Borough Market

shopping / Food & drink

Borough Market information

London , United Kingdom
Address
Street 8 Southwark St
Getting there
underground rail London Bridge
More information
www.boroughmarket.org.uk
Opening hours
11am-5pm Thu, noon-6pm Fri, 8am-5pm Sat
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Lonely Planet review

Located here in some form or another since the 13th century, 'London's Larder' has enjoyed an astonishing renais-sance in the past decade. Always overflowing with food lovers, inveterate gastronomes, wide-eyed newcomers, guidebook-toting visitors and all types in between, this fantastic market has become firmly established as a sight in its own right.

Along with a section devoted to quality fresh fruit, exotic vegetables and organic meat, there's a fine-foods re-tail market, with the likes of home-grown honey and homemade bread plus loads of free samples. Throughout, takeaway stalls supply sizzling gourmet sausages, chorizo sandwiches and quality burgers in spades, filling the air with meaty aromas. Shoppers get queuing for cheeses at Neal's Yard Dairy, wait in line at the Monmouth Coffee Company and the Spanish deli Brindisa (www.brindisa.com), line up for takeaways at Roast, shop at butcher Ginger Pig and down pints of ale at Rake. The market simply heaves on Saturdays (get here early for the best pick-ings).