Borough Market
Borough Market
4.5
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 - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
This market is one of London’s oldest and largest food markets, with over 100 delicatessens, butchers, fishmongers, and cheesemakers selling fresh produce, meats, artisanal delicacies, and more. It's where locals come to do their grocery runs, and where travelers can come to try some of the best British food in a historic setting. Join a food and market tour of London to make sure you don't miss any of the best stalls. It gets busy on weekend afternoons, and some traders aren't open on all days—typically on limited market days early in the week—so be sure to plan ahead. – Tripadvisor
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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.
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  • London Bridge • 5 min walk
  • Monument • 8 min walk
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  • Camila P
    24 contributions
    Go for the Italian sausages!
    Good vibes and delicious food! This is one of my favourite spots in London. The paella seems to be very popular but the queue was way too long, maybe next time. I recommend the pies and the Italian sausages 5/5 !
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 1, 2023
  • ArturKarm
    Northampton, United Kingdom72 contributions
    Good fun
    Lots of interesting stalls with good variety fro everybody. Far less options for vegans, but you still can find some stalls oriented for vegan food. Visited on Saturday afternoon, way too many people so it was very hard to get to any of the stalls, presume much more pleasant experience if you visit outside of peak time.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 11, 2023
  • wittonlaneb6
    Wigan, United Kingdom315 contributions
    Brilliant Borough
    New to the market and we weren't disappointed. Big variety of stalls....loads of choice.......too much as we wondered round for an hour before choosing. We had Goat koftas with an oyster chaser......well worth a trip and will be back.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2023
  • SurfingWild
    Bandung, Indonesia40,222 contributions
    Great Place to Visit, Lots of Nice Food to Choose from
    We stayed in a hotel about 15 minutes walk from the market so decided to go and look to see what kind of food was available and we were not disappointed. We found all kinds of food both local and foreign and enjoyed wandering around sampling this and that. We bought a mushroom risotto and later an apple crumble with vanilla custard and a cup of tea. Both were nice, although don't expect cheap prices here as it is pretty much the same as you'd expect to pay in a restaurant. Definitely worth visiting if you are staying anywhere near the Shard, Tower Bridge or London Bridge.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
  • LostInTime
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania11,706 contributions
    Great market
    I’ve been to London a decent number of times without knowing this existed. It must be great if you live around it. So much fresh fruit and meat. It’s really cool to walk around and look at things.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written March 18, 2023
  • ladawncp
    Windsor, United Kingdom323 contributions
    Get there early
    We got there at 10 and had a chance to get the feel for the place before the crowds arrived. By noon we could barely move around. Queues 30 deep for coffee. Nowhere to sit. But an amazing collection of anything a foodie could dream of.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 19, 2023
  • David Colistra
    Croton on Hudson, New York42 contributions
    This is a must visit place, especially if you like the active and busy vibe of these types of places.
    Outstanding historic London food market with large portion of stalls/stations dedicated to immediate consumption food and the rest dedicated to raw food (steaks, meat pies, produce, other stuff) for preparation at home. To echo other reviews, arriving before noon is key as by 1 pm the place is packed like sardines. Huge variety of foods. Nice that it is also situated with a few pubs on the edge that have outdoor seating. Therefore, can grab a Scotch Egg or Meat Pie and then bring to Pub to wash down with a Pint. Possible that barkeep might kick out because they also serve food, but we sat outside of pub on two occasions with food and did not experience any problems.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 21, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,044 contributions
    Ancient market has lots to offer
    Borough Market is an ancient retail and wholesale market, adjacent to Southwark Cathedral. The main building is in Art Deco style. Most shoppers will like the retail offering, especially the specialty food section. Borough Market has featured in many movies including Bridget Jones Diary and a Harry Potter movie. Try to get there early, it can soon become very busy.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 21, 2023
  • AWH
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    Come here hungry
    A wonderful place offering a variety of food and produce. My daughter who is a local, frequents her favourite shop - Borough Olives - where she gets her staple of Olives stuffed with Garlic. The sandwich topped with a generous amount of shaved Parmesan from the Black Pig was very substantial and the Pochi food bowl filled with marinated eggplant and Karaage chicken was absolutely delicious. Got freshly squeezed orange juice from a stand that was stashed full of juice cups. Also got some freshly shucked oysters. We were persuaded to try sea urchin from France which we were told that was more palatable and sweeter and less pungent than the Japanese counterpart. They were right but sea urchin is still definitely an acquired taste. Seats are hard to come by so be prepared to stand and eat in any space you find.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 25, 2023
  • ChiChi
    9 contributions
    Foodie's Paradise
    Go with an empty stomach and be ready to experience food from around the world. Went on the weekend, and it was crowded, and hard to walk. Most of the vendors started shutting down around 3 p.m. There is the food presented from around the world and the cooked food was heavenly. There were so many food items to shop for, it was hard to pick. Keep your pockets and purse nearby because pickpockets operate in the busy space while you are distracted, I saw it happen to someone. Not only are there food vendors and markets, but there are also small restaurants and pubs sprinkled within. Pay attention to the market's open days and hours if you are planning to visit. The setup makes it easy to visit rain or shine. Enjoy!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 31, 2023
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JourneyWithUss
Dubai, United Arab Emirates866 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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Amy Sussex
77 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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MonacoMan
Woking, UK127 contributions
Feb 2020
You can buy food originating virtually from any european country there but it is over priced, exposed to the elements, bugs and flies. Today Saturday at 12.00 PM was overcrowded on the verge of heaving and really unpleasant if you hate crowds. Yes, it is very trendy and atmospheric but once is enough.
