Borough Market

Borough Market, London: Hours, Address, Borough Market Reviews: 4.5/5

Borough Market
4.5
Flea & Street Markets
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century.
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • London Bridge • 5 min walk
  • Monument • 8 min walk
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Linley
Corrimal, Australia102 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Visited Borough Market with a group of us. FANTASTIC food options from literally so so so many different cuisines. Catering to vegan, vegetarian as well. We had the most delicious toastie we have ever had, also an amazing sausage roll from The Ginger Pig. The juices in the middle of the market were also awesome, and yep had the blood orange lemonade as well as the mint lemonade and they were so incredibly refreshing. The fruit markets had cheap and great quality fresh strawberries and raspberries as well as other great quality produce. Would definitely recommend visiting this market and make sure you share food with someone and try a number of different things. The only negative was the minimal seating and long toilet line, but I guess that just shows how popular and amazing the Market is!
Written April 30, 2022
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Traveller162014
Leeds, UK636 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
I came here with my boyfriend in search of a Scotch egg. Unfortunately, we couldn't find said Scotch egg but we were still satisfied with our visit to this wonderful market. It was particularly magical at Christmas time. We spent most of the time wandering around, browsing, soaking up the atmosphere. We bought a fruity drink from somewhere, coffee from a Colombian coffee stand, a pain au chocolat and breakfast from Maria's Market Cafe. There is something for everyone, with fish, wine, cheese, cocktails, fruit, sweet treats and plants...all a bit pricey but you can find the odd bargain if you look hard enough.
Written December 20, 2021
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Amy Sussex
62 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We were eagerly looking forward to grabbing some lunch I'm Borough Market with our three children and it didn't disappoint. The bustle was great and there were lots of 'covid wardens' around ensuring good queuing etc. We wished we'd gone s little earlier as our children were hungry when we got there so we mainly got to look round the street food/hot food area. They had pasta which was a bit of a disappointment. We had Mexican which was delicious. My partner wanted an alcoholic drink and on a quick sweep round one of the only ones I could find was a coder place and opted for medium dry New Forest cider. It unfortunately tasted like homebrew and my husband thought it was pretty unpleasant (as did I) - definitely an acquired taste and we've sampled quite a lot of cider over the years! The seating was fab and the sun was shining. Overall we had a great experience.
Written May 30, 2021
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Opinion8ted
Saugatuck, MI242 contributions
Dec 2019
Though jammed with shoppers on the Saturday before Christmas, we savored both the sights and the tastes. The cheese stalls in particular are beyond fabulous, and one can have little bites and nibbets in a lot of places, comprising by the end a grazing meal. I would recommend morning because the market become more and more crowded as the day moved on. A very easy tube connection.
Written January 7, 2020
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The Cornish Hack
211 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Something for everyone here, whatever their taste. Good place to spend an hour or two and leave feeling stuffed having tried a range of world cuisines. Can't remember the name but I recommend visiting the stall selling seafood wraps in the outside area near the terraced seating. Some prices are a bit silly (sorry but I can't bring myself to pay £4.50 for one doughnut) but generally it's not ridiculously over the top by London standards.
Written August 19, 2021
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,534 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
after reading out of reviews, we had decided to visit the market on a week day about 10 AM. Too early. A lot of the stores were just opening up, many were still closed. We had to wait until noon time to get the full flavor of this market. It is smaller than we had thought, even YouTube gave an impression of a very large bustling market - we found it on the smaller scale and certainly not very busy. The array of displayed foods and goods is amazing, our favorite was the variety of seafood and cheeses. There are not many places to sit down, only some benches close to the street food section. We wanted to try fish and chips inside a restaurant there, the service was first class, and the cod and haddock were delicious. Very pricey market.
Written October 25, 2021
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JourneyWithUss
Dubai, United Arab Emirates847 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Borough Market is vibrant & quirky - it’s a great place to walk around and find some unique food items from all over the world. It also has a few nice restaurants and bars nearby if you fancy stopping for a drink or a bite to eat.

In the summer you can buy street food from the market & sit along the river bank of the Thames with views of the city it’s beautiful.

When we visited it wasn’t overly busy, but was quite expensive and some of the things were not worth the money.

Overall it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking to explore for an hour or so.

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Written April 4, 2020
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Dariusdave
Wiltshire, UK781 contributions
Apr 2022
Hawksmoor Borough Market Sunday 10/04/22

Delighted Dariusdave can travel again and celebrate birthdays three score years and twelve returning to Hawksmoor Borough Market, first time since 7th April 2019 for my 69th birthday with my London daughter after Covid 19 lockdowns. Welcomed with open arms even had table adjacent to last visit.

Isn’t it grand that the best Sunday meals don’t change? Yes, we both ordered roast beef daughter pink mine brown. Hope photos work, showing epicurean feast yet again yummy.
Three roast potatoes, one hidden in artistically created Yorkshire pudding. Mountain of healthy cabbage, I swapped my garlic for daughter’s carrots. Lovely gravy and 3 slices of roast beef, even if through my rose-tinted glasses, the beef seemed sliced a tad thinner than 2019, but great flavours. All washed down with a bottle of Hawksmoor Malbec.

No real Sunday dinner is complete without a pudding, again I hope photos work. Rhubarb Pavlova, Pink Yorkshire rhubarb, crisp but gooey inside pavlova and delicious ice-cream. Hawksmoor even wrote Happy Birthday on the pudding plate. My daughter enjoyed ice-cream scoops and I completed this feast with black coffee.

Hope I might visit again soon and not wait till my three score years and thirteen.
Written April 28, 2022
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Emma Miller
Croydon, UK16 contributions
Jan 2020
Borough has a world class reputation and it certainly lives up to it. So much amazing food to eat right there at the market, and plenty to take home too. You'll want to take photos, everything is so beautifully displayed and quintissentially English. I heartily recommend the steak sandwich at Portena, the mushroom risotto and fish and chips and was it all down with an amazing value glass of bubbly from Cartwright Wines. Lush.
Written February 25, 2020
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Eric L
London, UK56 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
No doubt there is good food, but I hope you like eating it with hundreds of people filtering past you. This is not the ideal destination in the covid age. There are few places to sit so takeaway is usually better. Prices are also high for “street food.” If you don’t mind the prices, try to go during an off-peak time and enjoy a wide variety of different foods and cuisines. There are also many cheese and other raw food shops for takeaway ingredients.
Written September 12, 2021
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  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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