This is how we discovered that there was a Medieval Banquet in London. Back in October, my guy came to visit me and I figured “Hey! What could be better fun on your first time in London than the London Tower?” It turned out to be one of the better choices I made in terms of attractions. We had an extremely informative walkabout.
Afterwards, we meandered over to St. Katherine’s Docks. Since it was a Friday, that meant that we landed smack dab in the middle of their Good Food Market.According to its blurb in Londontown.com:
The St Katharine Docks Good Food Market sees twenty five food stalls setting up shop outside the Dicken’s Inn, overlooking the docks, every Friday from 10am to 4pm. There’s a good variety of international treats to tempt and almost every cuisine is represented from Morrocoan, Greek and Portugese, to Iranian, Jamaican, Spanish, French and Chinese. The market is run by the people from Partridges on the Kings Road who certainly know the importance of good quality ingredients. As a result, the ingredients at the St Katherine Docks market are ethically and locally sourced wherever possible, with plenty of vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options.
I took some pictures of it, but then never put them up. I think my idea was that I would go back again and take more pictures someday… and like many ideas I have that require an actual modicum of planning and foresight, it didn’t happen. So rather than let these pictures sit and rot on my hard drive, here they are:
My guy and I got a Beef & Dumpling Stew to share. This is how I first discovered that Dumplings in British mean something slightly different from Dumplings in Chinese. Brit Dumplings are just giant pieces of dough.
Luckily the rest of the stew was quite delicious and a perfect warmer upper on a chilly fall day. If you’re ever in London on a Friday and you love street food, St. Katherine’s Docks is really worth checking out.
Good Food Market // Fridays, 10am to 4pm // St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge Approach, St Katharine’s Way,Tower Hamlets, London E1W 1TW