Billingsgate fish market | A snapshot
This morning I woke up at 4am and rode to London's Billingsgate fish market, the UK's largest inland fish market which covers 13 acres and serves London's hospitality industry. In the lead-up to a shoot we're doing that's based around sustainable seafood, I thought I'd brave the early morning and see what I could find. The answer is everything. Very sustainable seafood, very unsustainable seafood. I ended up buying oysters (both Cornish native and Maldon varieties), razor clams and a bag of mussels (touted as the worlds most sustainable protein source). Looks like we're going to have a pretty seafood heavy week. Here are a few snaps I took at the market.
If you'd like to go to the market yourself, here's the address... and even their fax number if you feel like sending them a message from the 1980s!
Tel: 020 7987 1118
Fax: 020 7987 0258