"Borough Market and round about" Borough Market Tip by Spincat
Borough Market, London: 21 reviews and 46 photos
A wonderful food market under vaulted iron railway arches by London Bridge station.
Open Fridays aprox 12 noon - 6pm and Saturday 9am -4pm.
This is *the* place for fine organic food. Some of the vegetable stalls have very reasonably priced produce, although this is mainly the luxury end of the market. Shop around a bit and you'll be able to find some bargains. There is also lots of free sampling going on!
I was surprised when I first came here: it is much more like a French or Spanish market than anything in the London I know.
Great for breads, preserves, meat, vegetables, cheese. There's a lovely Spanish deli; a stall selling ostrich meat (take home an ostrich burger?); juice stalls displaying what appears to be grass juice (something horribly healthy no doubt!), and some first class Bakers - I particularly recommend the Chelsea buns.
Lots of little cafes in and around the market - try the one with the barbeque and paella pan outside, along the railings of Southwark cathedral - and a couple of pricy restaurants like 'Roast'.
Nearby, as a respite from shopping, you'll find the wonderful C16th coaching inn (pictured). This is 'the George', 77 Borough High St (it is a little set back from the street in a tiny cobbled alley). The inn was on a coaching route to Canterbury and boasts that Shakespeare and Dickens drank here. It once had 3 galleries, but only the spendid one in my photo remains. And, voted into the top 40 of the 'Beer in the evening' website is the nearby Market Porter
Also nearby - Southwark cathedral, the Golden Hind (the boat in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world), riverside walks, the ruins of Winchester Hall.
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