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Borough Market, London

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Eat, drink, and shop at Borough Market, one of the largest and oldest markets in the city, which sells a variety of foods from around the globe. Spend a few hours browsing hundreds of stalls and shops offering fresh meat, fruit, vegetables, cheeses, breads, fish, spices, poultry, and seafood. This market is known for the quality of its fresh produce, and is a frequent stop for many of London’s most notable chefs, restaurateurs, and passionate amateur cooks. Chat with the friendly vendors to find out where and how their produce is grown, then proceed to one of the many cafes and restaurants located in and around the market for a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. Our London itinerary planner makes visiting Borough Market and other London attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Perfumes, spices, the atmosphere, the crowd all you there to make you pass a good time! We arrived to eat several stands are present! the Thai, a vegetarian, Mexican, seafood, cheese, chocolate, oysters... there for everyone...
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  • August 21, 2017
    Borough market is my favourite place in town. Its gourmet stores, its street food, its atmosphere, it's everything!!! I don't know if fortunately or unfortunately it's not so well known for tourists, ...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Market located almost on the banks of the Thames. I really enjoyed the place. There are several stalls sell food products. Some sell food ready, others to prepare. The variety is very good, with tents specializing in cheeses, breads and sweets, seafood, up game you can find in this site. Recommend that any meal there or even if you buy something to eat at the hotel. It is also convenient to take it easy.
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  • I've lived in London for over 4 years and this is without a doubt my favourite place for food. I'm a massive foodie and my partner and I come here at least once every fortnight. If you haven't been you should. There's something for everyone from Turkish, Indian, French and Spanish food to old English butchers and fruit and veg stalls. We love the Bread Ahead bakery and have done a few cooking classes there. My favourite butchers in London The Ginger Pig is based here, try their sausage rolls! Roast is also great if you want a Sunday lunch in a roll. If you don't eat meat there's some fantastic Vegan and Veggie stands over on the Southwark Cathedral side. There's also the cookery book club based at Borough market which is excellent.
  • Amazing place to walk through, genuinely like nothing else. Huge range of fresh produce to try and eat, vast array of meat and cheeses, with hot and cold foods cooked and prepared right in front of you. Massive selection of drinks from fruit juices to beer to wine to almost everything! Stunning place to take up a few hours. Highly recommended.
  • ​I would probably never find myself here (cause I don't really know/live in London) if it wasn't for the fact that we were hungry and had to wait to go see the Shard. Such a great coincidence. I wanted to buy so many things and take them home with me, but sadly most of them would spoil during 1,5h drive (so maybe next time and I'll come prepared with a cooler box now that I know about it). It's a lovely place to wander around and see/smell/taste/buy different foods from all over the world. If you love food/are a foodie this is definitely the place to stop. There are also restaurants and pubs if you don't want to just buy and eat on the spot.​ It wasn't too crowded, but we did wander into it just an hour before they were closing on a Saturday. Can thoroughly recommend!
  • Absolutely LOVED this place. Just happened to stumble into this location. It is basically a street food market. Dishes from all over the world can be found here. The food was amazing and the atmosphere is electrifying. It was however VERY crowded here during lunch. I will definitely go back here my next time in London!
  • Lots of choices of cheeses, olives, street food and drinks! Cocktails and wine take away seem to be quite popular and there are also bathrooms around the back. Gets very busy so good idea to mind your bags and pockets. Most of it is under a roof so don't be discouraged if it's a but rainy as is quite common in th e UK. Only thing I noticed and would have liked is that there was more seating, lots of people just found available corners on the floor most of the time. Definitely worth a visit!

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