London is the perfect city to head away for a short weekend. Every time I visit London it feels like a different city. There is so much to do and so many adventures to have in London and that is why I love this city so much. On this trip I actually spent my whole time visiting markets and in particular food markets. I am a foodie at heart and love nothing more than my food. I actually don’t dislike any foods so I would be the best guest at a dinner party.
The first food market I visited was Broadway Market. Broadway Market on Saturdays is a kaleidoscope of tastes and cultures: stalls, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes offering some of the best food and most original clothing in London all crammed into a little East End street between the Regent’s Canal and London Fields. I loved the character from this street market. You could spend hours pottering around seeing everything Broadway Market has to offer. The first food I tasted was Scotch Eggs. My friend Gary couldn’t believe that I hadn’t tasted one before so we shared one.
Next on the foodie must have list is an unusual one. This next foodie pick will not be everyone’s taste but it was amazing. Deeney’s Scottish Flavour make the most incredible Haggis Toasties.Haggis is a traditional Scottish food. When I say this was the best sandwich of my life I am not lying. The combination of flavours will just blow your mind!
Borough Market, what can I say. This is any foodie’s heaven! The choice is huge. You could actually spend all day here eating and people watching. Located in Southwark Borough Market is incredibly easy to find and you can see other tourist attractions in the area too. I adore Paella, I think I get this from my brother who introduced me to Paella. I tasted the most amazing Paella in Borough Market and I only wish I remembered the name of the trader. Most traders offer samples so you can taste before you buy. A friend of mine brought me around to these markets and said we had to have these doughnut’s from ‘Bread Ahead’. As you can see from my photos they look amazing! Gary, my friend said that the raspberry ones are the best and unfortunately they had none, looks like I will just have to go back!
The Colombia Road Flower Market is a flower market that you cannot miss. I have visited this market twice and I love it. If I lived in London I would be here every Sunday. This market is only open on a Sunday but casually strolling and admiring the flowers is the best feeling. The bight colours and details of perfection in these flowers are incredible. Here are a few pictures from mine and Fara’s visit to Colombia Road Flower Market.
After visiting The Colombia Road Flower Market we went on to Brick Lane to meet up with some more friends for food. The Cereal Killer Café is located near this market in Shoreditch and I have been wanted to eat here for ages. Yes I know it is a glorified bowl of cereal but I love the idea behind a ‘cocktail’ of cereal. It is such a fun concept and it’s a must do if you are a lover of cereal even if it is over priced.
Have you been to any of these markets? Let me know!
*This blog post was originally posted on Kate’s other blog Pure Irish Sugar.