Borough Market started many hundreds of years; records show it was trading in fish, grain and cattle back in AD1014. It is the last remaining wholesale fruit and vegetable market still operating from its original site, adjacent to London Bridge.
In days gone by Borough Market was a hive of activity with live animals penned up and merchants from far and wide coming to trade their produce. Nowadays, you can experience a similar hive of activity but without the live animals!
It now hosts a world-famous fine food market with specialist farmers and producers travelling from all over the country to sell their wares at this first-rate market. It has gained quite a reputation amongst London’s ‘foodies’, as well as top chefs, restauranteurs and food writers.
The Market has won many accolades from the likes of Time Out, Evening Standard, The Observer and Visit London. As Weekends can become particularly busy with locals purchasing their groceries, many visitors choose to visit during the week to marvel at the Victorian railway structure and eat at one of the excellent surrounding restaurants. Alternatively, a number of stalls have started opening on a Monday to Tuesday to provide lunch treats without the market day crowds.
Borough Market Opening Times:
Weds & Thurs 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm
Open for lunch Monday and Tuesday 10am – 5pm