This past Saturday, we took the children to Borough Market in London. It’s been one of those things I’ve always wanted to do but never got round to! I really can’t believe I left it this long to go, as I’m such a foodie.
Some may think it’s not the greatest place to take children – it’s a food market after all, but we had a wonderful day.
There are so many elements that I like to show and teach them, aswell as indulging in yummy treats. It really is a lovely family Saturday afternoon activity.
Did you know that Borough Market has existed for 1000 years, that in itself is so amazing. When you walk around, you really can feel old London, it feels quite magical actually. You can find out more about the history here
The website is a good place to refer to before you get there, so you can plan your afternoon.
The children love going on the train, so we took the underground in – the nearest tube is ‘London Bridge’ – you can plan your journey here
When we got there we just walked around, to take in the sights , displays and smells of all the amazing foods from around the world. I take my camera everywhere, and the children always see me photographing everything, and they love to copy. I have old cameras that I let them use, and they really had a great time photographing the vegetable section, with its unusual varieties that they aren’t used to seeing.
It’s a great way of teaching children to look and discover, how to look at the world around them and appreciate simple everyday things.
Of course at the end of all this, we were starving, and there was soooooo much to choose from. We tried a variety of street food like paella with fresh seafood, fresh pasta with an delicious sauce, and a healthy salad and meatball option. All of them were very tasty. We finished off with Apple pie ice cream and stopped at a chocolatier for some scrumptious hot chocolate. We stuffed our bellies so much we couldn’t move.
Before we left, we bought fresh croissants and fruit for our Sunday breakfast.
It was a wonderful day and we all thoroughly enjoyed it, and look forward to going back.
I hope you’ve found this post useful, and I look forward to hearing about your experience. Feel free to ask questions and I’ll be happy to help if I can.
Lots of love