Borough Market

Underground sign at London Bridge, and Europe's tallest building, the Shard.Black cab driving through Borough Market in London

On Saturday afternoon the boy and I visited one of our favourite places in London, Borough Market. Despite the modern, fashionable produce, it really feels like you’ve gone back in time – this is London’s oldest fruit and veg exchange and as the market is clustered under a series of railway bridges, hidden in the shadow of the Shard (Europe’s new tallest building), it feels wonderfully like a film set. In fact, you might even recognise it as it’s appeared in several movies including Bridget Jones’s Diary and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

It’s one of our favourite places to while away a couple of hours; we went with empty bellies so we could take full advantage of the many samples and ready-to-eat foods and we soon filled up on hot dogs, cheese, ice cream, brownies, patés and fresh fruit juices. Some of the more unusual delicacies available include kangaroo meatballs, chocolate wine and cheese rolled in volcanic ash.

Borough Market is usually only open to the public Thursdays-Saturdays but throughout the Olympic games will be open every day.

Borough Market, Southwark St, London, SE1 1TL (nearest tube/rail station: London Bridge)

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  • AM

    Amazing pics! Wish I could be there right now…sigh.

  • Vivian

    I LOVE that part of London! It almost look like you could see a victorian lady passing by if you just turn around quickly enough! What I mean is that with a pinch of imagination you can really feel the old London in that area… I love strolling around there, in the small streets, and then sitting in front of the Globe theatre watching the Thames ;_; So romantic! I love your pictures, they really depict the place at its best! :DDDDD

  • Rachel

    I can’t believe I lived in London for 7 months and I’ve never been, me loving food and everything! I must add it to a list of places I ought to go to – thanks for the heads up!

  • adele

    Oooh those olives!!!
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  • The Style Box

    Perfect photos as usual! I love Borough Market – my food writer husband took me a few years ago and bought me a brownie the size of my face and a burger and it was amazing – the atmosphere is all hustly and bustly and everything looks so delicious :)

  • Andrea

    I love markets like these, where you can stroll from one stand to the next and taste an abundance of different foods… Perfect for a weekend stroll. :)
    xo Andrea
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  • Ana Carneiro

    I must go there when I move to London, it looks so great!

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  • Rachael C

    *drooling everywhere*

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  • Andrea

    Mmmmmm!! What a wonderful market. I can almost smell those sausages.Did you dare to try the naga? Excellent photos as usual :)

  • chiaweb

    I see you enjoyed the food! It looks really yummy!
    this is a market I didn’t know about, thank you!
    ciao :)

  • Valerie

    That flower shop looks gorgeous and the food looks so delicious. I love outdoor markets, and you captured all the little details so well! x

  • jo

    I love borough market, I always go when I visit my family in London. Its such a lovely atmosphere and a perfect place to people well as buy great coffee.
    Love your photos :)

    Jo. x

  • Melissa Araujo

    I love lOndon wish I was there to watch the olympics, instead I watch it in my mac and check out blogs for photos x

  • mat

    looks freaking great, never been to that market but i’m def interested in going when i’m down

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