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Borough Market

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Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7407 1002
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Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century.
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International street food at its best

During my 4 day stay in London, I had lunch at Burough market every single day. Such a great variety of foods, great vibe, and awesome people watching, this is a must during your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

During my 4 day stay in London, I had lunch at Burough market every single day. Such a great variety of foods, great vibe, and awesome people watching, this is a must during your stay in London. Try La Porteña Argentinean food stand. They have delicious empanadas and steak sandwiches!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Borough market is a delightful collection of independent street food vendors, and offers a virtual paradise for foodies. For Americans this place is most comparable to Chelsea market (only in an outdoor setting). My wife and I enjoyed amazingly unique sandwiches from the Gullible manor, and found another vendor selling delicious raspberry tarts for dessert. Borough markets was recommended to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Love coming here, summer or winter its great, love the atmosphere and the food stalls are amazing , try the salt beef rolls they are lovely

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I had intended to get breakfast at Borough Market but had been put off by impression that after 9.00am it's too busy to get close and as such excluded it from our itinerary. As we slowly walked up the riverside from Tower Bridge we'd lost the path at London Bridge station. As we backtracked down towards the station there was... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The place to go in London if you're a foodie! Great atmosphere and absolutely amazing food, highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Superb selection with enough price variety to suit all. Great area to explore too. We got their for 8am opening on a Sat. Bit too early for some stalls but fun to see the market coming to life. Cheese lovers and those with a sweet tooth will be impressed (I was).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This market is heaven on earth. A vast cornucopia of everything you'd ever want to eat. Go with friends and family, or with people you've just met, so you can share offerings from the wonderful purveyors. There is just too much to sample and taste: baked goods, paella, oysters, fudge, olives, baklava, spices, cheese, beer, wine, meat pies, cookies, pulled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This market is great if you're a foody. You can try so many different things and you'll be spoilt for choice. Go hungry and be prepared for crowds of people queuing for food. You'll want to visit again and again. A brilliant place a stones throw from London Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

They have unlimited supply of foods from street foods, restaurants to fresh meat and vegetables. Go there super hungry, otherwise you will regret. Who said England has no good foods?? Go and check by yourself :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love a good market! and it doesn’t get better than Borough Market London. t’s not just about the food on offer but also about the people and place.Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwark, Central London, England. One of the largest and oldest market in London. The market is located across London Bridge train station.... More 

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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