Borough Market

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.

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