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Borough Market

#17 of 1,515 things to do in London
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Southwark
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Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7407 1002
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century.

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We were in London for the day and decided to drop by the Market . Monday is quiet and many stalls are closed. Disappointing as there were still lots of people milling around. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you love a takeaway this is your thing! A little repetitive especially cheese stalls! Such a shame the market has not thought of making better sales if there were more benches/seating for people who want a quick lunch.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It used to be really good ! Good quality food, at a good price. Now, it's a touristic overpriced place. DO NOT GO ON THE WEEK END ! VERY BUSY ! But you will still at least find rare and unusual food. Wish it was less tourist and bigger.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in London for the day and decided to drop by the Market . Monday is quiet and many stalls are closed. Disappointing as there were still lots of people milling around. A great place normally for friends and family to eat on the hoof or in one of the many restaurants- a goody heaven but take some wet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like food and spices and booze and cheese and well anything you can eat you will love this place, lots of free samples, amazing produce and a good range of street food. Go and visit you won't be disappointed.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spend an hour or so here on the 3.12.16. I had previously been here on a Sunday (no market or limited). I should have been smart and checked the website which I did, this time around. It was a Saturday and I got there early; 8:15. The market was just starting. Stall holders were finalising their stalls for the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the middle of London, Borough Market offers a huge variety of fresh products from local farmers, as well as for the highest cuisinist's demand. Fresh raw milk, all cheeses one can dream of, lots of little eatery places and even white and black truffle. It is quite an experience and you should not miss it.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

crowded but cosy market A lot to see there we went to "soulfood" and had bbq chicken rice and a salad all in a box good food

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the scotch egg, beef & ale pie, and had a chocolate-pear tart. All very good! Lots of burgers and hotdogs (was pretty sick of burgers and hot dogs) Fresh oysters available from the oyster stalls. MUST TRY for all oyster lovers! Great experience.. am considering a 2nd trip down before i go!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must see go & taste food go & drink take pictures or simply soak up the atmosphere. locals and visitors all look like there having a great time.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're into food and London atmosphere then this is the place for you! Street food galore to taste and to buy! From cheeses to paella. There's something for everyone- even those of us with dietary needs. Situated on South Bank this is a perfect location to eat, drink and take in the sights.

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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 neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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