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Borough Market

#15 of 2,415 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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As usual, visited Borough Market and spent two hours looking around this wonderful market. The atmosphere is electric and even more so near the end of the week, but I love it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As usual, visited Borough Market and spent two hours looking around this wonderful market. The atmosphere is electric and even more so near the end of the week, but I love it. Enjoy tasting the free samples, chatting to the Vendors and learning from them on some excellent cooking tips. No pushing, no atmosphere to annoy a person, just complete... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Huge range of fresh and prepared foods at relatively competitive prices (for London), there should be something for everyone be they a meat lover or a vegetarian. Could do with a few more benches to sit down,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Borough Market is easily accessible from the Jubilee and Northern Tube Lines. Great selection of cheeses, cured meats, seafood, spices and produce you find anywhere else in London. The reason I go weekly though is Bread Ahead who also has a baking school in the market. I also pick up orders for neighbors who are fans. Their brown wholemeal sourdough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

No worries if you don't want to do grocery shopping. This market is good enough for a visit. When we first arrived it was almost noon and as everybody else we can't help it but try warm food available. My husband get a chance to taste Goat Milk Ice Cream, i get my Lavendar, we even bought few Berries to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Without a doubt! My favourite lunchtime food haunt is Gujarati Rasoi which serves vegetarian Indian food with superb flavours - it never disappoints. The market is great for cheeses and fresh and unusual vegetables. The best mozzarella we've ever bought came from here. Friendly and unusual and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Wow I am so impressed by the Food market it was amazing, I highly recommend you make sure you visit and you will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A great slice of wholesomne tasty, and foodie food. Best to go later in the week because it is quiet on Monday/Tuesday. It is reputed to be packed on weekends, so we went Thursday and had the perfect blend of numerous vendors and moderate crowds. Everything we tried and sampled was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing place for foodies, a lot of variety. There are tons of stalls and a lot to see. Fresh food, fresh flowers, etc...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My top and main tip is to go there hungry. You will be so disappointed if you eat before you go. In fact, Go there for breakfast, and by the time you have wandered round you can stay there for lunch as well! This place has something for everyone from paella to baklava to cheese and beyond. There are Ethiopian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I love markets. I've been to them in Paris, London, Dehli, Udaipur, Jaipur, Rome, Tuscany, and more. The Borough is about the best. Everything you need for a scrumptious meal, vegetable stands, cheese mongers, fish, olives, oils, truffles, meats, salamis, meat pies, empanadas, sandwiches, sweets, and a ton more. It's a photographer's heaven, a cooks delight, and an olfactor's paradise.

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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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