Written February 22, 2020
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Lola C
15 contributions
Aug 2022
Despite it being my second time visiting Borough Market, the experience was equally splendid as my initial attendance. My father and I went on a Monday afternoon and although it was less busy than our first Friday encounter; the atmosphere still buzzed with the hustle and bustle of those around us. From hot dishes like paella and curries, to a plethora of freshly baked cakes to satisfy any sweet tooth; there were plenty of opportunities to try something unfamiliar to our routine meal deals.
After queuing for around twenty minutes for a lovely little stall selling bagels, we both tucked into a rather generous salt beef bagel, complete with mustard and gherkins. However, it is worthy to note that the prices are higher than those from your typical supermarket, yet perfectly justifiable; I must admit it was both refreshing and pleasing to have the opportunity to support small businesses during these difficult times.
The local businessmen were all polite and friendly; keen to engage in trivial small talk despite the stress of sometimes single-handedly operating their stalls. I revisited a stall selling fresh olives and the lady was more than willing to permit me to try a mouth-watering chilli and garlic olive before making my selection. She was even accommodating to my father who struggled with the flavour of the heavily laden chilli olive and gave him some humus to soothe the burn.
I will definitely be returning to this delightful market and should I ever find myself working in the local area in the years to come, I would not be surprised if I became a regular customer to these stalls!
Highly and happily recommended.
Written August 23, 2022
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,633 contributions
Sep 2019
Travelling with my nephew from Australia, he was a huge seafood fan and wanted to experience anything and everything in the food range. Borough Market was right up his alley!
I have to say it was pretty impressive - I am not a seafood fan, but I loved watching him taste and enjoy. The fresh fruit and vegetables were displayed beautifully and there was pretty much anything and everything that you could ever want to eat.
What I struggled with is that you eat on your feet or on the run in a bustling market 0 they make the most of their space for retail stalls, but not much for the comfort of customers!
Written February 13, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand20,160 contributions
Dec 2019
The bustling market is lined with restaurants around the edges and has a lot of food and produce stalls all around. I did notice most of the stalls were food orientated so it is a great place to come by if you're peckish or hungry and looking for something to eat. There is so much variety available and plenty of food trucks and permanent stalls that sell a lot of different things.
I managed to find a traditional pork pie place, Mrs King's. It was cold and I really wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it but it was delicious. The crumbly, crispy crust covers the pork and jelly laden filling. I think it is something to try once. Also had the scotch eggs and doughnuts which were all quite tasty. The only problem is the lack of seating but you can normally find a quiet corner somewhere to enjoy your finds.
Written February 10, 2020
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Linley
Corrimal, Australia113 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, UK1,036 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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The Cornish Hack
270 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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Gu9900i
United Kingdom11 contributions
Mar 2021
Unfortunately because of the ongoing situation Borough Market is slowly starting to lose its charm. There are some hidden gems such as great coffee stalls, empanadas, wraps, doughnuts and fresh produce. However, the prices have unsurprisingly gone up, portions have gone down and the guards are seriously unpleasant. I know its their job to ensure everyone is protected but they really do behave on a high power trip. I do really feel for the vendors and hope in the future when things improve Borough Market will one day revive its beautiful charm again.
Written March 22, 2021
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