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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

An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century.

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Mouthwatering food but oh so busy

Perhaps on a Saturday lunchtime we should have expected it to be so busy, but who cares, the 'rush and push' just made it more interesting. Queues at all hot foodstalls and such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perhaps on a Saturday lunchtime we should have expected it to be so busy, but who cares, the 'rush and push' just made it more interesting. Queues at all hot foodstalls and such a variety, and then on to buy the freshest meat and such a variety of vege for tonight's meal (I mean amazing varieties of mushrooms, aubergines, tomatoes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aroma tantalises you before you see the food. Welcome to Borough market, one of the oldest and largest food markets in London. Open Monday to Saturday, this foodie's delight offers international cuisine as well as fresh produce. How is this market awesome? An independent panel ensures that the high quality is fulfilled and maintained. Highly recommended for lunch.

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Hannover, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was some time since the last time I visited it. It has been rebuilt in many areas, cleaned and "polished". Now it looks even more beautiful than before. The constant bustle of people and shopkeepers on Fridays, the colors, the high range of all kind of food, the different environments..., all make you feel you went back in the... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We vacation in London every year and one of the must stops for us is the Borough Market just off London Bridge. It is a great market to just wander around although we usually make a point of having lunch there, especially the Salted Beef Sandwich from Northfield Kitchen.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been a couple of times before, usually at the weekend and never really been that impressed. Visited a couple of weeks ago on a Friday and it was a totally different experience. Loads of vendors offering food and drink to satisfy anyone. A separate semi-covered hall with street food vendors covered us off for lunch. I'd suggest anyone visiting... More 

Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is just buzzing full of life with lots of fab food stalls and lots of gift ideas. The value is fantastic, I only wish I had a booked a bag onto the plane home to allow me buy lots more goodies. Definitely worth a visit.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The smells of all the different food is fantastic.i bet you can not go through the market without eating something?..They is a lots of things to do in the local area.eg golden hind ,Shard And Tower of London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place are made up of many mini stores, from ice cream, cold brew coffee, refreshing ice tea, pasta, burger and more. Remember to come with an empty stomach to try all the food. :) If you are tea lover, do try the tea from "Greenfield Farm, Organic LIFE". Their ice tea (£2.50) is awesome! If you are a beef... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked through this very large market and enjoyed seeing all the different types of food served. As Americans, its nice to see what people in other countries eat and buy. Some places were very crowded, and some offered samples. I think you could buy anything you wanted in this market! (And nearby is a beautiful cathedral, and the London... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd seen a picture of Borough Market in a guide book and wanted to be sure we saw it! Be sure to plan your bus route to get here and back because we did a lot of extra walking to get back to our hotel. The market itself was fascinating and we loved looking at all the food, flowers &... More 

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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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