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Borough Market, London

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Eat, drink, and shop at Borough Market, one of the largest and oldest markets in the city, which sells a variety of foods from around the globe. Spend a few hours browsing hundreds of stalls and shops offering fresh meat, fruit, vegetables, cheeses, breads, fish, spices, poultry, and seafood. This market is known for the quality of its fresh produce, and is a frequent stop for many of London’s most notable chefs, restaurateurs, and passionate amateur cooks. Chat with the friendly vendors to find out where and how their produce is grown, then proceed to one of the many cafes and restaurants located in and around the market for a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. For travelers who use our world travel planner, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Borough Market and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Permanent market ingredients. Also get to taste, cheese, Pate, bread, alcohol, sweets, and variety store still has fun. And even the chartering car snack is recommended can watch while eating.
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  • Lunch came to eat, try hanging out with is just fun market. In the Harry Potter film locations, so you're more a fan might enjoy. Sit in the space of a Chair I bought something to eat but seating is limited, so was difficult.
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  • Borough Market is a fantastic outdoor food stall market near to the London Bridge. We were told my our friends that we were staying with to go & it was lots of fun. So many different food types, we al...  more »
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  • This is like heaven for food lovers. The most amazing selection of hand made and honest food for every taste. Everything is very reasonably priced and you get a lot of flavor for your money. I could have spent hours wandering around tasting all the free samples. There are a lot of people sitting around outside with food that you didn't even see when you looked around - there's always something new to discover!
  • Fun, vibrant place to sample a wide range of food. I love the amazing selection of cuisines and fresh produce. The atmosphere is electric. So many delicious food to choose from! Locals and tourists alike converge in this area around lunch time so be prepared to jostle your way into the more popular food stalls. Always a must for me each time I visit London.
  • Borough Market will always be one of my favourite food markets. Good to see that the recent atrocities have not put off traders, customers and tourist. As every there is fantastic fresh produce, street food (although no one calls it that), and cooking ingredients. The new glass building could however, be put to better use.
  • Borough Market is awsum and has variety of ready foods, groceries, flowers and lot many things. The stalls are neatly placed, may not feel crowded even on weekends, there are multi-cuisine streets food stalls which offer pretty good vegetarian options as well, specifically to mention Ethiopian and Indian food stalls. The waffles were delicious. There is spices store offering huge variety of spices from Middle East and Indian region, we bought Small container of Saffron Made In Iran which was best we ever tasted. There is also a Tea Shop which has equally huge variety of tea made in India, must try some of them. The bread and pastries displayed catch eye of every visitor, though we didn't taste any of them but pretty sure they must be delicious.
  • This place is a favorite of mine, I visit often as I work down the street. Particularly on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, you'll find a wealth of food artisans selling their wares. And you'll find everything from "free-from" baked goods to coffee to fresh fruit to specialty spices...and everything in between. The food stalls are fast, affordable, and tasty (the ones that I've tried, at least), and the variety can't be beat. Be prepared to mingle with the masses, though, as these days are very crowded. If you come on a Monday, you'll have an easier time making it through, but some of the vendors won't be there. So, pick the scenario that makes the most sense for you.
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