Thu, 24 November 2011, Arts London News, by Albert Evans
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, SE1
It is a shame that despite London’s rich history as a city built around markets and trading that these days visitors face a stark choice: either the amalgamated, gentrified giants or the depressed, back-water fleapits.
In either case,most involve crowds and criminal prices – whether that means stolen goods or extortionately priced Brie.
The biggest and most indicative of the shift in market trading has to be Borough Market. The market still operates as a wholesale market from 2am until 8am but from Thursday to Saturday opens during the day as a retail market.
This market may well be a victim of its own success. Championed by chefs worldwide and having featured in many films, this is well and truly on the tourist trail and despite its obvious charm has become a no-go-zone on weekends as hordes of camera wielding tourists and middle class families render the place unfit for purpose.
However, if you arrive early on a Thursday you get a bit of breathing space and there is actually plenty to enjoy. Maria’s Market Café’s bubble and squeak is legendary and lots of the fruit and veg is incredibly good value.
The permanent stalls within ‘the triangle’ are generally quite good with Furness’ Fish and Game being a highlight if more for the spectacle than anything else.
Read the full article HERE
Jul 15, 2018 Comments Off on Trading Days At Whitby Market To Be Restricted
May 16, 2014 Comments Off on Borough Market offers free wifi to shoppers
May 09, 2013 Comments Off on Doubt over the future of Keighley’s street markets
May 09, 2013 Comments Off on Fears over future of Wells Farmers’ Market
Jan 31, 2012 Comments Off on London’s Columbia Road flower markets
Nov 09, 2011 Comments Off on st albans market a 500 year old treasure
Nov 09, 2011 Comments Off on berwick street market
Nov 09, 2011 Comments Off on the cabbages and frocks market
Oct 14, 2019 Comments Off on Venezuelan fast-casual dining opening in White CityHOSPITALITY & CATERING NEWS A new fast-casual dining concept from restaurateurs Gabriel and Jose-Luis Gonzalez. SABROSO!, will open at West London’s Westfield White City on 21st October....
Sep 16, 2019 Comments Off on This New Street Food Market Is Bringing Oodles Of Fun
Sep 06, 2019 Comments Off on Leicester vegans are about to gain a new 100% vegan market, hitting the city this month
Sep 06, 2019 Comments Off on The New KERB Street Food Market At Seven Dials Opens This Saturday
Jul 26, 2019 Comments Off on Lakeside Shopping Centre’s brand new market food venue The Hall opens as part of £72 million expansion
Oct 14, 2019 Comments Off on Borough Market To Open Sustainable New Street Food AreaLondonist.com BY LAURA REYNOLDS The eclectic stalls of Borough Market offer myriad lunch options — trust us, we’ve availed ourselves of most of them at one time or another — but not many places to sit and enjoy your nosh. Enter The Borough Market Kitchen, a new space in the...
Jul 09, 2019 Comments Off on Dorchester Wednesday market £27k shortfall
Jun 25, 2019 Comments Off on Spate of thefts hit Market Drayton over same weekend
May 16, 2019 Comments Off on From market stall to supermarket giant: the man who made Tesco
May 04, 2019 Comments Off on Country market celebrates 10 years of home-made produce
Sep 16, 2019 Comments Off on The end of an era for Smithfield market
Jun 09, 2019 Comments Off on More city dwellers connect with their food via street markets
Jun 01, 2019 Comments Off on Paris’s La Felicità is a style-forward food market bringing Italian flair and flavour to the culinarily-diverse 13th arrondissement…
May 10, 2019 Comments Off on Time Out opens newest market at Miami’s South Beach
Apr 16, 2019 Comments Off on Highway ban takes heavy toll on Sunday market
Apr 12, 2019 Comments Off on This Little Piggy Went To These 11 Street Food Markets
Apr 09, 2019 Comments Off on Malta Artisan Market
Apr 07, 2019 Comments Off on Dublin’s hidden gem: The Liberty Market
Dec 09, 2018 Comments Off on 12 magical Christmas markets from Chichester to Copenhagen
Nov 21, 2018 Comments Off on A street food tour of Singapore