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Bompas & Parr are opening a museum dedicated to food

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Isabelle Aron

London isn't exactly short on museums - whether you're into science, transport or history, we've got it covered. But if we had to pick holes, the one thing our city is lacking is a museum dedicated to everyone's favourite pastime - face-stuffing. But that's all about to change because the foodie-obsessive folks at Bompas & Parr are set to launch their own British Museum of Food. It opens on October 23, initially as a three-month trial at a building in Borough Market, until it hopefully finds a permanent home.

But don't expect the walls to be filled with arty photographs of pulled pork, as the museum will explore the history, evolution, science, sociology and art of food. It kicks off with an exhibition dedicated to the humble English breakfast as interpreted by different artists, a chocolate 'sonic wonderland' where taste is paired with sound, and an in-depth look at how food travels through the body from the mouth to the intensities. Yum.

1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 9DE. From October 23. Wednesday–Friday noon–6pm; Saturday 10am–6pm; Sunday 10am–5pm. £4-5.

Book tickets to The British Museum of Food.

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