Borough market is the perfect example of a flourishing market in Britain. It sits alongside the railway arches in the shadow of Southwark Cathedral, just off Borough High Street and it’s a celebration of great quality food. You name it, you’ll find it here – cheeses, fruit, vegetables, home-made pies, flowers, olives, meat, curries and pastries! It’s actually London’s oldest food market and it varies in size and numbers of stalls but even in the winter months it’s always busy.
Everything looks so good, it would be very easy to spend an absolute fortune. If you want to be guided around, then consider taking the London Food Walking Tour which calls in at the market. Borough Market is open Thursdays 11am to 5pm, Fridays 12pm to 6pm and Saturdays 8am to 5pm.
Whilst you’re at the market, look out for the Globe pub next door. You’ll recognise it if you’re a fan of the Bridget Jones movies as this building is her fictional home. The most recognisable part of the pub from the Bridget Jones movies is the door onto Bedale Street where Bridget is seen coming and going to her flat. The street itself was used for the fight between Hugh Grant and Colin Firth in the first movie.
The nearest tube stop for Borough Market and the Globe pub is London Bridge.
Location and contact
Address: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
Tel: +44 (0) 207 407 1002
The main entrance to the market is on Stoney Street, but there are several ways in and out from Borough High Street just opposite the tube station entrance.
More on Borough Market
Borough Market – Official Website
Borough Market – Wikipedia
London Food Walking Tour – visits Borough Market
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London City Guide – From our sister site, Free-City-Guides.com
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