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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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I visited the market this morning and most stalls were open for business. One has to visit on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday to find all the stalls open and to get the best out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the market this morning and most stalls were open for business. One has to visit on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday to find all the stalls open and to get the best out of the market. The stalls sell Spanish, Croatian, French, Indian, British food etc from meat and fish to cheese and cake. I love to browse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited on Saturday morning as part of a short weekend trip. Was fab, so much to choose from, every type of food, specially liked the raclette stand nad mushroom and comte pate! Only downside very busy around lunchtime so perhaps go earlier.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

More like a Foodcourt, than a market. It's okay to come here, but I personally think most of the steet food markets in London are much better than the Borough Market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not always open when I wanted but food glorious food. Staying just up the road I was able to venture past on more than three occasions. Great fresh food, tastes, smells, good alternative to the pubs. A must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely brilliant market worth visiting over and over again, you'll find heavenly coffee, veg, salmi, cheese as well as cooked food. A few minutes from the globe theatre and right on the river. On a Saturday it's almost impossibly busy and you can buy food but there's nowhere to eat it except standing up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited this market and was amazed at the various types of foods on offer. Absolutley jammed packed with stalls selling both fresh produce and ready made meals, breads, pastries, cheses, olives, fruits, etc. We arrived about midday and the market was very busy. Made a few purchases including an old favourite, homemade turkish delight, which was rather pricey but oooh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing. You can have all types of food, drinks and desserts for a fair price. It's really delicious and a must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon spent wandering around Borough market sampling all the delicious produce from small independent traders. This place is a must for the serious foodie to explore on a visit to the Capital.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Loved the diversity of food on offer,one of the bset markets i have been to,cheeses and meats to die for.didnt dislike a thing it was all good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place is fantastic! It's packed full of stalls selling baked goods, cheese, charcuterie, and entrees from various different cultures. I wandered through here looking for a delicious but affordable dinner on my first evening in London, and was nearly overwhelmed by the wealth of stall options, each with its own sumptuous smell. After considering a lamb burger and paella,... More 

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Additional Information about Borough Market

Address: Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7407 1002
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
Open Hours:
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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