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Andrea: Borough Market & Portobello Road

February 3, 2011
Much of this past weekend was spent strolling with some flatmates through two of the most well known markets in London: Borough Market and Portobello Road. Borough Market, according to it’s website, is “London’s most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce.” And it is the only place (so far) where I have found corn tortillas and other authentic Mexican ingredients! I’m feeling a taco night coming up soon… Anyway, here are a few of the things I saw and ate:
Cinnamon cookies with elephant designs. I took one to go 🙂
I got myself a raspberry tart. It was pretty amazing.
Portobello Road is home of the world’s largest antiques market. There are dealers all over the street selling old books, jewelry, bags, and lots of other things. Before going there, I thought it would be a lot like a scene from the film Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Minus the singing and dancing, it was pretty similar! Here’s a bit of what I really saw:

 

HUGE pans of paella made in the street
Cheap scarves were everywhere. I loved it.
This guy is apparently well known on Portobello Road. A lot of shop keepers were speaking to him as if they’d known him for a long time. I guess he just walks around with his dog on his shoulder and lets tourists take pictures of him.

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