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The Borough Market London
8 Southwark Street
Borough
London SE1
TfL Fare Zone 1
 
 
 
These markets are busy, noisy and a ton of fun.
 
The Borough Market is found on the south bank of the River Thames just 5 minutes walk from London Bridge Mainline Station. They are well signposted and readily accessible by Underground Tube transport and buses; see ‘Getting There’ below.
 
The markets are a combination of wholesale food produce and gourmet food retail. The Retail Gourmet trades on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and it is from here the visitor can choose from an unbelievable range of produce.
 
Arrangement of the Market

- Crown Square, the area bounded by Southwark Street, Stoney Street and Bedale Street

- The Green Market, the area beneath the railway bridges north east of Bedale Street beside Southwark cathedral

- Jubilee Place – a permanently roofed space at the northern end of the market and often the site of special events

- The shops and restaurants which surround the Market, located in Stoney Street, Park Street and Bedale Street.

Shopping
You can just stand and watch the stall holders spruik their wares in typical London style or shop for something to eat. Some specialty items are very expensive but others are cheap and good value so be sure to have a good look around before buying. The stall holders are willing to tell you about their specialty and provide a taste.
 
Melton Mowbray Pork Pies
No matter where you come from in the world you will be able to find some of your local food in The Borough Market and the permanent shops surrounding the Markets – why not try the very English Melton Mowbray Pork pies at Mrs Kings Pork Pies situated at the entrance near The Market Porter Pub.
 
Disabled Access
Accessible, bearing in mind the crowds.
 
Opening Times
Wednesday - Thursday   10:00 - 17:00 hours
Friday                            08:00 - 17:00 hours
 
Contact & Further Information
For more information on The Borough Market traders & produce go to
 
Outside the Market
- Pubs
The many Victorian pubs in the area cater for hungry and thirsty visitors as well as the night and early morning workers at the markets. The 'Market Porter' pub in Stoney Street is an excellent spot for an early hearty breakfast during the week or leisurely lunch.
 
However, please remember that these pubs serve the Market workers and pub food may not be available on the weekends but they do have restaurants which are open all week.
 
Many of the local pubs have been used as film locations: The 'Globe Tavern' in Bedale Street was the location of Bridget Jones’ flat in the 2004 film ‘Bridget Jones Diary’ and ‘The Market Porter’ pub became ‘The third Hand Emporium’ in the film ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’
 
A bit of history
Remember, there has been a food market continuously in this area since Roman times so it would have been known to King Canute (11th century), Geoffrey Chaucer (14th century), William Shakespeare, John Harvard (who went on to found the American University that bears his name) and practically every other historically famous person.
 
Getting There
To plan your journey use the TfL 'Journey Planner'
 
- By Underground
London Bridge Station    Northern Line & Jubilee Line
 
- Mainline Rail
London Bridge Station
 
- By Bus
London Transport Nos. 17, 501, 521, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 133, 149, 343, 381
We suggest that you visit the Transport for London website above and use their 'Journey Planner'
 
Very useful, comprehensive and up to date local transport information is provided on the Southwark Cathedral (next door to the markets) website  Web: Southwark Cathedral