Borough Market is London’s most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce.
Borough has long been synonymous with food markets and as far back as the 11th century, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock. In the 13th century traders were relocated to what is now Borough High Street and a market has existed there ever since. 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, once the churchyard of St Margaret’s, and reopened the market in 1756. The Triangle, where you’ll find Northfield Farm and Furness Fish and Game, is still at the heart of the market today.
The market still feeds this core community and has grown to over 100 individual stalls. Alongside the original fruit, veg, bakers and butchers, a huge variety of British and international produce is also sold nowadays.
All of the traders at the Borough Market share a love of food and many of them make, grow or rear the produce they sell so now, just as in 1755, customers know exactly where their shopping has come from.
The market ensures high standards of produce by employing a food quality panel of impartial experts who ensure that the taste, provenance and quality of foods sold at the market are all regularly measured and maintained.
8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
Open for lunch:
Monday & Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm
If travelling by train and underground, the market is located next to London Bridge station which is serviced by the Jubilee and Northern Lines on the underground and by overground trains from all over London and the south of England. Simply exit the station following the exit signs for Borough High Street.
If you’re travelling by bus, stops at London Bridge, Borough High Street or Southwark Street will leave you right by the Market.
Bike racks are available so one can cycle to and from the market. You’ll find the racks in Jubilee Space. If you’re using a Barclays cycle hire bike, the nearest docking stations are located on Southwark Street and Park Street.
The market also easily reached by foot or along the Thames Path on the Southbank or over London Bridge from the City.
If travelling by car, there are parking spaces available in Jubilee Place for customers unable to use other forms of transport or wishing to make large purchases. Charges are £4 for a maximum stay of 2 hours. Jubilee Place now also provides electric car charging bays.
The parking scheme operates from: