Borough Market – A Specialty Food Market in Southwark

Borough Market entrance. [Photo by Juliana Onetti]

Borough Market is a wholesale and retail specialty food market in Southwark, located within a 4-minute walk from London Bridge. It is known to be one of the oldest and largest food markets in London.

It is filled with stalls, where you can find different types of food from all over the world. There are specialties from India, France, Spain, Thailand, Croatia, Italy, England and many more…

It might be one of the things I like the most about this market. First of all, it ables you to discover meals from different countries. And then, for French people who live in London like me, it is comforting to know a place where you can find good products directly imported from your country, whenever you feel homesick!

The market is always full, whether tourists curious to visit or locals who come on a weekly basis. Everybody loves the fresh and high-quality products offered in this place.

When I asked Suzanne, a woman living in the area, what she thinks about the market, she answered, ‘I’m happy to have something like this near to where I live. I find the products really interesting and varied, I come here very often with my family.

On one side of the market, there are also various shops, such as the flower shop Chez Michele, or the famous Neal’s Yard Remedies, where you can find natural and organic health and beauty products. 

I totally advise you to go to Borough Market if you wish to spend an enjoyable time with your family or friends, tasting finger food from all over the world, or even trying one of the different restaurants. In all cases, I can ensure that you will spend a wonderful time!


Address: Borough Market
8 Southwark St, London

Opening times:

Monday 10:00 – 17:00 Limited Market
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00 Limited Market
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00 Full Market
Thursday 10:00 – 17:00 Full Market
Friday 10:00 – 18:00 Full Market
Saturday 08:00 – 17:00 Full Market

*On Limited Market days, not all of the stalls and shops are open, but there are still plenty of traders offering a wide range of products.

*On Full Market days, all of the shops and stalls are open.