I'm currently sitting in a coffee shop in Frisco, TX (hence the delayed post), and it's starting to snow outside. While seemingly every city in the US continues to freeze over, signs of spring have started to emerge in London. Not that I'm bragging or anything.
As temperatures slowly creep up, I'm eagerly looking forward to warmer days spent boozing along the Southbank and exploring outdoor markets throughout the city. There is no shortage of delicious food stalls and local street markets in London. From the uber-popular Borough Market south of the Thames to the Columbia Road Flower Market in East London, the options are endless. However, my favorite of all is Broadway Market in Hackney.
Every Saturday, dozens of food stalls set-up shop along Broadway Market. There's something for everyone. From your standard bratwurst to haggis grilled cheese and southern fried chicken, the options are endless. The flavors on display are sourced from all parts of the world yet feel completely local and unique to London. It's a perfect representation of the city's diverse population.
Broadway Market is a bit of a hike from central London but totally worth the 30+ minute trek. Depending on where you are coming from, you can take the London Overground to the Hackney Central stop. From there, walk south along Martello Street through London Fields park. On a sunny, warm day, don't forget to bring a blanket. You can grab food at the market and head back to the park for a picnic. This wouldn't be a Frequent Wanderer post without some mention of coffee. Make sure to stop by Climpson & Sons on Broadway Market for a caffeine boost. They roast beans and supply some of the city's best coffee shops. It's not surprising then that their own brick and mortar shop is always packed.