The Borough Market was very near our hotel so we ate there a few times. If you are in London I recommend visiting the Borough Market for lunch.
Borough Market Hours
The Borough Market is open 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday until Thursday. On Fridays it is open 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. I would go earlier in the week. As the weekend got closer the busier the market became. The closest tube station is London Bridge.
The Food Stalls
You can find food for everyone in your group at the Borough Market, from the pickiest eater to the most adventurous. It is also a great spot to enjoy British Cuisine. I recommend walking around the Market and checking out all the stalls before making your choice. It is quite large with lots of vendors. Many are selling takeaway food, but it is a farmers market with an assortment of fresh foods.
Furness Fish Market has a popular stall at a cross road in the Market. It sells a delicious paella and one of the days we were there a green curry. It is a popular spot and had a line every time we went by.
You can get meat pies and scotch eggs. We wanted to stop at the scotch egg stall, but we never got a chance to get back. My mother regularly makes scotch eggs and I was interested to see how they compared.
The market is also a great place to stop in the morning to pick up a pastry and coffee for breakfast.
Another reason, beyond the food, to visit the Borough Market is because it is a popular filming location. Harry Potter, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels were all filmed there. If you are a fan of Harry Potter I recommend the Tour for Muggles. It begins at the London Bridge station and visits various filming locations across London.
The area around the Borough Market is full of history. The original location of the Globe theatre is nearby. The Clink Prison Museum is near one of the entrances to the market, it operated as a prison from the 12th Century until 1780. It is now a tourist attraction. A replica of Francis Drake’s ship the Golden Hinde sits in the banks of the Thames nearby. As well, you can also find the remains of Winchester Palace.
Check back to see our time at the British Museum and our Tour for Muggles.
If you enjoyed this post and wanted to read more about our trip I have posted about our planning, travelling to and our first day in London. As well as stateroom tours of our secret porthole rooms 6006 and 5520.