The Borough Market is one of the most famous places to visit in London, especially for foodies. Located in the South Bank next to the London Bridge Tube station, not too far from the Tower Bridge, it is the oldest food market in London dating back to 1014, and one of the best and biggest I have been too. The market was one of our favorite places in London and we walked there from our place in Shoreditch almost every week. Daniel’s dad visited us for a week and said it was “one of the wonders of his life.”
Mom, is that chicken of the sea? Here is my paw. Can I have some? I couldn’t resist fish & chips from the market. No where to sit so we parked on the sidewalk with an amazing £10 bottle of prosecco (also from the market).
I’m not sure if dogs are supposed to be in the market, but we never had anyone say anything to us. It gets too busy on the weekends for dogs to walk around and we only ever saw people carrying small dogs. The smells drove Coco crazy so I always made sure to feed him before we went and sometimes brought some treats (carrots are his favorite). He sometimes even got a little cheese sample from one of the stalls on a good day.
Yummers! We ordered this mac & cheese and pork a few times! It was steaming hot and melt in your mouth good.
The market is free to enter and has everything you could wish for in a food market including fresh brightly colored fruits and vegetables, bread, pastries, seafood and meat, street food, cheese, beer… the list goes on.
Many stalls, including cheese and olive sellers, will love to give you a few free samples.
Couldn’t pass on free dessert samples.
Classic Scottish egg and pies!
The seafood was fresh quality but quite expensive.
Oysters! I wanted to try them but by this time I was so full from street food and samples.
The mulled wine was delicious. It’s very popular in England.
One of the most popular stalls sells duck confit!
The duck confit was fall apart tender and bursting with flavor! I chose a wrap but you can also order it with ciabatta bread.
The are many shops and restaurants right next to the borough market.
The market has over 100 stalls and we easily spent 2 hours or more wandering around. The atmosphere is friendly and fun. Locals and tourists alike come here to socialize, drink, and eat. We always left full, happy, and usually a little drunk (£10 prosecco bottles and mulled wine!)