London Part II
Like any tourist, we spent a good deal of time eating our way through the city. Best places to do that—Borough Market and the Portobello Road Market. Scrolling through the photos I have here, I'm realizing that I didn't get too many of the actual food—probably because I was too busy eating it. But believe me, it all looked and tasted good. I may have also overdone the sweets on this trip and was probably going at 2 or 3 hot chocolates a day. There's definitely something about being in a far away land that triggers a sugar switch in my head, telling me that overstuffing my face with it is ok. Thankfully, keeping track of the tens of thousands of steps taken each day kept us somewhat healthy.
We checked out Borough Market near London Bridge first—London's biggest and oldest food market. We went on a weekday morning and after an hour of strolling around, it got pretty difficult to navigate around—there were so many people. But there actually weren't many tourists at all. It seemed to be more locals on their lunch breaks than anything else, a good indication that the food really was that good. I'm now wishing I'd taken more photos of the amazing variety of food vendors, treats and meals available here so you could see it all too. I can tell you that my sister, Sam, ordered a Scotch egg and sweet potato fries and loved it and the meat pie and mashed potatoes I had were delicious. We also stepped into a little bakery and shared a huge raspberry meringue—bomb.
On Saturday, we scooted over to Notting Hill, where the Portobello Road Market is held—a market filled with vendors selling antiques, clothing and food. I must say, I haven't been anywhere with better vintage clothing than what we sifted through here. Matt and I especially loved this part, but everything was amazing. There was so much to see and so much to eat--lots of crepes (sweet and savory), donuts and pastries. Oh, and the buskers here by the way (well, everywhere in London, really) are no joke. They all happened to have really amazing and memorable voices and drew pretty good crowds. Just something I noticed.
If we ever find ourselves in London again, I'll definitely make it a point to stop by these markets. They were both great ways to spend our mornings, strolling, munching and taking in all of the sights and sounds.
See more of our trip through London:
London Part I
Interior Love // The Wallace Collection
London Part III
London Part IV
Or see our entire trip here:
Our Family Trip 2017