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Borough Market

#17 of 1,431 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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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century.

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The Borough Market is a covered, open air (not a contradiction) area that houses a collection of stalls selling an eclectic variety of goods. You can find pretty much anything... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Borough Market is a covered, open air (not a contradiction) area that houses a collection of stalls selling an eclectic variety of goods. You can find pretty much anything food related here. There is also a great collection of restaurants, sit down and take away, that will satisfy a wide variety of foodie interests. One of the wonderful things... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a place! Every time I visit Borough Market I leave with a full stomach and bags of goodies! The choices available are endless, from a small piece of fruit through to kangaroo burgers! If you are looking for a special place to grab some lunch or a quick snack, Borough Market is the place. If you want to try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hopped in a cab near Buckingham Palace and asked the cabbie to take us to any cafe or restaurant. We decided to head back to Kensington, until he recommended we visit the Borough Markets. Best decision ever! The food was amazing. We had a hog roll, which has been the most memorable dish of our holiday thus far. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting london and not visiting Borough Market is like committing sacrilege. I am sure there are other good markets too but as a first timer to london, the borough market is a perfect way to spend a couple of hours. The market is a delight to ones taste buds and also to the eyes. Amazing fresh produce of veggies and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you are a tourist to London or a resident you really must go to Borough Market. This place is probably the totally best way to spend a Saturday morning. Only 2 mins walk from London Bridge station. The area is packed with loads of quirky restaurants, bars, pubs, coffee shops etc surrounding and amongst the market itself, do remember... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great, almost too good. I'd recommend you eat as many little dishes as possible (or share if you can) because it will be impossible to chose just one. It can get very busy if going at peak times so be prepared for the crowds but there are enough stalls for the queues to be short.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This maret is deceptive as it goes on for ever. A great spot for in the hoof lunches and plenty of good eat in spots too. All sorts of food treats to be discovered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

well what can I say what an amazing place everything you need in one place. The colours are fantastic a whole load of different food to buy highly recommended go yourself and see amazing lots of bars and restaurants there as well also street food too

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend recommend here and I was shocked I never heard of it after living in London for 3 years as the food was so good!! We were spoiled for choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must visit when you are in London, the many, many stalls are packed full of the sellers produce from all over the country. A tip is to go early to avoid the crowds or later on when it's nearly closed as you will pick up some real bargains. We were eating oysters and clams at one... More 

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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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