Apologies for the radio silence over the last few days, lots of Christmas preparations and festive goings on have been taking up lots of the Barrie time in the past few weeks, and so posts will be a little sporadic now until the new year. I’ll take this time to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas!
With Mr B being a Rev and all, it’s a little hard for him to take time off in December. So I headed down to my parents in Essex (via the new Flybe route connecting London City to Inverness, which is so much easier than going to Luton or Gatwick!) to exchange presents. My flight was an early morning Friday flight so I decided to spend the morning along the south bank before meeting a friend at Waterloo for lunch. A quick transfer from the airport to London Bridge meant that I was in London Bridge for my first port of call before 10am – Borough Market!
If you class yourself as a ‘foodie’ and haven’t been to Borough Market, get yourself there! Weekdays are the best time to visit as on the weekend it is crammed and you have to fight your way through the crowds to get a glimpse of the stalls. The market was looking very festive!
The sights and smells were amazing – cheese, breads, truffles, hot mulled wine (even at 10am!) and much more. Somehow I managed to leave without buying anything (but that was more to do with the fact that I didn’t have too much room in my backpack!).
I even spotted a little visitor to the market – who appears to be popping up all around London at the moment!
It was time to move on, so I got a quick glimpse of the Shard and started walking west along the South bank. As you can see, it was a glorious crisp day for a walk.
There were German markets at both the Tate Modern and by the London Eye. I was most taken though by the carousel!
What are your favourite festive parts of the UK?