Borough Market and pink sneakers

tulips in london

A good weekend consists of food and new shoes

There’s so much to do in London it’s a tough deciding where to begin. I’ve used food as my compass – it’s basic biology 🙂

My mission to explore renowned food markets in London began last week at Portobello Road Market and Borough market in Southwark was next.

Borough Market is known for it’s fresh produce selection and their ready-made food is just as good. I got excited by the abundance of fresh berries, which are reasonably priced too (code for cheaper than Woolies). I’ve also discovered that asparagus is a thing in London – there are so many variations everywhere! My current favourite is purple asparagus – but only because of the colour.

bouough market, pimms shopping borough marketfood borough market

To feast I decided on a wonderful hot chocolate from Rabot 1745 who specialise in cocoa (read about their chocolate here) and what I’d call a “lamb wrap” for lunch. This wasn’t an easy choice because I was told a pasta stand there is rated the second best pasta in London.

Draw back: I’m not good with crowds and Borough Market gets really full so I wouldn’t recommend going over a weekend. Apparently Thursday or Friday is a good alternative.

london eye

According to a TomTom Runner we walked 19.6km on this fine day. I’m no athlete but that’s far.. So it probably wasn’t the best day to trial my new pink sneakers.

I’d been eying out these and these dusty pink shoes for a while but considering the colour and how quickly they’d get dirty I opted for a more simple, cheaper pair. Sadly 3km into our walk I realised these shoes were not made for walking. I’m a firm believer that you can’t compromise on price when it comes to good shoes – I clearly need to listen to my own advice more often.

london parkWalking around London and coming across beautiful parks and cute coffee shops is what I really love about this city. We walked all along the Thames River where you’ll find loads of pubs, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, buskers, The London Eye (with queues for days), restaurants and lots of ice-cream stands.

london city centre

Top: Trenery / Jacket: Factorie / Leather bag: Missibaba / Jeans: H&M / Sneakers: H&M

The day ended with some drinks along the river at a place called The River Front and accidentally walking into a Whole Foods, which I only knew from South Park (not a great reference). After discovering Wholefoods and All Saints in one week it’s safe to say London is not going to be good for my bank account.








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