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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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12:00 pm - 6:00 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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A Great Place to Graze

We spent the morning and early afternoon at the Tower of London during our April 2015 visit to London. It was about a 20 minute walk to Borough Market, across London Bridge on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We spent the morning and early afternoon at the Tower of London during our April 2015 visit to London. It was about a 20 minute walk to Borough Market, across London Bridge on the south bank. We arrived around 4:00PM and there was lots of activity. It was a Thursday, so the "full market" was open until 5:00PM. (Check the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It is good experience to visit this Market as you get to try different types of street food and you are able to buy fresh produce like fruits and vegetables. Cheese and Wines from Europe can also be found here. The atmosphere is almost carnival-like and vibrant. It is not difficult to get to the Market via Tube - a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Can't believe I've never visited here before!! Bustling market with great friendly stall holders selling some really original products. We started nibbling our way around the stalls sampling the produce.. Then stopped for some fresh juice and finally purchased some lunch and sat in the grounds of the cathedral eating and basking in the sunshine. So many flavours and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Going thru the Borough Market was a fun little lunchtime adventure. Tons and tons of different stands with food from all over the world. I grabbed a smoothie and started walking past each stand to check out all the different kinds of food. While i was trying to figure out what i wanted for lunch, i got pretty full on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Saturday crowds at Borough Market can get to where you can do little but shuffle along like penguins but it is easy to understand the draw for this legendary culinary madhouse. The individual purveyors of cheeses, meats, fishes etc are cheek by jowl with all manner of stands offering fresh-made, fresh-grilled food. But before trying anything else, you must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went for a look round on a Saturday morning, and be warned... It's manic...lots of food stalls especially cheese and vegetables. Lots of stalls with food to eat on the hoof. Amazing range of different stalls from truffle pate' to wine and tropical fruit and vegetables. Clever sitting area for when you need to rest your feet, but you might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong at borough market. If you can eat it, it's sold here. From fresh meat and vegetables to more exotic jamaican and turkish treats you'll definatelly have lots to smell, see and taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Come and try - free taster! That's the cry from many stalls selling cooked samples of their meat, game, fish and shellfish though not so much hot food for veggies to eat there but then there are excellent greengrocers selling fabulous fresh and cheap vegetables, fruits to take home. Cheeses to die for and loads of fresh mushrooms make sure... More 

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the market on a weekday afternoon during a recent visit to London. My only problem with the market is it was impossible to decide what to eat! Even as a vegetarian the options were endless. I opted for the Ethiopian. It did not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful food market, with plenty of choice. It's possible to find everything at Borough market. Easily accessible by bus or tube. Location is also great, near the river.

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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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