If you love eating, drinking, and wandering stalls full of food and produce of every kind, then you do not want to miss Borough Market when you are visiting London. This amazing food market by London Bridge has been around for centuries. You can walk and eat your way through history at the same time. Imagine yourself transported through time wandering amongst traders selling fish, grain, vegetables and livestock… which is not hard to do as you wander the more than 100 stalls of artisan foods and produce offered by today’s vendors immersed in the sights sounds and smells of London’s most renowned food market.
THE HISTORY OF BOROUGH MARKET BY LONDON BRIDGE
The market has a vibrant and interesting history and if you are going to visit Borough Market it is definitely worth the time to read more about Borough Market’s history here. It will give you greater appreciation for what you are seeing as you wander this amazing food market by London Bridge.
BOROUGH MARKET OPENING TIMES
Borough Market is open much of the year throughout the normal work day hours. The market is located at 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL, under train tracks and in an awesome, urban location. It is open from Monday to Saturday. The full market operates from Wednesday to Saturday. On Mondays and Tuesdays, shoppers can find hot food traders, and fruit and vegetable stalls. Borough market opening times are always 10am, with the exception of the weekends. If you are looking for food markets in London on a Saturday, you’re in luck. Saturday’s Borough Market is a full market with longer than usual hours. You will definitely want to try and visit Borough Market on a full market day. On limited market days, not all of the stalls and shops are open, which makes it not quite as bustling. If you aren’t in town on a full market day, it’s still worth a visit…you definitely don’t want to miss a trip to Borough Market regardless, but if you can plan your visit to this amazing food hall by London Bridge while it is at it’s busiest, it will be an even better experience. Here is a schedule of all the Borough Market opening times. If you are looking for food markets in London on Sunday, Borough Market may not be your best bet, unless you are in town around the holidays.
From Monday 4th December to the New Year, Borough Market is open seven days a week. For the rest of the year we’re open Monday to Saturday.
|Monday||10:00 – 17:00||Limited Market|
|Tuesday||10:00 – 17:00||Limited Market|
|Wednesday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Thursday||10:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Friday||10:00 – 18:00||Full Market|
|Saturday||08:00 – 17:00||Full Market|
|Sunday||12:00 – 16:00||Limited Market|
BOROUGH MARKET TUBE AND TRANSPORTATION
Located next to the London Bridge station you can reach the market on either the Jubilee or Northern Lines on the underground and by overground trains from all over London and the south of England. There are signs marking the way to Borough Market in both the London Underground and mainline stations, making it easy to navigate your way to the market.
Riding a fun double decker bus to Borough Market would be another great option. The closest bus stops to Borough Market are London Bridge, Borough High Street and Southwark Street…all just a few minutes from the market.
If you plan on driving a car to Borough Market, there are many parking garages (car parks) located nearby, including Union Car Parks and Snowsfields NCP.
HOTELS NEAR LONDON BRIDGE AND BOROUGH MARKET
There are also several great hotels near one of the best food markets in London that would be a great place to stay during your London visit. Here are a few popular hotels to look at:
The Ned (PPD’s First Choice)
The Hilton London Tower Bridge
Come prepared with an empty belly and a pocket full of cash. There is truly an offering of just about every kind of food you can imagine. We sampled Ethiopian food for the first time, amazing Paella, fresh squeezed juices, artisan breads, ice cream, fruit, brownies and several other delicacies. It was such a fun spot that we returned for a second time on our visit, which is a rare things for us to do!
Check out the official Borough Market website for all the latest happenings and details on hours, directions and many other helpful tips. There are so many amazing food halls in London and food courts, but Borough Market truly is the best food market in London…so don’t miss it!
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