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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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Great foodie spot

What an awesome market!! The types of food ie cheeses, cold meats, Truffles wine etc. Wow everything for everybody, but a lack of seating makes a picnic a bit difficult.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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Somerset West, South Africa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

What an awesome market!! The types of food ie cheeses, cold meats, Truffles wine etc. Wow everything for everybody, but a lack of seating makes a picnic a bit difficult.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

Great market. Ideal place to sample food and immerse yourself into the atmosphere of an old market. Easy acces from London Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

After crossing Millennium Bridge, visiting Tate Modern and St. Paul's, on a rainy Monday, we rewarded ourselves at Borough Market! First treat was a carrot, ginger, apple juice at a fruiterer's stall. Next decision was lunch! We did not wander far to find a diver's scallop stir fry served on a shell and a venison burger (about 6 pounds each,... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

Visited this with family and the choice of street food is excellent? There are stalls selling many varieties of sausage, burger, shredded/pulled meats, steaks with salad, salad, pies hot or cold, fresh fruit, cheeses, quite a street food gourmet delight.

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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

Popped in after breakfast to find this amazing market with superb stalls, very friendly staff. The visual impact on the stalls are awesome, colourful and very appealing. The products on sale and quality are superb. Must visit this market.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

Borough Market is fascinating. What a splendid array of fresh and unusual produce beautifully displayed in an extremely vibrant atmosphere. We visited the market after a trip to the Shard and how I wish it was on my doorstep at home. This is a must do experience if markets are your thing - we love them!

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

Beautifully diplayed and presented food from folks who care. Cheeses, fruit and veg, sweets, pastries and so much more! A food photog's dream. We sampled our way through and were almost too full to feast on the stunning spit roasted pig...Almost. One of the mosst delicious walks I've ever taken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 NEW

On a friends suggestion, my partner and I visited the markets and loved it. We arrived early morning and so there were not too many people about. We found all the stall holders to be very friendly and knowledgeable about the products. They were very keen for us to sample products without any obligation to buy. We had a great... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 NEW

The market has a lovely buzz about it with a great selection of foods, the smells as you wander around are lovely. We went on a Saturday morning and by midday you could hardly move, it was heaving. Prices are not cheap, but there are many specialist suppliers offering high quality produce. There are also many stalls to buy freshly... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 NEW

As an ex-north of the river londoner I didn't know this place existed until 3 years ago. Yes full of tourists but great atmosphere. At lunchtime so much fast food. Some speciality foodie greengrocers, fishmongers , butchers etc. Not really like a continental market where real people buy their dinner but great fun. Plenty of places to eat & drink.... 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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