London’s oldest market – dating back to the thirteenth century – is also the busiest, and the most popular for gourmet goodies. Traders satisfy the city’s insatiable appetite for artisan cheeses and ham from acorn-fed pigs. If food is your thing, then Borough, with its abundance of beautifully displayed organic fruit and veg, cakes, bread, olive oil, fish, meat and booze, is the place to go.
Our favourite stalls include Northfield Farm for rare-breed meat, Furness for fish and game, Elsey & Bent for fruit and veg, and Flour Power City Bakery for organic loaves. Leave home hungry to take advantage of the numerous free samples and be prepared for lengthy queues for the famous barbecued-meat rolls from the Brindisa stand. Events, such as seasonal tasting days, run throughout the year and opening hours are extended in the run-up to Christmas.