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Borough Market

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Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL, England
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+44 20 7407 1002
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00

An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century.

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Wonderful food market

If you are foodie or visiting London this should be on your list. A wonderful place to get fresh produce or fill up at some foodie stalls. So many options including ones for... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are foodie or visiting London this should be on your list. A wonderful place to get fresh produce or fill up at some foodie stalls. So many options including ones for people who are gluten free or vegans. Great place to walk around and then take a stroll along the Thames. Perfect afternoon in London.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

went to the market today after visiting the shard. Lots of great food options and plenty of fresh food,meat,cheese and other produce if interested. The history of the market is obviously way back as much of the infrastructure has been kept. also of interest close by was a attractive church

Thank alanog
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loads of different foods available here, from specialist stalls. We visited on a chilly damp day, so while the hot food was welcome, there were so few eating areas to sit down at, and those there were suffered from dripping rain and chilly winds. A nice atmosphere in a crowded environment, which is part of the attraction, but you'll have... More 

Thank Andy E
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Visited on a Friday lunchtime. We were spoiled for choice in terms of picking something to eat - every corner of the globe is represented. Eating aside, there is lots to see and gawp over. Great atmosphere.

Thank LisaR631
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For great food at great prices with a couple of hours of sensory overload look no further than Borough market. Being in London as a student for 6 months, I have come to this spot over 5 times and there is always something new and interesting. For food I highly recommend you check you Bread Ahead Bakery and try one... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the market on Saturday with a friend. The choice of food on offer is amazing! Huge selection of stalls serving take away food and drink, specialist producers selling local and international produce from truffles to oysters and PROPER scotch eggs! We bought loads of spices from Spice Mountain- incredible selection, really friendly knowledgeable staff and really good value! Picked... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you don't go hungry you'll regret it! There is so much to try here and everything smells and looks so good, there really is something for everyone and I love how you can literally start in Mexico, snack in Thailand and drink in Italy whilst covering the globe in-between. It is busy but everyone is polite and whilst you're... More 

Thank Samantha_Carl
Greater London, United Kingdom
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I went there on a weekend worst thing i did it was so crowded You cannot get to the stalls . The food is not mass produced so good but it was just the wait and watch you money .May get picked i contected the police and they did nothing

Thank Pete D
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice market with a wide range of street food options to eat on the spot or take with you. Grab something to eat and then have a cup of freshly ground coffee with a delicious piece of cheese cake. Mouthwatering!

Thank goldys
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always have to have a wander around this market the atmosphere is great all the different kinds of food to try the smell is amazing .We managed to try oysters for the first time ,truffle pate,and lots of food from all over the world .It gets very very crowded so it's best to go early but it's a great... More 

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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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