Borough Market. A joiner created by Mark Murfitt © 2014 . All rights reserved.

Borough Market, London

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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Dimensions: 6.30m wide by 4.60m high (21.00ft x 15.33ft)

Photos used: 34

Song inspiration: Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues

3 Responses to Borough Market, London

  1. I’ve not been for a year or two but yeah it’s worth rocking up and this reminds me of the hustle n bustle of activity there.

  2. If you’ve never been to Borough Market you should do, it’s fantastic, and if you’ve not been for a while, what are you waiting for?!

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