Borough Market is the venue to satisfy you if you want to check-out a top foodie market within London. Whether you are looking to visit as a tourist, hangout as a sassy local, or get a fabulous range of grocery shopping done, the Market should be on your eat list!
Conveniently situated next to London Bridge, Borough Market is an old market that dates to around 1014, and had since become one of the largest and most notable food markets of London. With its location so close to the bridge, once the only one connecting North London and South London, definitely gave raise to Borough Market’s success.
The Borough Market feature a myriad of traders offering foods, beverages (raw and ready-to-consume ), home shopping, wholesale purchasing, and even pampering services. So, you can grab a slice of cake at the bakery, wash it down with a cup of the espresso from the café next door before you head over to the hairdressers’ for a quick trim! Then, you can pick up some non-perishables to bring home, and perhaps even a lovely bouquet! Shopping for food here makes the typical chore a practical fun day out, considering the amount of eating you can do. From cold cuts to game, confectionery to dairy produce, whether you are a traveller looking to pack food home or a local looking to stock up the fridge, food shopping has never been more fun!
For a day of leisure, walking and culture, the market is also a stroll away from the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. Therefore, a full day of fun can be organised around the delightful area of Southwark with friends, family or, simply by yourself. Vigilance in taking care of your personal belongings is a must, as the delightful market is it is rather crowded at all times.
Trading hours vary throughout the week with Sundays and bank holidays closed with a “Limited Market” for Mondays and Tuesdays where fewer traders open. Hence, it is recommended for a first visit to be made on a day between Wednesday to Saturday for a complete experience of the “Full Market”. General trading hours vary, it is recommended that you check out their opening hours here, before venturing over.
Borough Market is easily accessible via London Bridge station serviced by the Jubilee and Northern Underground lines.