Borough Market Opening Hours
Thurs 11.00 - 17.00; Friday 12 - 18.00; Saturday 8.00 - 17.00
Borough Market is London’s oldest food market and one of the best, particularly if you are looking for high quality food products from artisan food producers. Whether you are looking for an unusual ingredient or simply in search of inspiration for a special dinner, Borough market will not disappoint. The range of top quality niche food products is immense, with well over 100 specialist stalls and food traders.
Borough market, located in South London near London Bridge, is a covered market housing a collection of artisan food stalls, traders and specialist food and wine producers. It’s a wonderful place to spend a few hours, browsing the food and wine stalls. It is a bustling & lively market, with a great atmosphere, packed with people generally and full of wonderful food aromas. The stallholders actively encourage visitors to sample their wares and you can taste morsels as you wander around. The traders are very engaging and like nothing better than to tell you the story of their particular food product. It is truly a great source of inspiration.
The range of meats and poultry on offer includes the Wild Beef range (best British organic beef), traditional English pies, the Ginger Pig range, ostrich & other exotic meats from Gamston Wood farm. From further afield, try Basque Pig charcuterie (free range rare breed) and smoked pork sausages from Poland (Topolski).
There are many artisan cheese stalls including a cheese stall dedicated to Swiss cheeses, a Dutch farmhouse cheese specialist offering aged Gouda and Terschelling sheep’s cheese, French cheeses, Welsh cheeses and wonderful English farmhouse cheeses.
Fish specialities include a range from the Hebridean Smokehouse offering peat-smoked salmon, sea trout and scallops. There are also fresh oysters from Mersea Island.
Fresh pasta, Gin & Lime hand made truffles from the Dark Sugar chocolate company, breads, apple pies, cakes and pastries. And of course a range of fruit and vegetable stalls as you would expect, including specialist tomato traders, mushroom stalls and a wide selection of salad leaves and lettuces.
You will also find wine merchants, New Forest Cider merchants offering specialist products such as Damson Gin and Cider Brandy (‘the English Calvados’ as the vendor explained!) and exotic wines such as apricot wine, blackberry & raison wine (from Brambley and Gage) and a fine selection of English fruit juices from Chegworth valley.
Brindisa offers specialities from Spain, while you can try the flavours of tahini and sumac at the Arabian Food & Spice stall, curries from India, and teas from China and excellent bratwurst from Germany….
Whether you are in search of a particularly good traditional black pudding or perhaps a rare Quince Liqueur or you simply want to stimulate your senses, Borough Market is well worth a visit!
Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE2 1TL
Open: Thursday 11.00 - 17.00; Friday 12.00 – 18.00; Saturday 9.00 – 16.00
Getting There: London Bridge underground station.
Enquiries: 020 74071002