Real Food Market

We interrupt the usual month long silence with a special post about a recent London favourite! I’ve been meaning to blog about the Real Food Market behind the Royal Festival Hall since the summer, but not until last weekend I had the time to go there with a specific purpose of capturing the reason why I’m so fond of the place.

I’m lucky to be living so close to the South Bank and the Real Food Market is at a walking distance from me. I have been a few times in the past 6 months, and I am always delighted by the quality of any goods I’ve bought or sampled there.

The market is open from Friday to Sunday, and at the moment there is also the Christmas Market open on the South Bank side. I’d still recommend the mulled wine on the Real Food Market side though. :)

I’ve not bought any fresh produce at the market apart from freshly ground coffee, but have sampled some excellent curries, samosas, crepes and coffee. I can wholeheartedly recommend a visit, especially if you are a bit peckish when visiting the South Bank and are stuck for food ideas.

There are some areas to sit down to eat, but if the weather isn’t nice for this I’ve been known to smuggle in a wrap to the Royal Festival Hall next door to munch on whilst enjoying their free wifi. I am sure you can, too.

The Real Food Market is not big, but it makes up in quality what it lacks in size. Pop by next time you’re in the area during the weekend and you might be lucky to sample some amazing free food if you flash a good smile to the right vendor. ;)

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October 2012

October was dark and rainy. Changing the clocks at the end of the month always makes me a little bit melancholic as it means the days will draw in and the cold, grey days of winter are just around the corner.

The loss of day light also means that I can start the candle seasons again at home. There is nothing more cosy that watching good films on my sofa in candle light. I know, I know, how girly, right? :)

Since the wedding season has now also come to an end my social life has picked up having whole weekends free. I’ve attended an illegal amount of leaving dos in the past month as well, as the ripple effect of the changes at work has meant a lot of lovely people have decided to move on. Mr Percy here wasn’t part of my social circle, I just spotted him in Camden on my way home one Friday night.

Working in Camden has other benefits, too… like spotting this at lunch time whilst waiting for my bento box. ;)

Free weekends have also meant that I’m out and about with a lot of people at the same time, and can spot and shoot people like these. I just loved the mix of fashion and positioning of these five whilst waiting for a friend at Oxford Circus.

And how about this lovely scene I was so lucky to capture on my way home via Euston? The best street photography moments are for me in the timing and the little details. :)

November has rolled in with more changeable weather, socialising and lovely moments already. I’m really looking forward to my Christmas break and 2013 already. Not long now! :)