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Borough Market

#15 of 2,357 things to do in London
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Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7407 1002
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great place for food and atmosphere

Located in a cool spot of London, this is a great place to soak in some fun atmosphere and eat some great food. Walking around the market on a sunny afternoon and trying all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Located in a cool spot of London, this is a great place to soak in some fun atmosphere and eat some great food. Walking around the market on a sunny afternoon and trying all the goodies is a great way to break up sightseeing in London. Go during the week when its a little less crowded. Make sure to try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It is the food market with a lot of choices, don't eat too much before go or you will regret. I ate oyster, roast pork bread, the spainsh seafood fried rice, coffee and fresh juice, and it all delicious. You must try the ice-cream, it is so impressive and I am missing it. You can also buy some gourmet as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great food market. So much to taste and see. Definitely worth a visit. Had some amazing cheese and straight out of the oven sausage roll

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Love this place and any chance i get i go back. Recently visited when the market was shut and the bars were buzzing, great vibe.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We very happily spent over an hour here, early on a Saturday morning. When we first arrived, some of the vendors were still getting set up (I wasn't kidding when I said it was early), but most of them were up and ready to sell. Our first pass through the market was just to get our bearings, and see what... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

When the market is on and the sun is shining this can be a fun place to wander about and enjoy a variety of local produce from dairy, meats, specialist groceries such as truffles to fast food stalls.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Busy, bustling place chock full of places to eat and buy food. Best of all you can taste so much. We loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The market is bustling, and there is a lot to see and do here. They have the most awesome cakes and sweets, and a world collection of cheeses. I have seen the biggest wheel of cheese ( literally the size of a lorry tire ) here. There are many stalls offering a lot of quality products, and some let you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I love shopping, especially at Borough Market. It is hard to find such variety of products somewhere else. This place is full of fresh and quality food. I can say that the dairy products are extremely good. If you want to taste something special and interesting from different parts of the world, that is the right location. Don't miss the... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was our first time at Borough Market and it was great. Just seeing all the different food on display and getting to taste some of it before you bought was just the ticket. Easy to get to from London Bridge station and if you haven't been you need to. The cheeses alone are worth going for.

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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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