Fodor's Expert Review Borough Market

South of the Thames Fodor's Choice

There's been a market in Borough since Roman times, and this latest incarnation, spread under the arches and railroad tracks leading to London Bridge Station, is where some of the city's best food producers sell their wares, with more than 100 stands, restaurants, bars, and stalls selling street food from around the world. Fresh coffees, gorgeous cheeses, chocolates, and baked goods complement the organically farmed meats, fresh fish, condiments, 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 fresh at Shellseekers, and Ginger Pig's free-range rare-breed sausages sizzle on grills, while for the sweets lover there are chocolates, preserves, and Whirld's handmade fudge, as well as 18 restaurants and cafés, most above average. The Market Hall hosts workshops, tastings, and demonstrations, and also acts as a greenhouse. The market is open Monday through Thursday 10–5, Friday 10–6, Saturday... READ MORE

There's been a market in Borough since Roman times, and this latest incarnation, spread under the arches and railroad tracks leading to London Bridge Station, is where some of the city's best food producers sell their wares, with more than 100 stands, restaurants, bars, and stalls selling street food from around the world. Fresh coffees, gorgeous cheeses, chocolates, and baked goods complement the organically farmed meats, fresh fish, condiments, 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 fresh at Shellseekers, and Ginger Pig's free-range rare-breed sausages sizzle on grills, while for the sweets lover there are chocolates, preserves, and Whirld's handmade fudge, as well as 18 restaurants and cafés, most above average. The Market Hall hosts workshops, tastings, and demonstrations, and also acts as a greenhouse. The market is open Monday through Thursday 10–5, Friday 10–6, Saturday 8–5, and Sunday 10--2, though not all traders operate on all days; check the website for more details.

On weekends, a separate, highly regarded market specializing in produce and street food operates on nearby Maltby Street. It was originally established by eight breakaway Borough Market traders. There you'll find stalls specializing in gyoza, waffles, Scotch eggs, steak sandwiches, Ethiopian dishes, Ethiopian-Romanian-vegan dishes, Indo-Persian cuisine, brownies, and more.

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Quick Facts

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

- 020 - 7402–1002

www.boroughmarket.org.uk

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