Exploring London’s Food Markets

As London is just a 40-minute train ride away from Guildford, it definitely makes sense to travel up to London for a weekend getaway. Here, I recommend two markets in London that you should visit.

Food market 1: Borough Market

If you’re craving an adventure for your taste buds, Borough Market is the place to be. But make sure to plan ahead – it’s closed on Mondays, and it gets pretty crowded, so aim to go early to beat the rush.

Food Highlights:

Bread Ahead: I’ve tried their Pistachio, Sea Salted Caramel & Honeycomb donuts, and they are definitely worth the hype. They sell a variety of pastries, so do check it out and try a few of those that catch your eye. My personal favorite? The pistachio – it’s light and creamy, so it’s not “jelat” at all. Expect to spend around £4-5 per donut.

Wild Mushroom Risotto: Their specialty is their cheesy mushroom risotto – the perfect comfort food combo. This store is just next to Bread Ahead, so it’s definitely worth trying after getting donuts or even before.

Bomba Paella: Treat yourself to some mouthwatering seafood paella that’ll have you coming back for more. There is always a long queue for this store, which already explains how good it is. A tip is to go as early as you can to avoid the long queues.

Furness Fish Grill: Fresh mussels served with fries – need I say more? The mussels are so fresh, yes, even as a non-avid mussels eater, I really enjoyed it. And if you’re an oyster lover, there’s a stall nearby just for you.

Food market 2: Camden Market

For a taste of culinary creativity and a vibrant atmosphere, head to Camden Market any day of the week. But don’t forget, Camden Cakes is only open on weekends from 10 am to 5 pm.

Food Highlights:

Camden Cakes: Indulge in luxurious flavors like Red Velvet Chocolate, Pistachio, and White Kinder Chocolate – a bit pricey at around £5 per donut, but definitely worth trying with friends or family.

Funky Chips: Dive into loaded potato fries smothered in cheese – a generous portion that’s perfect for sharing.

Asador Camden: Enjoy a hearty steak with fries for just £10 – a student-friendly deal you won’t want to miss.

Just down the road near the market, there’s an eclectic mix of stores and stalls selling vintage, original fashion, hand-crafted accessories, unique gifts, and everything in between. After indulging in delicious food, why not explore these hidden gems for some unique finds and souvenirs?

Pro Tips:

I recommend exploring one market per day, as they’re not exactly close to each other. And remember, going early in the morning is your best bet to avoid crowds and soak up some natural sunlight.

Bring your friends along for the ride – sharing is caring, especially when it comes to food exploration!

Whether you’re savoring the sights and smells of Borough Market or immersing yourself in the eclectic energy of Camden Market, these foodie hotspots are sure to leave you with unforgettable culinary experiences. So gather your gang, grab your appetite, and let the food adventures begin! 🍽️🎉