Borough Market, London

Borough Market, London (must see)

London's most ancient vegetable market and communal gathering space also happens to be the largest and most impressive among the city's numerous delightful food markets. It's a wonderful destination for leisurely perusal, shopping, and indulging in delicious meals. Originating a millennium ago on London Bridge, where rural farmers brought their fresh produce to the city gates, the market now resides beneath a Victorian arcade with a railway line rumbling above, slicing through nondescript apartment buildings. For those who appreciate culinary diversity, there are few places in London that rival it for a lunchtime experience.

The market's primary section forms a labyrinth teeming with fruit vendors, cheesemongers, butchers, fishmongers, and food stalls offering dishes from virtually every corner of the world. To gain your bearings, meander through the maze until you emerge onto Stoney Street, located at the far western edge. Continuing west, you'll encounter Park Street, a charming 19th-century setting frequently used as a backdrop for film shoots. Here, you'll notice a vibrant pub and the aromatic Neal's Yard Dairy cheese shop. Across from Park Street, the Ginger Pig is the go-to place for authentic English bacon and sausages. Delving further into the market's core, keep an eye out for Maria's Market Café, a lively dining spot favored by market workers. Lastly, as you stand within the central market area facing Stoney Street, navigate to the right, through a network of equally enticing eateries, to discover additional covered seating on elevated platforms.

Why You Should Visit:
A haven for food enthusiasts, offering an extensive array of street cuisine and specialty delicacies.

Tip:
Before making a dining choice, take some time to survey the diverse array of options available.
The market is extensive and maze-like, but don't fret about getting lost; in fact, embrace the adventure.

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Borough Market on Map

Sight Name: Borough Market
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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