Things to do near Borough
Graze on delicious food
Borough Market is undoubtedly the star attraction of Borough. This has a downside, the crazy crowds that can be difficult to navigate at times. To make your visit enjoyable, dip in and out of the market as you please. If it all gets too much, drop by one of the local pubs for a drink. A pub called Wheatsheaf, located right by the market, has the most gorgeous bartender to brighten your day. In summer, pick up some interesting food and a glass of prosecco and explore the nooks and crannies near the market – there are convenient benches, fences and you can even enjoy a view of the Thames. I’m not going to suggest what to get at the market, let it be a surprise (okay, if you find yourself unable to decide, chocolate and pistachio doughnuts at Bread Ahead are something).
Have a walk in pleasant surroundings
If you have time to kill before your gay massage, why not explore Borough on foot? If you look behind the Borough market, streets and alleyways lead you through an array of interesting sights. Personally, I really like the Golden Hinde, the ship of Francis Drake. Well actually, this is the second ship of that name, and it was the first one that was used to bring back a ton of loot from the newly discovered worlds. It’s quite nice just to have a look at in passing, but if you want to go in, it’s great value at £5.
Winchester Palace is another worthy attraction. Whilst not in any way unique, it’s a beautiful piece of 12th century architecture. Finally, you will come out on the South Bank, and can continue along the Thames all the way to Waterloo, if you like. There will be other attractions along the way, too many to list here, and the river itself is very enjoyable to gaze upon.
See a Shakespeare play
The Globe is a theatre located within a 10 minute walk from the Borough underground station. In fact, if you do the walk suggested in the paragraph above, you will walk right by the theatre. It is not the site of the original Shakespeare’s theatre but it’s a great place to see one of the bard’s plays. If you want to experience it the way his theatre was back in the day, opt for the cheap seats in the ‘pit’ (from £5 and not actually seats, you will be standing).
Take your date by the hand and smuggle in a flask of some strong liquer. Feel no shame. In Shakespeare’s time, people in the pit would drink, spit and heckle the players. Prostitutes, pickpockets and nut vendors weaved through the crowd. If that’s not for you, book the seats and give those legs a rest (the plays can be lengthy).