Borough market is one of the largest and oldest markets in London. This fresh food market has been situated near London Bridge since before 1014, and it has a prime location along the wharf and docks of London. Although no longer used as a wholesale market, it is still open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays just a short walk down from London Bridge and nestled next to Southwark Cathedral.
Many of the Market’s stallholders are themselves producers, where there is no chain or middle-man. The Market’s stalls, shops and restaurants reflect London’s status as a truly global city, with traditional British produce sitting alongside regional specialities from around the world (French macaroons and Turkish delight were among my purchases).
This market is one of my favourites in London (and there are still a lot of markets to chose from). It’s vibrant and bustling, with so many colours and smells and characters. Taste the delights, and you wander around and enjoy a stop in one of the nearby pubs (and of course, people watch!). It is a dynamic, ever-changing institution of London.
About Borough Market
Borough Market is open daily in different capacities. Weekdays a number of stalls are open for lunchtime bites, but on weekends is when the market is fully open. Best advice is to get to the market early on the weekends as it gets very busy. There are some fantastic pubs nearby for an evening drink. The nearest train and tube station is London Bridge and is only a few minutes walk away.