I realised very recently that being in London and having written about couple of markets on this blog, I have missed bringing here the mother of all markets in London, the very famous London Borough market. And I have no reason why, given I have visited it countless times. So end of December, in my shutdown break, I did a 9 km long walk from my home to London Bridge, walking through the bustling Borough market, once again!
There are plenty of reasons to visit the Borough market both for the Londoners and also the tourists. Firstly its very centrally located, easy to find. Just take a tube from any part of London and alight at London Bridge station, follow the signs to Borough market. Its a very short walk from the station.
Borough market sees the best of produce from artisans, home growers, farmers from all over the country. There is a lot to browse, select and buy from stalls. You can buy good quality cheese, olive oil, organic vegetables, juices, cold cuts, fruits and few stalls also have some hand painted crockery.
There are plenty of options to have a delicious brunch. Roast Hog carves out boxes of roast lunch for you. Brindisa has some very interesting Spanish options Horn OK Indian food stall dishes some spicy Indian street food. And if you have a very small appetite the free samples across the stalls may fill you.
Even if you do not plan to buy or eat anything, its worth a visit to spend a day or half in the market. Its a perfect treat!
Address : 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
Nearest station : London Bridge, Southwark
Web : https://boroughmarket.org.uk/
Entry : Free
Thumbs up : Great food, produce; London vibes; Close to all main attractions of London
Thumbs down: Heavy crowd; take care of wallet and valuables. Guard your camera lens while clicking pictures
What’s next? : Pop into 1000 year old Southward Cathedral next door, click pictures of the looming Shard, walk to Southbank or Tower Bridge