LONDON – Heading from London Bridge station to Borough market you’re likely to think “that’s another dull market”. At least, that’s the first impression given to the ordinary tourist (I consider myself and my colleagues in this category). “Let’s start with food then!” you exclaim.
But as you enter into the roofed area you’ll notice there’s something more. There’s something more in the variety of food smells. There’s something more in the noisy symphony of knives, plates, bowls and fire working to achieve the same goal: to offer an unforgettable pleasure to your tongue. You can never feel like the odd one out: the huge range of cuisines (Italian, Vietnamese, Spanish,French and others) will not let you down.
So you mix with the joyful multitude of international tourists and in a minute you find yourself completely lost in the lively confusion. Probably late afternoon is the best time to visit the market: the workshops are still open and the kind traders are enthusiastic to satisfy their surprised tourists.
This typically attractive place is located right next to the Thames bank, a few meters from Drake’s galleon. And if you want to stay for dinner, there are so many enjoyable chances to catch: barbecues as well as elegant multiple dish dinners. Finally, if you are not already satisfied, “Vinopolis” will suits you perfectly. This never-never land at the border with the market deserves each tourists attention. Enjoy a totally English beer under an impressive and multicoloured hanging umbrella ceiling (but don’t trust them if it’s raining!). At the end of the tour you will surely agree it’s worth the exploration!
Chiara Calise Piro, Roberta Caccavello