I have been to London many times over the years and keep going back because I love it. Each time I go, I try to make an effort to check out new things while going back to old favorites. On this trip I wanted to check out more churches (beyond St. Paul’s and Westminster Abbey) and have as many meals as possible at places specializing in charcuterie, as the Brits love cheeses and cured meats. So today and next week I present highlights of my charcuterie tour of London.

FF: WC in Clapham

Housed underground in former public restrooms in London’s Clapham borough is WC – which they say stands for Wine and Charcuterie but of course is a pretty clever pun. WC offers a great atmosphere to get away from the bustle of the city and relax with your friends and partake in some great charcuterie selections.

About London’s WC – Wine and Charcuterie:

“If wine’s more your thing, spend a penny at South London’s WC (get your mind out the gutter, it stands for Wine and Charcuterie), housed in the 100-year-old loos beneath Clapham Common tube station. Pair a large glass of red with its signature Ham Hock Terrine or the “Old man’s” pork scratchings. But, rest-assured, the vibe is more after work drinks than pensioners at tea time.”

WC is located at Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4 7AA.

FF: Brindisa Shop at Borough Market

Meanwhile, the fine people at Brindisa, a UK-based Spanish market, has a great shop in Borough Market where you can sample a great line of charcuterie fare and purchase some to bring home with you.

About Brindisa Shop at Borough Market:

“Located in the heart of Borough Market, our bustling shop offers an unrivalled range of delicious Spanish food with something to satisfy all lovers of Spanish gastronomy. Our friendly team is always on hand to guide you through our range of products or to offer advice on how to create moreish tapas at home. Open Monday to Saturday every week, our shop sells the highest quality hand-carved Ibèrico and Serrano hams at the ham counter, alongside fresh and cured meats. We also offer a beautiful selection of Spanish cheeses and accompaniments, award-winning tinned fish, nuts, olives, pulses and some exceptional olive oils and vinegars.”

The Brindisa Shop is located in The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, Borough Market, London, SE1 9AF.

Lucky for us – Brindisa has an online shop you can visit here.