The Shard towering over Borough Market.

The Shard towering over Borough Market.

I love visiting markets, so Borough Market was on my London to-do list. Unfortunately, my visit was on a Monday, which is a limited market day, but there were some interesting things to see nonetheless. I popped by around lunchtime, and many of the more popular stalls such as Pie Minister had snaking queues in front of them. That made it quite difficult to get nice pictures. 

Huge pizzas to share. I must say that they were very generous with the prawns!

Huge pizzas to share.


I wanted to buy some fudge for the man, but there were so many to choose from I was paralysed by indecision and leaving empty-handed.

I wanted to buy some fudge for the man, but there were so many to choose from I was paralysed by indecision and ended up leaving empty-handed.

I really wanted to try Pie Minister’s pies, but having just had lunch, I couldn’t find space to eat anything except coffee. So I headed to Monmouth Coffee Company, which was just across the road from Borough Market.

Monmouth Coffee is supposed to serve the best joe in London.

Monmouth Coffee is supposed to serve the best joe in London. They roast their own beans, and they do it very well too, if I do say so myself.


My filtered coffee being prepared.

Londoners seem to take their coffee very seriously, so I had to queue for at least 15 minutes before I got my stained cup of long black. There are bowls of sugar to help yourself from, if you must have your coffee sweet.

I paid a few quid for this cup of coffee – can’t remember how much exactly, but I savoured every sip.

While my visit to Borough Market wasn’t super exciting (should have planned to drop by on a Friday instead), the cuppa more than made up for it! I was definitely fortified for a walk across London Bridge right after.