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The Borough Market

This market is a real gem and we spent a bit of time here tasting and savouring the atmosphere. Alongside the original fruit and veg, bakers and butchers stalls, there are a variety of produce that really do entice you. We ended up tasting lots of different foods from around the country and the world, from traditional English, Indian, Chinese to Jamaican and Italian food.

Our top tip for must tries was the hot apple, pair and elderflower drink which was very morish and the Guinness stew that was perfect nosh for the time of year (February). 

That said the colourful meringues are something to absolutely admire and taste.

The Market is within walking distance of other London attractions including the world famous Covent Garden, Tower Bridge, The Tate Modern, The London Eye, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square and another market we visited on our trip to London, The Jubilee Market (which is only a very short walk away).

With it’s vibrant and friendly atmosphere, Borough Market is a place to visit to get a true feel of London life.


Six Borough Market Facts

  1. As far back as 1014, and probably much earlier, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock.
  2. In the 13th Century traders were relocated to what is now Borough High Street and a market has existed there ever since.
  3. In 1755, the market was closed by Parliament, but a group of Southwark residents raised £6,000 to buy a patch of land known locally as The Triangle.
  4. The market still feeds this core community and has grown to include around 130 individual stalls.
  5. Many of the traders grow or rear the produce they sell so now, just as in 1755, so customers know exactly where their shopping has come from.
  6. The market ensures high standards of produce by employing a food quality panel of impartial experts.

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