Saturday, October 24, 2009

London - Day 8

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I already posted about my birthday, but here are my snapshots of day 8 in London.

The Borough Market is London's oldest food market and has been at it's current site (under London Bridge) for 250 years.

The market is open only on Thursday's from 11:00am to 5:00pm, Friday from Noon to 6:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

This is my first visit to the market. I'm not sure where I first found it, but it's amazing and a definite must go!

We went the wrong way to the market, but did get a beautiful view of the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Beautiful church right next to the market

The market is like the public market at Granville Island, but there are a lot more food vendors ...

such as fresh paella ...

savoury pies since 1853 ...

sausages ...

If you love coffee and cake, Monmouth Coffee Company and Konditor and Cook by London Bridge are a must!

Coffee here is filtered and you can get black coffee or white coffee (aka with milk).

Right next door is Konditor and Cook with some of the most amazing cake ever!

The whole market had vendors selling huge meringues!

To top off the birthday extravagenza, we went to see Wicked at the Apollo Theatre by Victoria station. I have wanted to see this musical for so long, but kept missing the shows in Seattle and Portland. It was worth the wait, but definitely don't miss reading the book.

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