London Trip: Borough Market and the Wobbly Bridge - 23rd July 2005

Nosher visits his Sis "dahn Lahndahn", meeting up by London Bridge tube station for a wander around Borough Market for some posh nosh and some incredibly strong cheese. Nosher nearly walks into esoteric TV legend Jonathan Meades, who was coming out of the Neals Yard Cheese shop at the time, and then spots him again purchasing fruit and veg. For all Nosher's disdain for the pointlessness of celebrity-worship, he finds himself nevertheless sneaking paparazzi-like photographs of said architectural commentator and social polemicist as he purchases tomatoes. After food shopping, there's a stop-off at the Anchor on the banks of the Thames for a few beers, followed by a brief interlude in the new Globe Theatre (primarily for yet another wee stop), a quick walk across the once-wobbly Millenium Bridge and then a look around the Tate Modern in the old Bankside power station.

next album: Clapham Tapas, North Clapham, London - 23rd July 2005
previous album: A Day With Janie: P-51D Mustang at Hardwick, Norfolk - 17th July 2005

A fish stall, featuring dangling octupi

The counter of 'The Ginger Pig'

Sis gets some sausages

A close of up several types of sausage

Impressive hanging-baskets outside a pub opposite the market

Hanging dried chillis and paella pans in a Spanish speciality shop

Loaves of bread

Neals Yard Dairy, a fantastic but heaving cheese shop

Shelves full of Keane's cheddars

A heap of cheese

Sis browses tomatoes

TV-legend Jonathan Meades settles-up for his box of commestibles

The parasols of Borough's Green Market

Strawberries and blueberries

Meat-on-sticks at a Turkish kebab stand


Mystery vegetables

An interesting tangle of Victorian ironwork

Pigeon-feature flutters around looking for stray food crumbs


Sis strides purposefully back from the pub

The Millenium Bridge; St. Paul's Cathedral in the background

Detail of the bridge with Bankside Power Station, home of the Tate Modern, in the background

Nice abstract view of St. Paul's seemingly floating on the Thames

Sis on the bridge

Old bridge supports near Waterloo Bridge

Near the National Theatre, giant bubbles are formed

A second-hand book fair under Waterloo Bridge

The 'London Eye' and Big Ben

Dereliction at South Merton, near Morden

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A fish stall, featuring dangling octupi