In pictures: London’s Borough Market
Beneath a wrought iron roof and the railway arches near London Bridge lies Borough Market, the oldest of London’s markets. It dates back to the thirteenth century and used to be a wholesale market for fruit and vegetables. That’s still there, but it’s also open to the public on Wednesdays to Saturdays now, when you can buy food and drink from over 70 different traders. Producers from around the UK and beyond sell everything from organic fruit and vegetables, rare breed meat, cheeses, breads and cakes, coffee and juices. It’s not cheap and you’ll be battling the crowds on Saturdays, but it’s hard to resist the amazing smells of roasted pork rolls, raclette cheese and mulled wine in winter. And even if you’re not buying, you can eat your way around the market with a few taster samples from the stalls.