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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Difficult to find something new to say about this famous market. If you are a Londoner you will find here any original and difficult to find type of food. If you want to amaze your friends during a dinner or want to buy a nice gift for your parents, I'm sure here you'll find what you need.
If you are a tourist this is a spot you can't miss and it will give you again another impression of London.
Any friend visiting London, I would absolutely recommend Borough market as a "must see". It's a huge amount of fun and there are lots of high quality products, and some more unusual, to taste and try. The only downsides are that it is always absolutely heaving, so your friend that stops to taste a bit of the truffle infused parmesan will be instantly lost in the crowd, and you'll spend the next two hours looking for them. The other disadvantage, is that the food is often incredibly overpriced, but then, it's a tourist attraction in London - so what can you expect?
Definitely worth a visit for any food friends passing by!
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!
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...?
Great and special food that you can only buy there, not to expensive and you can try everything before buying - amazing place!!
great market for food of every kind,a small park next door and a 1000 yearold southwalk church,what more could you want