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Borough Market

  • 8 Southwark St. Map It
  • Borough
  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

There's been a market in Borough since Roman times. This latest incarnation, spread under the arches and railroad tracks leading to London Bridge station, is where some of the city's best food sellers set up stalls. Fresh coffees, gorgeous cheeses, olives, and baked goods complement the organically farmed meats, fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables.

Don't make any other lunch plans for the day; this is where celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's scallop man cooks them up fresh at Shell Seekers, and The Ginger Pig's rare-breed sausages sizzle on grills, while for the sweets lover there are chocolates, preserves, and Whirld's artisanal confectionery, as well as 18 restaurants and cafés, most above average. The Market Hall hosts workshops, tastings, and demonstrations and also acts as a greenhouse (even hops are being grown here).

Seven of the original Borough Market traders, including the celebrated Kappacasein Swiss raclette stand that serves heaping plates of melted Ogleshield cheese, have established a separate market on nearby Maltby Street. This opens on Saturday morning from 9 am.

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8 Southwark St., London, SE1 1TL, England

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  • Mon. and Tues. 10–5 (lunch stalls only), Wed. and Thurs. 10–5, Fri. 10–6, Sat. 8–5

Published 08/18/2015


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