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Borough Market

Borough Market

Free admission
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8 Southwark Street, London, England, SE1 1TJ

The Basics

There are few better ways to feel like a Londoner than a stroll around Borough Market. With more than 100 stalls selling everything from Italian cheese and Morecambe Bay shrimp to housemade fudge and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods, the legendary marketplace is a popular inclusion on London food tours. A walking tour with a local guide will give you the inside scoop on the most popular vendors and best prices.

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Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
$100.08 per adult
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Amazing tour guide
The tour was great! Charlotte is amazing, very professional and wonderful. I had a good time. Note: there is lots of food!
ssabbubeh84, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Very informative and enjoyable
Christine_M, Aug 2021
Borough Market and beyond
Really enjoyed learning so much about the area around Borough Market. Very informative and well worth the money. Will definitely book more guided walks in the future.
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Would definitely recommend!
Renee_M, Nov 2021
Private Borough Market Food Tour in London
Loved the tour inside and outside the market. The food was wonderful and the history was informative.
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Food was excellent guide was excellent
Lynne_H, Oct 2021
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
We loved Our tour guide Charlie. He was great. The food was excellent the experience in the Burroughs was so interesting
star-5
So much fun
Deborah_F, Oct 2021
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
David was amazing.. he loves food and shared all his knowledge of great London food.. he also shared great pieces of history of the area. His energy and enthusiasm was endless I would sign up for this again for another part of London to see a different part Loved this one !!!!
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Fantastic tour with guide
Isabella_W, Mar 2020
Borough Market and beyond
I was very happy to find out on meeting the guide just near borough market that it was just going to me and the tour guide. He took me along for a fantastic walk and we saw some amazing places and learnt some great facts. He left me at the Tate modern which I explored for 2 hours. I would definitely recommend for the young and old.
star-5
Awesome tour
Aisha_R, Sep 2021
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
Very fun tour. The guide was great! Knowledgeable and engaging. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about British Food and history. Be sure to bring a healthy appetite!
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First class tour!
Christopher_M, Mar 2019
Private Borough Market Food Tour in London
David was fantastic on our tour of Borough Market! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He showed us around the market and the general area also, stopping to point out small things that we would have missed on our own. This is a great experience and I would highly recommend David and this tour for visitors to London!
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Perfect Food Tour!
Julie_G, Sep 2021
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
We loved this tour! Dave was beyond wonderful and we loved all the wonderful food he shared with us. A+ tour!!!!
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Secret Food tour with Melissa
Donna_T, Jan 2020
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
Borough Market was hopping on a Saturday afternoon! Melissa had a big group of us but she managed with grace and made sure everyone enjoyed. The food and drinks were awesome and the experience was lots of fun. Would do it again!
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Perfect Combo of Food/Drink and History!
Laura_D, Sep 2021
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
Where to begin?! Charlie was not only a wealth of information about the Southwark/London Bridge area… but also about history in general - which was a nice edition to all the wonderful food and drink on the tour! If you’ve never had an opportunity to visit south of The City - or have never visited it with someone who can navigate the history and cuisine, I highly recommend this excursion. We were a bit spoiled as it was just my Mum and I with Charlie - but I imagine with a few more people it would still have been an ideal way to ease oneself into the day 😁
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One of our favorite tours of the whole trip!
OnAir826631, Oct 2019
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
Our tour guide, Eleanor Grondin, was great. We got to experience SO MUCH delicious food and especially liked visiting the Borough Market. She also sent us a list of what we ate and where which was very helpful.
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Secret food London
Helen_C, Feb 2020
Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option
This tour was the highlight of our trip to London. We where not disappointed.. superb afternoon, with gorgeous food and drink throughout.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Be prepared for crowds, especially during peak times.

  • Borough Market is committed to eco-friendly and sustainable practices, so do your part by bringing your own reusable shopping bag.

  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, as there are three different marketplaces and more than 100 stalls to explore.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available in the market, and public restrooms are available at Three Crown Square and the Market Hall.

  • The market and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Borough Market is located in London Bridge on the south side of the River Thames and just a short stroll from the bridge itself and The Shard. The easiest way to get there is on the Tube, and the closest station is London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee lines. Driving is not recommended as the market is in the congestion-charge zone and there’s no on-site parking.

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When to Get There

Borough Market is open from Wednesday to Saturday, with a smaller market held on Mondays and Tuesdays. To avoid crowds, arrive early on a Saturday morning or come on a weekday afternoon. However, for the freshest produce and best choice, aim to get there before the lunchtime rush, when sandwiches, baked goods, and made-to-order products might sell out.

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Eating and Drinking at the Borough Market

Whether you’re hunting for ingredients, tucking into a healthy lunch, or want to discover London’s food scene, there’s something for everyone at Borough Market. Tuck into fresh pasta, sushi, or tapas at one of the many cafés; purchase British cheeses, charcuterie, and jams; or sample organic wines, ciders, and craft beers. After shopping, head to the demo kitchen in the Market Hall where guest chefs offer workshops, cooking demonstrations, and tasting sessions.

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