No matter what the status of the eateries, the real measure of a city’s food is their markets. What is fresh. What is unique. How active – is there a buzz from both the vendors and the people streaming through.
In London, we found one lauding proclaiming its right to be heard , seen, smelt and enjoyed.
From fresh fish to aging meats, recently caught seafood and aromatic cheeses with ready to be eaten food to devour while exploring or to be taken home.
A fitting last meal before venturing to the next adventure
When we step away from the museums, then we walk within the true history of England from kings and queens to religious transformations.
To bards renown…
The UK has a grand enough history that stealing from other cultures might seem excessive, as their early history predates theRoman era as seen here in early times…
Alas when in Rome, or Egypt or Greece….then perhaps a little pilfering might be in order. And who knows, perhaps the relics might have been better preserved due to their removal to the museums in London. Below a very small sample ….
And we can go back even further at the Natural History Museum.
London is no longer the world of mushy peas and strange concoctions such as “toad in the hole” . Although these and fish and chips can still be “enjoyed”,there is almost no food not available for the discerning palet. We had a chance to enjoy many, but this was one of our favorites….Barrafina…Spanish Tampa style, no reservations and everyone behind the bar only conversing in their native tongue. Food delicious, ambiance exciting, and service extraordinaire.