Borough Market on any Friday should be on your ‘London’ bucket list it is a treat to visit and has stayed that way despite the attack. Just up from London Bridge station, it sits at the base of The Shard, which is London’s tallest building. If you have seen the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, you might not be over impressed, but Borough Market below the Shard has a charm. It is an example of London’s complete multi racial multi cultural mix which is very different from the huge glitzy Dubai Mall that sits at the base of the Khalifa. London will remain a proud city wanting to solve the current problems for all who live here. Here the stalls are all run by people you feel you can talk to, who make their produce and who make it different.

The market is worth seeing any lunch time, but Fridays are special and the festive season is better. If you are planning to see Christmas lights at the end of the year, can we suggest you start any visit to London at Borough Market. Special events happen throughout the year in this community-based market where street food is King, Queen, Prince and Zsaar. It is easy to see from a bus tour and even for Londoners that is always a great day out. Take a look at what the bus tour offers.

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Christmas season will have a series of specialist food events, demonstrations, carol services and performances. However, there are events like this all year and you can visit their website to find a current schedule of events. Indian regional cuisine is demonstrated by Rope Galati. Hayden Groves recently demonstrated an Autumn theme. Jenny Chandler, looked to the great pulse eaters and  Katherine Frelon takes over the Christmas theme in December. Katherine is an English chef with her heart and business in the French countryside, where she runs cookery workshops from her Burgundy home. If you can’t get there then they have recipes on their website, one of the many is Kerala Curry. We have a demonstration of that filmed actually in Kerala, click here to see them cook it in southern India.

Strangely this is a cruise destination for those who visit London on a cruise, or maybe that is not strange at all. Some small ships can get to Tower Bridge others stop at Tilbury. From the market you can then walk towards London Bridge, down to the lower level and take the millennium walk past the prison museum, Francis Drake’s ship, The Globe and towards the first Christmas market if it’s that time of the year. It is outside the Tate Modern, which is across the water from St Paul’s The interesting thing about this market is that it is the stalls and people who used to be at the Southbank Christmas market up until they were forced away by new owners after Christmas 2013. Here the market has the warmth and atmosphere that the Southbank Christmas market now seems to lack. But, The Southbank does have the London Eye, Parliament across the water, and normally another fairground spectacle or two.