Borough Market

92% love it
London's ultimate food porn destination
Tremendously popular and buzzy retail food market in an atmospheric, oldy-worldy and visually pleasing 19th-century setting, also home to a 250-year-old wholesale market. Started in 2000, this deluxe take on a farmers' market caters not just to lovers of fine cheeses, meats, produce, chocolates, cut flowers, specialty foods etc. but to those who know a thing of beauty when they see it, not to mention those in need of a quick venison burger at lunchtime. Set in the shadow of Southwark Cathedral (with the Shard just across the road), the market is open full time from Wednesday to Saturday (plus Monday and Tuesday for lunch), is located just by London Bridge tube station and is just a nine-minute walk from Tate Modern art gallery. Businesses within the market include branches of Monmouth Coffee Company [see Shop entry], Neal's Yard Dairy and Konditor [see Food entry] and Maria's Market Café, which offers the area's best fry-up [egg/bacon/chips/mushrooms/toast/tea etc]. The market is open full-blown from Wednesday to Saturday, with limited trading on Monday and Tuesday.


    • freshlyroasted
      freshlyroasted Over a year ago
      Hates it

      crowded and expensive
      don't go here if you want to shop - crowds of tourists taking selfies in front of the stall mean you won't even get near the produce unless you go very early

    • jkinlaca
      jkinlaca Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I visited this place for the first time recently and it was a highlight. There were so many wonderful choices for interesting ethnic foods and beverages, plus it provided an exceptional locale for people watching.