London… Covent Garden, Borough Market…featured

 

I love London Town, every time I visit I discover something new and exciting…

London is a fascinating mix of both old and new so much of it has been preserved for future generations which is lovely. Today I am going to take you on a trip to some of my favourite places… Where street art reigns supreme, actors and actresses bring their craft alive the food and drink just flows…and the ambience is second to none.

Such talented artists…the pavement art is just awesome…

The first time I was taken to London was when I was about 10 years old I had been to London Zoo, Madame Tussauds and the museums but I mean really taken on a proper night out by my aunt and uncle…I remember the chestnuts cooking in big braziers on the street corners and the pavement artists…

Chestnuts roasting on a street corner…

It was bustling vibrant and I had the most wonderful evening and that was when I first really fell in love with London. Now I visit whenever I can and always find something new some little side street which I haven’t explored I think if I live to be 100 I will never see it all…

That vibrant wonderful city which is London.

Covent Garden…Again, I love it! The little pop-up stalls and impromptu street show where budding actors and actresses are plying their trade…wonderful to watch…just be careful you don’t get pulled in…find yourself doing

something totally out of character…It happens..audience participation…

World famous and built in 1787 is the Punch and Judy public house one of the only buildings which escaped being damaged in World War Two …It faces the west piazza and is an ideal place to watch the street shows whilst eating great British Pub grub and downing a cask ale or two.

The punch and Judy Covent Garden

Punch and Judy shows always scared me as a kid and I used to watch fascinated through my fingers…lol.

Borough Market…I just love it…

One of the oldest markets in London

One of the oldest food markets in London where there are over a hundred stalls of gourmet food with producers and farmers from all over England come to bring their fresh produce..not only is the produce fresh but you also get an impromptu cooking lesson on how to cook their product we saw beautiful mushrooms cooked and they tasted delicious. Another stall gave us a talk and a tasting on cheese after that how could you not buy some? Who only had a small shopping bag? Lesson learnt next time I went prepared with my portable shopping bags and a cool bag.

Beautiful fresh fruit.

There are fish, meats, vegetables, wonderful ciders( and you get) to taste, cheeses, loaves of bread and rolls..Oh yes, bread! coffee, cakes and wonderful patisseries to buy… Foodie heaven does not come close… Produce from abroad so much I had never seen or tasted.

Spoiled for choice …Freshly baked Bread.

Open Mondays to Saturdays with a full market Wednesday to Saturday and Mondays and Tuesdays you will find hot food traders and fruit and vegetable stalls.

You can read more at…

https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/place/285604-borough-market#4vQUuSbKZdACrhUJ.99

At Christmas which is my favourite time to visit Borough Market excels in the products it offers both from home and abroad…Just fantastic and you will not be disappointed.

Situated on Borough High Street, London, SE1 9DE if you disembark from the underground @ Southwark it is but a short walk and well signposted.

The website is http://boroughmarket.org.uk

London also has much more to offer which is for another time…This year promises to be exciting for travellers to London with 2 Royal weddings planned and so much more…

Below are a few goodies which you may need for your trip to London hand picked by me…

I hope you enjoyed reading about my two of my favourite places in London over the next few months I will be sharing much more so if you don’t want to miss any then please subscribe to my blog… Welcome on board and lets explore the world…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carolcooks

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them. I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetables ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling. Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use have to improve our health and wellbeing. I will be showing you cooking pots and dishes used here and local traditionst hat I discover on my travel and interesting places to visit. I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to.......Then, I will be happy!

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