Borough Market in London is known as the food paradise of the UK. It’s one of the oldest and largest food markets in London, with a market on the site dating back to the 12th century.

Whether you’re looking for fresh produce or sweets and delicacies, Borough Market boasts everything you’ll need to have a great gastronomic experience. So, what do you need to know before you go?

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Borough Market is well serviced by public transport, or you could book a chauffeur service to take you there in comfort (which will also save time) and discover the exciting side of London along the way. Here’s what to expect from your visit.

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All you need to know before visiting London’s Borough Market

Enjoyment for all your senses

From the moment you step into Borough Market, you’ll experience an assault on the senses with the aroma of baked goods, spices, and fresh cheese. As you go further, you will find fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as fresh and grilled meat. Many stalls allow you to sample their produce before you buy.

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Local & global food & produce

Borough Market is a great place for British farmers to showcase their products. You will also find international cuisine and products, such as Spanish-cured meats and Middle Eastern fruits. From well-known local products to exotic additions, think everything you’ve ever imagined – and more.

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A food experience for all tastes

Whether you prefer vegan, vegetarian, or other food options you can have it all at Borough Market. From classic burgers to traditional fish and chips, you’ll find it all under one roof.

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How to get to Borough Market from Central London

If you’re arriving in London by train from elsewhere in the UK, you can get off at London Bridge station which is directly connected to Borough Market. If you’re travelling by Underground, you can take either the Jubilee or Northern line.

The Market is also well served by bus stops on Southwark Street, Borough High Street and London Bridge, and also at London Bridge station.

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When is the best time to visit Borough Market?

  • Early weekday mornings are great for those who want to shop calmly and beat the crowds
  • Weekday afternoons are a little busier compared to mornings, but still manageable
  • Friday afternoons are the best option for those who want a vibrant atmosphere and a larger offer of food and produce
  • Saturday morning is the busiest day to visit Borough Market, with both tourists and locals there
  • Sunday is less busy, as many stalls aren’t open, but you’ll still find a good selection of traders

In general, the Market is open from 10am to 5pm during the weekdays and from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays. On Sunday, it operates from 10am to 3pm, but not all the stalls are open. It’s worth keeping this schedule in mind when planning a visit to Borough Market.

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Borough Market is one of the most colourful London spots you can visit. Combined with tourists, locals, and delicious food, you’ll be sure to have such a great time there. Don’t forget to put it on your London bucket list – you won’t be disappointed!

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