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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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Saturday lunchtime and the Market and the atmosphere was buzzing. Numerous food venues selling street food of high quality. Plenty of stalls selling good quality home... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Saturday lunchtime and the Market and the atmosphere was buzzing. Numerous food venues selling street food of high quality. Plenty of stalls selling good quality home produce. The old and new mix wonderfully making this a great tourist venue. I would thoroughly recommend coming here for a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great place , the only problem , we went last saturday and was full of people , next time we will go during the week , anyway we had a great time !!!

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Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Really good place for looking at and trying various foods. Wander around, enjoy the great variety of fish, veg, bread, cheese, olive oil etc etc. Choose some things to try from oysters (if they grab you), scallops (now you are talking), pizza, roast, fruit drinks. Most of all just ENJOY!

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Strood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner had never been to Borough market and I had been only the once and was eager to return. We had a fantastic day from tricking her into trying scotch bonnet jam to finding a really nice ham and buying loads to take back. If you like food and something a bit different this is the place for you.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Have previous visited this vibrant market and once again not disappointed at all. Went on a Friday which was very busy. Excellent variety of fruit , vegetables and all types of other food. We had lunch at the market which consisted of two duck dishes and one hamburger., purchased from various stalls. All were good. There is a great atmosphere... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The best food I have ever tasted! Burgers, oysters, cheese - suitable for everyone! Slightly pricey, but definitely worth giving it a shot. Gets a bit crowded, so go early.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is a throng for foodie lovers.Selling everything from all around the world,the stall holders a friendly and knowledgable and all offer tastings.Fantastic smell on the way in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful high end market. Fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, oils, baked goods, etc. We purchased a wonderful "picnic" dinner and took it back to our hotel. There are numerous restaurants, we had lunch at Arabica Bar and Kitchen which was amazing. Highly recommend this as a place to see while in London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely variety of cuisines and excellent flavours and ingredients. Fantastic example of why London is such a great and unique melting pot of cultures and of how London has totally surprised its old 'English food is crap' fame and it has now become one of the food capitals of the world Worth a visit, maybe avoid weekend lunch times

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

a visit to Borough Market is a first class pass time for Saturday's mornings. Travel to London Bridge, a by product is a visit to the Shard and a stroll along the Thames in the Southwark district. The food market offers variety for all tastes and food and cooking skills and preferences. Make sure you skip breakfast before your visit.... More 

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Additional Information about Borough Market

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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