be embraced and cherished..week after week :)
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– Plug in headphones
– Hit the play button on the audio player below
– On the zoom.it window below click the icon in the bottom right hand corner (a square with a diagonal line through it)
– Sit back and enjoy the joiner as it was meant to be enjoyed!
Dimensions: 6.30m wide by 4.60m high (21.00ft x 15.33ft)
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Song inspiration: Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues