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. Claiming to have been in existence since the 11th century, 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.
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 also several great hotels nearby that would be a great place to stay during your London visit. Here are a few popular hotels to look at:
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!
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. Check out the official Borough Market website for all the latest happenings and details on hours, directions and many other helpful tips. And take a look at what other travelers are saying about Borough Market on TripAdvisor.
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