My Sunday Photo – Borough Market

Borough Market

There are definitely times when I’m guilty of not taking advantage of what’s right on my doorstep. To start correcting that, I set off for Borough Market last week in my lunchbreak to hunt down some gluten-free St Patrick’s Day themed cupcakes that I came across on Instagram.

Borough Market is wonderful and is no more than a 5 minute walk from my day job office. Despite that, I rarely pay a visit. I feel guilty of treating it like a tourist trap when there are so many other people already doing that, despite traders being there to try and make a living. Plus I don’t have the budget to shop there regularly, as much as I’d love to.

I think I’ll save up and maybe visit once a week for lunch or some weekend treats, it’s absolutely worth it.


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  1. March 19, 2017 / 6:34 am

    I popped in the other day and it’s lovely but miss the charm of the old market. I spent £27 on 4 doughnuts, 2 sticks (tiny) of olive bread and 2 small bits of cheese! It used to be a regular haunt but now that it’s been redeveloped I never go, I did enjoy it though. I also wondered how well the traders actually do there since so many people seemed to just be taking photos. It’s still a great place and we are so lucky to have it!

  2. March 19, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Yes I totally agree in the old-world charm missing (don’t get me started – I was ranting the other day about how clean Soho and Picadilly Circus are now, so many of the places I used to party at in the early 2000s have disappeared to be replaced by Whole Foods and chains!! )
    It feels a bit chicken and egg with the whole tourist thing and raised prices at Borough – did Bridget Jones inadvertently sound the death knell of the old original market? That was probably the last time I remember it being ‘old’ and I think the tourists came and the prices went up.
    I do hope it stays though and I’ll try and get there once a week now to buy something decent instead of frittering it away at the likes of Costa and high street chains.
    Have you been to Maltby Street Market? Definitely worth a visit Xx

  3. March 19, 2017 / 11:53 am

    This is one of my favourite places to visit in London, love the smell of food too

    Thank you for linking up

    • Lins
      March 20, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      It’s great isn’t it? Glad you’ve had the chance to visit! Thank you for hosting.

    • Lins
      March 20, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      It’s a real treat Fiona, if you ever get the chance I’d recommend a visit X

    • Lins
      March 20, 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Me too! We often visit the Greenwich Markets on Sundays as it’s so close to home X

  4. March 19, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    What a great market. It looks so full of life and busy x

    • Lins
      March 20, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      It gets absolutely chaotic in the proper lunchtime rush, definitely best to try and get there either before or after! X

  5. March 19, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Great Photo, I love borough market. I do hope it doesn’t get too commercialised too.

    • Lins
      March 20, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it? Hopefully some traditional element will remain X

  6. mackenzieglanville
    March 19, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I love this photo makes me imagine being there

    • Lins
      March 20, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you lovely, it was great to try and capture some essence of the market itself X

  7. bavariansojourn
    March 20, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Lucky thing having this place on your doorstep! Love how you’ve framed this shot too! 🙂 #sundayphoto

    • Lins
      March 20, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      thank you so much, yes it’s a real treat and one which I should take advantage of far more than I do! X

  8. March 20, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Oh how it has changed! I used to work close by too but I haven’t been back since leaving London nearly 10 years ago. Please go and have a Boston brownie from Konditorei & Cook (if they are still there!)
    Beautiful photo x

    • Lins
      April 2, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Oh yes K & C are fab! We used them for our wedding cakes 10 years ago, so tasty X

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