London’s best, and best-known, food market is chock-a-block with takeaway choices, should all that prime produce make you hungry on the hoof.
The food hound’s favourite market is also London’s oldest, dating back to the 13th century. It’s the busiest too, occupying a sprawling site near London Bridge. Gourmet goodies run the gamut, from fresh loaves and rare-breed meats, via fish, game, fruit and veg, to cakes and all manner of preserves, oils and teas; head out hungry to take advantage of the numerous free samples. A rail viaduct, vigorously campaigned against, is now in place, which means restored historic features have been returned and works disruption should now be at an end. As if to celebrate, a new Market hall, facing onto Borough High Street, has been opened: it acts as a kind of greenhouse for growing plants (including hops), as well as hosting workshops, tastings and foodie demonstrations. You can also nip in with your snack if the weather’s poor.
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|Opening hours:||Open for lunch: Mon, Tue 10am-5pm; Full Market: Wed, Thur 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 8am-5pm|
|Transport:||Tube/Rail: London Bridge|
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A wonderful little market filled with delicious foodie delights serving everything you could possibly want from a Insta-worthy market. However, if like me you attended on one of the busiest days/nights (Evening of Cheese), The Market Porter pub, right next to the market, is a great place to take refuge and at £18 for a bottle of wine and two packets of crisps, it offers great prices too. Although overcrowded the cheese I did get to sample was fantastic, my absolute favourite being Neal's Yard Dairy's Stilton. I will definitely be back but maybe on a quieter day...
great place to hang out, eat some delicious things and get some work done while doing work and people watching. maps say the wifi is good too.
I have been coming to Borough Market for 15 years or so, back when you used to get wholesale prices and there were just a few stalls. Overtime the market has expanded greatly and attracts huge numbers of people. For me, though, it has lost something over this time. Many of the stalls have food orientated towards tourists, the shops selling food for cooks (amateur in my case) have become increasingly expensive. While I still go to Borough Market regularly, I buy much less and have started visiting more local markets such as those in Bermondsey and Brockley. Overall though it is still a huge asset for London.
Really ggod place to have lunch with friends, Maybe to busy on Saturday lunch.
Have a glace of wine, beer... and have a look arround
Oysters for starter, Swedish raclette for main course and a english desert... Yes it''s possible and all in the same market!!!
As a massive foodie and a passionate home cook, borough market is really a slice of heaven in the middle of busy London. The only issue I have with this place, is the time it takes for me to decide what my 'calorie currency' should be used on....
It is the perfect day out - start with a stroll around borough market - analyse your savoury food options and pick the best for lunch - be it freshly cooked scallops, handmade british pies or wild boar sausages. Once you have done this, check out the various stands for the dessert that picks your fancy .... Once again, you have endless choice - personally, I recommend the fresh doughnuts made by Bread Ahead, which really is just an excuse to show off their wonderfully light dough and incredibly fresh tasting homemade jam.
Finally, once you are fed up, it's now the perfect time to scour the place for the perfect artisan ingredient to be used in your next dish....
It is a food eater and a home cook's heaven indeed!!!
I used to go there as a student. Probably because everything was cheap.The last that I went here (on Eid), my mom said "this is not your standard". And she is correct; we tried everything and everything was almost shit.
This place is not for the North Londoners. We expect quality; £4 can fetch you better food in skanky Archway than this useless student-profiting market.
Tourists: be ready to be under-whelmed.
A place I take every visitor to London. A great place for snacking on food (buy small bits from multiple stalls is my tip!) and getting treats for home. A really nice variety of food available.
The only draw back is it is busy! Don't go here and expect to walk around without being bumped in to or sit to be able to sit on a bench and eat your purchases. Expect it to be busy but join in grab some food and perch on the kerb like a local :)
Only problem with the Borough Market is choosing what to eat. It's made so difficult with the incredible variety of fresh produce and food on offer. You could go here everyday for a year and try something new. There are just so many amazing options and it never fails to impress. A great place to take visitors from out of town with so much to see and do... 5 stars every time...
