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Borough Market

#17 of 1,527 things to do in London
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Southwark
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Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL, England
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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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if u r a foodie like me - this is paradise a bit crowded on saturday lots to see and taste had a blast looking at all the displays vegetables fruits food and... read more

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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

if u r a foodie like me - this is paradise a bit crowded on saturday lots to see and taste had a blast looking at all the displays vegetables fruits food and drink very friendly place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I didn't realise how big the market was until I got out. It has so many varieties of food from non vegetarian to vegan. An absoulute paradise for people who want to try different type of food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere was filled up with gastronomic soul. There were various kinds of shops- flower, seafood, cheese, etc. I followed the tasty smell to food zone. The scallops were really fresh and delicious. It was a tourist spot too. If you were a street photographer, you would get many interesting pictures here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this market. Lots of delicious ethnic and unusual foods. Street food as well as food to take home. It was very busy on Saturday morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this market on our way to visit the Shard and decided to stay a while, it was busy and the atmosphere was great , lots to see, taste and experience, we tried cheeses, and bought some great street food that was delicious. Well worth a visit and we will come here again when next in London.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a bit too touristy for me. It was no longer the traditional and historic market. The building may be historic but it was not the place locals go to. I tried the cod and chips and it was soggy. You could find a wide spectrum of food from all over the world and a few traditional English delicatessens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a place, make sure you go hungry or you'll only be disappointed in yourself. It would take all day to list the amazing foods on offer but over the course of a couple of hours I had an olive and cheese warm bread stick, a salt beef sandwich, A spicy pulled lamb creation, a high class scotch egg an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love good markets and the Borough Market doesn't disappoint. In the centre of London it still feels like it has space. There are too many good lunch options to choose from which is always difficult so we tend to share a couple of things. There are also great shops for cheese, olives, spices, salami etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's quite a nice experience to come here. It's just beside of Southwark Cathedral and a walk away from Winchester Palace.. It's hard to miss as it's a lively place with lots of things to buy and see..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unless you absolutely love being herded like cattle, don't go on a weekend. I'm sure the weekdays are brilliant for market fare, but we couldn't get anything accomplished and were just overwhelmed on a Saturday. But I would love to live around the corner to pop over every day to sample something new.

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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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