To be very honest to you I don’t know how much my written words can describe this Market, I believe that I could write a very long post but nothing can really describe the flavoures you can find here.
It is located very close to The Shard, in east London, and you can visit it after having gone up to the Sky Garden, I actually walked from the Sky Garden to this Market.
London’s oldest food market, selling food in Southwark for over 1,000 years, and this is what makes it a very interesting place to visit.
Dont think about it as a polished and sleek museum-style market, actually it is quite the opposite, hectic, caractheristic and where food is very much appreciated by everyone.
From the website: “Many of the Market’s stallholders are themselves producers: the farmer who reared the animal, the fisherman who caught the fish, the baker who baked the bread. Other traders have built their reputations on seeking out small-scale artisan producers and bringing their wares to Borough. Together, the Market’s stalls, shops and restaurants reflect London’s status as a truly global city, with traditional British produce sitting alongside regional specialities from around the world.”
Borough Market is all about colours, flavours, and people.
Slow Food ( very well known worldwide movement that supports a low impact approach to food production) has a philosophy that is very close to the one followed and supported by the Borough market, that’s why these two realities has become very close over the past few years.
Many traders produce and sell typical British food that is highly recognised by Slow Food as important food that needs to survive into the modern culinary world, but needs to be produced by local artisans in order to keep its traditions.
Not easy to find a place to seat here, but still it is a Market, we can not be that pretentious, the food is what you come here for. It’s a lively place, filled with locals, especially workers from the surrounding area during lunh time. Events are held here pretty often so it’s not diffucult to find yourself having something to eat from one of the vendors while watching a nice event, a run, a street exhibition etc.
On my latest visit I had Scottish Eggs, a must try !
Please watch my video HERE:
And what about you, have you ever been here, what did you get?!
- Please note:
- The whole of Borough Market is a smoke-free zone !
- With the exception of guide dogs, dogs are not allowed in the Market !
- Borough Market
8 Southwark St, London
- London Bridge is on the Northern and Jubilee lines of the London Underground and has mainline rail links from many parts of London and the southeast of England.
|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||8:00 – 17:00||Full Market|