If you find yourself in central London midday, head over to have lunch at Borough Market in the Southwark district near London Bridge and The Shard.
Borough Market is not only a unique opportunity to sample new dishes, it’s also a full market where you can pick up everything from fresh vegetables and seafood for your dinner, baked goods for dessert, cheeses for starter and lovely flowers for your table.
At Borough Market you’ll discover booths full of gourmet goodies to tempt your taste buds for lunch or an early dinner. From duck confit by the caldron to Spanish paella, street food, sandwiches and more. Instead of having to choose one restaurant style, everyone can satisfy their own cravings.
Locals can shop for fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and cheeses in addition to prepared foods.
We went for lunch on a Friday and it was crammed, but we were still able to wander around and take it all in. Don’t try to rush the experience as you may have to wait in line. Take cash to get our order taken quickly.
Borough Market vendors include:
The Borough Market is under the London Bridge extension between Bedale and Stoney St. You can’t miss it.
Make a Day of Borough Market
After lunch take a stroll to the Thames river embankment and walk along to the enclosed Hay’s Galleria where you can find multiple shops to browse.
If you’d prefer to sit down and enjoy the view of the Thames, I can recommend the Old Thameside Inn which is just down Cathedral Street. Look for the Golden Hinde II, the restored ship and the pub sits next door facing the Thames. There’s seating all along the front of the pub and on a nice day you have a perfect spot to watch the boats go by!
- Monday to Tuesday limited market 10:00-5:00 PM
- Wed- Thurs full market 10:00-5:00
- Friday full market 10:00-5:00
- Saturday full market 8:00-5:00
Borough High St. London SE1 9AH UK
Tube station: London Bridge
Location: Close to the south bank of the Thames near London Bridge
Lunch at Borough Market is not to be missed, be sure to make plans to try it and let me know what you find!