London is the hot destination for tourism, university trips, culinary tourism and more. The importance of the city in terms of food is being explored during various stages and with an international population on the rise confluence of cultures has paved the way for more interactive cuisine in London. There are some traditional locales that are must visit for foodies in London. A walk down the Billingsgate and Smithfield market can give you the knowledge of how ingredients are procured for English cooking. Then there is Vinopolis that can give you a taste of the best wines and alcoholic beverages that are authentic to the city.
So, what do you find in Billingsgate Market? You can get all your cooking ingredients to make your English dishes more authentic here. Find fish, corn, wine, coal and other groceries. The market has the tradition of being associated with fish since the 16th century. Billingsgate Market was earlier located in East London very close to the Canary Wharf. The place was later relocated from 1982. The market transacts with 25,000 tonnes of fish every year. This is around 40% of fish that is imported from the overseas. Apart from raw fish, fish products like smoked fish are also available for sale. The market is also famous for organic fish products. Find the market open through Tuesday to Saturday.
Smithfield Market has a livestock market for more than 800 years. Customers can walk through the stores where various types of meat are sold. People in the hospitality business find this the one stop destination for all their livestock needs. Here you can get a chance to interact with butchers and find out more about the meat products. The market is open from Monday through Friday and is closed during weekends. Vinopolis is over the Bankside area where you can find some fine wine for tasting. There are wine tasting events that happen in the city that gives an opportunity for wine lovers to experience the best in from the world of wine and spirit. Find some of the best wines, whiskeys, rum and cocktails in the market. You can also get to taste some good food here.