If you’re headed to London, you definitely don’t want to miss out going to Borough Market while you are there. Borough Market is a food market that offers foods from Britain and beyond. The market is a wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon, strolling through the stalls and sampling tasty food. Located just minutes from the London Bridge train station, you can enjoy the market either before or after touring the London Bridge.
Start your visit with tasting local delicacies
When in England, you must try a British pie. British pies are absolutely scrumptious. On the outside, they have a flaky, buttery crust. Inside, they are filled with savory items. You won’t be disappointed with your selection of pies at Borough Market. The pies there range from meat to vegetable, with some stalls even offering their farm raised meat used in the pie. If you eat only one thing during your visit here, I definitely would recommend trying a pie from Pieminister. Pieminister uses high quality ingredients, which are sourced locally whenever possible. The stall offers a variety of pies for meat lovers and vegetarians.
Take a stroll through the stalls
After filling up on some food, you can stroll around Borough Market’s stands and see local and international food items. All types of meat, poultry, and game can be seen on display throughout the market. You will also be able to see fish and seafood stalls, and dairy products as well. Many stalls even offer local food items, such as eggs from the region, where you can see locals buying their produce.
Although eggs might be a bit hard to take back to your home country, there are plenty of places to buy souvenirs for your foodie friend or yourself at Borough Market. Maybe some packed spices, or some dry cured English bacon.
Time for something sweet
As you continue your journey through Borough Market, you will come across stands offering sweet treats that are too good to pass up. I have a massive sweet tooth, and can never resist a home baked sweet. Several stalls offer cookies, homemade tarts, and brownies. If you love fruit you can find all kinds of fruit tarts throughout Borough Market. If you are more of a cookie fan, then you are also in luck. There are plenty of stands offering home baked cookies, including classic gingerbread men. I am a huge fan of chocolate so would recommend getting a brownie while you are there. There are two stalls, which have fabulous brownies so keep an eye out for Ion Patisserie or Cinnamon Tree Bakery.
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How to get to Borough Market
Borough Market is located at 8 Southwark Street, London. You can easily access Borough Market through public transportation. The market is a 5-minute walk from the London Bridge station. You can reach the London Bridge station by train or on the tube using the Jubilee and Northern Lines. Once you exit the London Bridge station, take the exit for Borough High Street. If you are coming by foot, you can easily reach the market by walking on the Thames Path or by crossing the London Bridge from the city.
When to visit
Borough Market can be enjoyed year round, but make sure you bring your umbrella because parts of the market are located outside. Do be aware the market is only open for lunch on Monday and Tuesday. If you want the full experience of the market (to see all the produce and other food products being sold), do check out the market from Wednesday to Saturday.
The timings for the market are as follows:
For lunch: Monday and Tuesday from 10 am – 5 pm.
Full market: Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am – 5 pm. Friday from 10 am – 6 pm. Saturday from 8 am – 5 pm.
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