It’s always difficult to find new and exciting things to do with the kids during the summer holidays. Cries of “Are we nearly there yet?” or “I’m bored Dad!” seem to punctuate most days, and it’s a constant challenge to find new and different things to do.
On Friday we looked through the recipe books and chose our evening meal, then the girls wrote out the shopping list and I drove them up to Borough Market at London Bridge to buy ingredients.
Borough Market has stood on its present site for around 250 years, and nowadays opens for wholesale trader between 2am and 8am six nights a week – but not Saturdays. It’s also open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, offering a massive number of stalls selling everything from flowers, fruit, meat, vegetables, wine, bread, and most of the stall holders offer ‘tasters’, so you really won’t need much lunch before you wander round!
The range of produce is out of this world; ostrich and kangaroo steaks share space with exotic fish and seafood. Unusual fruit and vegetables suggest some really great ideas for dishes, and there are even specialist stalls for both olive oil and chillies!
Borough Market is well worth a visit, and there are several great restaurants right on its doorstep, so when the market’s closed you can still enjoy the ambience!