8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL; map); +44 (0) 20 7407 1002; http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/
Getting There: National Rail/London Underground to London Bridge station; 381, RV1 bus routes; parking located on the corner of Southwark Street and Southwark Bridge Road and on Snowsfields
Hours of Operation: Wholesale Sun.-Fri., 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.; retail Thur., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We've written about Borough Market, once upon a time. But a single post cannot do justice to the absolutely mind-blowing array of farmers, chefs, cheesemongers, butchers, fishers, and purveyors at this incredible emporium of food.
It's a bit much for a visitor to make sense of (or, more to the point, eat!) in a single visit. So after a good wander on my own, I took a tour with London food writer Celia Brooks Brown, recommended by the fantastic folks at Visit London. Currently a writer for the Times (London) and a professional guide, Celia is an undisputed expert on the Borough Market vendors, and a few hours with her got us acquainted with the people behind each incredible stall.
The new-and-improved photo gallery, with a few of Celia's favorite vendors, after the jump.
Carey is over in London thanks to Visit London, the city's official tourist organization, in connection with Virgin Atlantic and the Intercontinental Park Lane.