Richmond, London - An Attractive Town (Local Market)

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On a recent visit to London, I went for a very short visit to Richmond, London. On arriving there by bus, I was greatly fascinated by its beauty and history. I learned that Richmond is a favourite of the rich and the famous. The Thames River runs through the town.

It was a Saturday and the town centre was buzzing with activities as shoppers throng the streets on a sunny, hot summer day. I was really delighted that it was a local market day. I always love to go to local market day as you get to see a lot of various fresh local produce and food that you don’t get at the supermarket. As a Malaysian, I am always eager to know what other cultures do and eat. A lot of the British foods are actually very delicious. I love all the different types of roasts and its accompaniments.

These are a few scenes at the local market.

A hot, sunny day at Richmond local market, London

A hot, sunny day at Richmond local market, London

Vegetables and fruits stall.

Bright, colourful vegetables and fruits stall.

Carving roasted pig for burger

Carving roasted pig for burger

A bakery stall with a wide variety of baked food.

A bakery stall with a wide variety of baked food.

The farmer actually roasted the whole pig there, a scene that you hardly get to see these days. In Malaysia, that happened decades ago during big festive seasons like during the Chinese New Year.

Well, the hot weather just killed my appetite. All I want at that moment was ice-cream….cold and refreshing! It was just such a lovely visit to the Richmond local market. With ice-cream in my hand, it’s time to move on. Next was to walk along the Thames River which I’ll share in my next post.

What places in London have you visited? Do share and comment. London is such a famous city, known all over the world and it’s great to be able to visit it and just see it with your own eyes.

Thought for the day……

“The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.”

Mozart

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