Borough Market

Just a little south of the London Bridge is one of the oldest markets in England. The market was first mentioned in print in  1276, although the market itself claims to have existed since 1014. Borough Market caused such traffic congestion that in 1754 it was abolished by an Act of Parliament, but residents raised the funds to buy another parcel of land and reopened the market in 1756. The present Art Deco buildings were designed in 1851. (Thanks Wikipedia!) 

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It was quite an incredible place, but given the hoards on a Saturday afternoon it won't be making any "best kept secrets" lists. The Saturday afternoon part was a mistake in hindsight, but I was on a tight schedule. It was difficult to move with all the people but once you got a sense of the place I could weave in and out of the stalls. There were the most exciting and varied fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, and cheeses. Since I had no idea what I was getting into I didn't make a plan, so I decided to document rather than buy, but oh what a place to shop for a meal or a lovely picnic along the Thames (just maybe not in January).