Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hanging Around London

All the sudden it was spring in London today. For three days I have been freezing but today I was sweating. (Maybe that was just hot flashes!) Bryan wanted to visit the Borough Market again...we went last year on our trip to London. 


This market is right at the base of the south side of the London Bridge. We went to eat.

Last time this booth was too crowded for my patience but today I only waited about five minutes.  Steamed potatoes with melted cheese. There is a brick of cheese sitting under mini broilers. The top layer of melting cheese is scrapped off and placed on top of the potatoes. Fresh black pepper and pickles are added...I went without the pickles. 

Bryan took a little longer to get a bratwurst.

We shared the bratwurst and the potatoes...but the gluten-free red velvet cup cake was all for me.

The Borough Market has mostly food products...fresh produce, meats, fish and cheeses. Then there are all the prepared-food vendors. Very busy place...I did mention there were a lot of people there. 

We walked back across London Bridge. Far in the distance is the Tower of London is on the left side of the Thames in this photo. The water was very was windy. 

We ran into another market on our walk. Old Spitalfields Market. This was a large, covered open area surrounded by in-place eateries. 

Loved this display of a permanent shop on the outskirts of the market.

The interior with a temporary vendor section.

Most of the vendors had clothing....some of it very original. This booth had dresses made with men's ties. A lot of vendors would not allow photos.

It is Mother's Day in the UK tomorrow. So many pretty flowers.

We wandered through some more crowded streets on our way to the hotel. Too pretty to be inside anyway!

We ended our day with dinner at an Indian restaurant, Dishoom. We got a seat by the cooks.  The food was fabulous and it was great fun to watch the meals being made...very quickly. 

The hotel we stay at in London has fast, free internet so I took advantage and blogged before our busy morning tomorrow to ride the train back to Paris. You may not hear from me again until I make it back to Alaska...just a few more days!


Catherine Shepherd said...

I read your title, and thought, hey, she's here, she should come over for a visit, then I realized it was the other London. LOL!

Vicki W said...

I haven't been to London in a long time but I loved my visits to Spittalfields Market and ate lunch today from a bowl I purchased there. thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love seeing the photos and hearing of your experiences - love the steamed potatoes and cheese - I might have to give that one a try here at home. Have a good trip back to Alaska!

Suzanne said...

Looks like you had a lovely time. Thanks for sharing with us!