After my little shopping spree at Long Tall Sally, I was dying for a coffee and some breakfast. I had a lunch appointment later as well, so I wasn’t after anything substantial, just something to keep me going until then. No idea where to go I just started to walk, passing the (in)famous Chiltern firehouse, then turned left onto Blandford Street, where I found Aylesford. It looked crisp and white, it said organic, it wasn’t busy, so I had found myself a spot for a brekkie on-the-go.
My choice was simple, basic yet tasty; fruit & walnutbread with butter with a lovely cappuccino on the side. This would do to keep me going until lunch!
I went on my way, walked to New Bond Street, did some window-shopping, and popped in at the Smythson flag-ship store with a maintenance question for my bag
(it wasn’t an excuse to have a snoop around, honest 😉 )
When it was time for lunch, my friend suggested to grab a bite at Borough Market, close to where she works and where I wanted to go to anyway.
Located South of London Bridge, Borough market is one of the oldest and largest food markets in London. It’s very lively, colourful and the lovely smells of fresh food make your tummy rumble.
The 70-odd gourmet market stalls do not only sell British produce, but you will also find tons of international, more exotic food.
It’s very hard to choose as there is so much delicious food everywhere. Cheeses, oils, nuts, bread, rare meat, fish, sweets. Anything you need for either a simple fruit smoothie or for a six course dinner for your food-critic in-laws; you will find it here.
If I would live in London, I swear I’d have to go running every where as there is just too much nice food (and restaurants) to be found throughout the Greater London Area.
Even on cheat days, Borough Market is your Go-To spot, though lime, mint and coconut are all very healthy ingredients, right?
I think I spent a good hour after lunch just walking around and looking at this deliciousness around me. I need to start upping my cooking game!If you fancy a glass of wine after all this mouth-watering wandering about, you do not have to look for very long. You could consider a wine-tasting at Vinopolis which is right around the corner. A bit touristy perhaps, but a suitable end to this culinary visit.