The Colors of Borough Market: A Photo Tour

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The Colors of Borough Market: A Photo Tour

Imagine brilliant colors, gourmet food, delicious smells, gorgeous flowers… You’ve arrived at the lively Borough Market in London, a foodies paradise and a feast for the eyes. And I would like to let you have a photo tour following its colors.


Purple: The color of the lavender  decorating chests full of goose fat. Apparently, dishes cooked with goose  are delicious and healthier than the ones prepared with butter or lard. I confess that I had never heard of goose fat before…


Red and pink: Roses, chrysanthemums, carnations and many other varieties of flowers in beautiful and different shades of red and pink. If I were living in London, I would have flowers at home every week.


Orange: Small, big, huge pumpkins… Ready to be carved to celebrate Halloween or to assemble for home decor.


Red and Yellow: I had never seen yellow tomatoes before, Have you? Not sure how they are tasting, but the chromatic effect with the red and green one is delightful.


Rainbow: All rainbow colors in this mix of vegetables so artfully arranged that I wouldn’t dare touch it and spoil the lovely composition


Brown, Crimson, Beige and White: The long, shiny feathers of Wild  birds. And handwritten blackboards with a rétro flair. For a few second I wondered: am I in the 21st Century?


Green and White: Aromatic herbs and cactuses, two of my favorite species. I like the special touch that herbs give to even the simplest dish and I am wild about cactuses.


Yellow and Cream: The most popular cheese in the United Kingdom, Cheddar, couldn’t be missing. Here’s a nice display of traditional Somerset Cheddar, the only one which – according to the Slow Food Movement – is entitled to bear the name (although many similar cheeses produced in foreign countries are commonly called Cheddar). It is not strictly in the Borough Market but in a tiny street a few steps away.


Grey: The color of Borough Market Art Déco entrance, whose sobriety enhances the fine decorations.

Have you visited Borough Market? Which is your favorite color?  

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Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fridays: 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Don’t miss a visit to the wonderful Southwark Cathedral just a few steps away! 









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    Posted at 09:28h, 06 June Reply

    […] More nice things to do in London? Why not spending some time at the colorful Borough Market? […]

  • Chris Booth
    Posted at 10:51h, 19 August Reply

    I just imagines geese getting liposuction to get all that tasty, tasty, fat. Hmmm…

    But anyway, nice shots. I’ve lived in London for almost my entire life but for some reason I’ve never been to Borough Market. Really must get me some expensive cheese some time. Perfect to collect picnic ingredients I suppose?

  • ciki
    Posted at 09:33h, 28 July Reply

    me and jo can lose ourselves in markets for hours! a lovely post indeed simon:D

    btw, our website is now no longer cumidanciki but . Please kindly update your blogroll, thanks soooo much! xox,mei

  • Steph / TravelShark
    Posted at 23:23h, 11 April Reply

    It’s got to be purple. To be honest, what really caught us was the word “goose fat”. *dreams of yummy food cooked in goose fat*.

    Your pictures are stunning. What a great way to do a blogpost! Love your creativity!

  • John
    Posted at 13:58h, 30 March Reply

    Beautifully captured. Markets are one of my favourite places for photo opportunity too.

  • The GypsyNesters
    Posted at 23:23h, 05 March Reply

    We love markets…amazing way to learn about a new city! Thanks for sharing-we love the pics!

  • El Boquerón Viajero
    Posted at 08:22h, 28 February Reply

    Beautiful photos! I love wandering around a good city market! 🙂

  • NM
    Posted at 15:05h, 23 January Reply

    Lovely photos. One thing, though: that’s neither art-deco nor the entrance 🙂

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 16:46h, 23 January Reply

      Awww… Thank you for pointing out my mistake, Nick. Well… I remember it’s on the left side and thought it was part of the entrance. As for the style… Er… Will have do to a better research… Anyway, if you’d like to comment with more details, I would truly appreciate. Cheers!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 12:41h, 22 January Reply

    I love the Borough market. It’s one of my favourite places in London. Great pics!

  • waitinginthedark
    Posted at 08:58h, 22 January Reply

    Thank you, Angela. I’m sure you’ll love Borough Market. Just remember that it’s open only a few days during the week…

  • Angela
    Posted at 07:45h, 22 January Reply

    Beautiful pictures, I’ve always heard it was a great market and I’ve never been there! It will be the first thing I visit next time I go to London 🙂

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