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London gourmands head to this market for an unending array of food, food and more food! From chutneys to cheese wheels, Borough Market is a mouth-watering sample of London cuisine.
Welcome to London’s oldest fruit and vegetable market! The history of Borough Market stretches back over 1,000 years when merchants first started trading grain, fish, vegetables and livestock here near the riverside. The market thrived over the centuries until Parliament shut it down in 1775. Two years later local residents resurrected Borough and it’s been open ever since.
Encased in a distinctive Art Deco façade, Borough Market operated mainly as a wholesale market until the end of the 20th century. Since then it’s blossomed into London’s most renowned gourmet food destination. Today Borough Market consists of over 100 stalls featuring vendors and farmers selling top quality ingredients and gourmet food.
Food, food, food! Borough market holds a treasure trove of treats for foodies, restaurateurs, amateur cooks and anyone who enjoys a good meal. Choose between bubbling pans of paella, freshly squeezed juices, exotic emu burgers, fresh oysters and much, much more. A mix of hot food vendors, produce stalls and gourmet shops ensures that no one leaves Borough Market hungry.
Sample homemade chutneys, pastries and other fine foods as you make your way past giant wheels of cheese, traditional butcher shops and bales of exotic fruits. If you’re a keen cook, pick up some local produce, authentic ingredients and fresh meat from the butcher to whip up a fabulous meal back at your London vacation rental.
Coffee enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on a trip to Monmouth Coffee. Located right next to the market, it’s a local gem renowned for aromatic roasts. Speaking of roasts, Roast Restaurant is your best bet for getting an authentic taste of British cuisine. On a sunny day you can enjoy a meal al fresco in the courtyard of the beautiful Southwark Cathedral. If the weather proves a little more blustery, take shelter at a seat under the market’s beautiful green iron roof.
Open for lunch
Borough Market is wonderfully situated for exploring some of London’s top spots along the Thames nearby. It’s a short walk to Southwark Cathedral, The Golden Hind, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater and the HMS Belfast.