Old Billingsgate fish market

Old Billingsgate Fish Market

There’s an office building alongside the Thames which is situated between Tower and London bridges, it’s one that many will walk past and perhaps even stop on the terraced area alongside the river to take some pictures but a lot won’t be aware that this was the home of London’s main fish market for hundreds … Read more

Borough Market, the king of markets

Borough Market

Loved by Londoners and tourists alike Borough Market is a busy, frenetic experience of quality and diverse produce. Serving Southwark for over 1000 years, yes 1000, Borough Market doesn’t rest on it’s laurels and is at the forefront of sustainable living. None of the waste goes into landfill and surplus foodstuffs are either passed on … Read more

The Grapes, Limehouse

The Grapes Limehouse

Another of London’s old school riverside pubs The Grapes has a history going back over 500 years and was frequented by Charles Dickens who even mentioned it in his novel ‘Our Mutual Friend’. It’s current claim to fame in the 21st century is the leaseholder who is Sir Ian Mckellen who is know to appear … Read more

Arepa & Co – Haggerston

A great place to stop for lunch or brunch if you’re walking along Regent’s Canal, and a good reason to head over the Haggerston if you’re not. Arepa & Co offer Venezuelan cuisine that centres around corn bread arepas filled with maize, black beans, fried plantain, shredded beef, avacado, pork and roasted vegetables. Set just … Read more

The Mayflower

The Mayflower Rotherhithe

Standing almost opposite The Prospect Of Whitby, albeit on the other side of the river, is another pub claiming to be London’s first riverside Inn, The Mayflower. Formerly known as The Spread Eagle this was the place the Mayflower was moored prior to making her journey to the Americas. Possibly more so than at The … Read more

The Prospect Of Whitby

The Prospect Of Whitby

Claiming to be London’s oldest riverside pub it would be easy to claim that it’s all style over substance but that would be somewhat missing the point. The pub is claimed to have welcomed Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens in it’s past and has defnitely been graced by Prince Margaret and JMW Turner. Once called … Read more