Eating Out, Family, London, My life

Partridges Food Market, London.

November 10, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve spent a whole day in London. Uni has been keeping me rather busy  and as much as I’d love to jump on the train to London on a Tuesday afternoon, reality is, I’m spending every hour in front of my computer. Some of those hours are more productive than others but I always try to get a decent amount of work done.

Yesterday however was my brother’s birthday and it presented the perfect opportunity to take some time off of studying. Even though it was his special day, he made sure to squeeze in lots of activities that I would like, which basically meant going to a food market.

I arrived in London a bit before noon and picked up a red velvet cupcake from the Hummingbird Bakery on the walk to Alex’s flat.

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After the guys had finished their breakfast we decided to walk over to the Natural History Museum. Sadly, but not so surprisingly, there was a crowd of people queuing up to be let in and since it was raining we didn’t feel like waiting that long and getting soaked.

It was a bit of a shame since I haven’t been to the Museum in a while and personally think it’s one of the most stunning buildings in London.

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Since the Natural History Museum didn’t work out we crossed the road and went to the Victoria and Albert Museum instead. It was a lot less crowded and  served as a much-appreciated shelter from the rain.

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After that came the fun bit: after a quick stop at Space NK, we walked over to Partridges Food Market. Alex had been to the market several times before and kept telling me how amazing the food was. It’s located at the Duke of York Square, just off King’s Road {next to the Saatchi Gallery} and boasts some of the most delicious foods.

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It’s not your typical farmer’s market but rather a place to try out British and international dishes. The stalls range from producers or farmers who specialize on specific foods like cheese or bread to small businesses who sell home-made products.

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We sampled our way through all of the stalls but took an impromptu halt at the Rainforest Creations stall. Alex and I both had the Rainforest Roti and declared that this was the best wrap we’ve ever had. It was packed with fresh and healthy ingredients and was full of different textures {spinach, lentils, hummus, etc.} which is something I really love.

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After I had scarfed down my wrap I wandered off on a mission to track down the perfect dessert while the guys opted to have oysters instead. You get 6 oysters for £5  which is a sweet deal.

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If you’re interested in nibbling your way through a variety of dishes and foods then Partridges Market is perfect for you.

The market is open every Saturday, from 10am-4pm. The nearest tube station is Sloane Square and then it’s just a short walk down King’s Road. After you’ve stuffed your belly there’s plenty of opportunities to go shopping, which is always an added bonus.

For more info check out their market page or follow them on twitter.

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