Whitecross Street Market

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On a chilly, blustery day in March my husband and I made a trip to an exhibition at the Barbican in London. Having spent the morning discovering London's medical history we were ready for lunch. Earlier that week I had heard about Whitecross market, which is about a 15 minute walk from the Barbican, so we decided to walk there and see what was available to eat.

There was so much to choose from, it was really difficult to decide what to eat for lunch. We walked the length of the market and both chose a different option. I decided on a flatbread wrapped falafel salad, which was absolutely delicious. The warmed flatbread was spread with freshly made hummus, then felafel and salad were added and topped with a spicy chilli sauce. My husband chose venison sausages in a freshly baked roll with caramelised onions and mustard. There were many other stalls to choose food from, including several serving a variety of Indian food, Thai curries, Spanish tapas, German sausages, Turkish kebabs, Brazilian meats and others specialising in vegetarian food, hog roasts or wild game. All main courses were under £5 and we spent under £8 for the two of us, for an absolutely delicious lunch.

Sadly we didn't save enough room for dessert, but my husband couldn't resist buying a slice of bread pudding to eat on the train home. Perhaps on my next visit I will just go for dessert as the cakes looked divine.

If you are near to the Barbican, the market is open every week day and well worth a visit for lunch, the food is really delicious and there is a very wide range of cuisines to choose from at a very reasonable price. There is park bench seating nearby, but we enjoyed wandering through the market while we ate our lunch.

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