Now I know Borough Market, a few tips if your gogin on Sat, arrive 9am, have breakfast, then shop! If you want coffee, at Monmouth Coffee shop don't queue in the long queue, but go and buy beans, and ask to try some diffeent flavours, your have 3 different and wonderful coffees and a bag of London's finest coffee! Lastly have a shopping list otherwise it can get expensive!
What a great vibe at Borough Market. Get there early before it gets too crowded. A few favorites: Artisan du Chocolat in the Green Market sells bags of "seconds" for only £2.50 - a total bargain (and fun to guess what flavor you have) for London's best chocs. Sandwiches at Roast (the stall under the restaurant) are amazing including bacon and egg buttie. Mons cheese has a few choices - all beautifully selected, and they give generous tastes so you can decide which ones to buy. Numerous great bread stalls including a newish Russian one with about 8 different varieties of rye alone.
If you are a foodie - this is the place for you, totally fresh food, plenty of wonderful stuff to sample, fabulous cheese stalls and a lovely variety of herbs, fruit and veg, a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds, can't wait to go again!
My first time ever today- if you're a cheese lover you'll be satsfied with the numerous cheese stalls. Make sure to go hungry for you'll be buying alot of the food you were offered to sample..
I visited a few months ago and i was greatly impressed by huge array of high quality food stalls and even the structure that the market runs beneath - an authentic London market for food lovers of various kinds. I discovered and tasted olive tea for the first time and enjoyed an extremely tasty molten cheese sandwich. I'm sure i'll find more foodie delights upon my next visit.
A fantastic place to spend a morning. I have been to Borough Market many times and there is always something new to discover. There's a huge variety of stalls, and you can usually taste what's on offer before you buy. The cheese stands out for me , and the stall which sells Raclette is outstanding!
A feast for foodies! After a year in London I finally made it to Borough markets to see what all the hype was about and was it worth it. It's an assault on the senses. Everywhere you look there is a riot of sights and smells. There is enough cheese on sale here to sinks battle ship - something for even the most disconcerting fromage lover. I shared a huge gourmet sausage in a bun (trust me when I say that description doesn't do this lunch justice!) with a friend and we struggled to finish it. I spend forever wondering through the fruit and vegetable section getting ideas for future meals and left with a huge bags of herbs, tomatoes and eggplants for my dinner that evening. Don't skip looking at all the beautiful oils too. It's well worth the crowds to find that perfect basil flavoured extra virgin olive oil. As always with London, come early to avoid the main tourist times. It's a market so bring cash, a shopping bag and don't forget the bring your empty stomach.
Borough market is a foodie heaven. One of my favourite games is tasting each and every stall - without offending the vendor of course... otherwise it is a bit heavy on the wallet. The best choc brownies can be found at Borough market. BEWARE.
DO NOT GO IF YOU ARE ON A DIET! Borough market is a dream come through if you can't decide what to have for lunch on a Friday or Saturday. There, you'll be bombarded with sights and smells from the salty tang of fresh mussels, the hearty aromas of saffron from the giant paella pans to the mouth watering crunch of a roast hog turning on a spit. Note: Always bring at least £15 quid which would be enough for at least two gluttonous sins and a latte from the famous Monmouth coffee bar as not many of the vendors do not accept card payments.
LOVE BOROUGH MARKETS! Delicious food, a variety of independent stalls, great atmosphere ... a lovely day out!
I LOVE Borough Market! I travel all the way up from West Wales on the overnight coach to spend a day wandering and munching my way around the best market in London, nay, the UK. Always different, but comfortingly familiar, Borough Market showcases the very best of food and drink that the country has to offer. Eat, drink and explore and discover foods you never knew existed. And it's free to roam!! A wonderful day out in the Capital.
A weekend in London isn't complete without a trip to Borough, if only for a tub of mushroom pate and some goat's milk ice cream! Wandering the market is one of my favourite ways to spend a Saturday, however Borough ever-increasing popularity does make it less enjoyable these days and it can often be so crowded I just give up and go home. Maybe one to try on days when the weather isn't so good...?