A new Ordinary London post in collaboration with Yassmine is ready (if you’d like to read the other ones click here 😉 ) and we can’t wait to share our lovely afternoon with you! This time the area of London we are presenting you is… Southwark, in particular some of the attractions that are definitely worth a look/walk 😉
We started our tour from Borough Market, which I have to admit, was an amazing surprise! I did hear about it previously but since in London there are many markets (such as the one in Camden Town or in Portobello Road 🙂 )
I wouldn’t have thought this would have been so different. Indeed, what is special about Borough Market is that firstly it’s a covered market (kind of a similar idea to Covent Garden).
Secondly, it’s not just a food market but there are also many stands with fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, cheese, any kind of fresh products you can imagine and many of them are from their country of origin.
So it’s like it it’s divided into two parts: the first one where you can buy raw ingredients while in the second one you can enjoy food cooked at the moment. Aaand guess what? There are LOTS of healthy + gluten free + vegan stands! I tried an Indian street market dish composed by lentils crepes with a side of chickpeas salad, so good!
While as dessert my friend and I tried these amazing coconut pancakes which just thinking about them make me wanna go back there immediately!
Another good point for this market is the fact that there’s a very nice covered area with benches where you can seat and enjoy your meal. As you can see since I went there during this period there are Christmas decorations which made the whole atmosphere even more pleasureful!
After this great exploration, we started walking through The Queen’s Walk towards Tower Bridge. This path is along the river Thames and, even during this walk we managed to discover something new! We came across Hay’s Galleria which is a building that includes offices and shops but due to this special time of the year, along the galleria there were little wooden houses where they sold nice christmassy stuff or hot drinks.
Of course all this Christmas vibes are perceived even if you just walk along the river. Indeed, you’ll spot many Christmas trees and other kind of stands until you’ll arrive here: in front of Tower Bridge. I’ve never seen it during the evening before and it’s even more beautiful than during the day!
Crossing the bridge is obviously another “must do” both for the view and for exploring the area on the other side of the bridge where you’ll find Tower of London, the historic castle of the royal family. On this side of the river, you’ll perceive a slightly different atmosphere from the previous one since The Queen’s walk runs along many offices and modern structures while when you’ll find yourself in front of Tower of London it’s like going back on time. Another confirm that in London you can really find anything!
Click here to see the video Yassmine made about this lovely afternoon!
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