The Borough Market is a retail and wholesale food market located in Southwark in Central London. It’s one of the biggest food markets in the city, and one visit will prove that. People flock to the market, especially on a Saturday, the day I went with some friends.
Not only can you find fruits and veggies, there are more “upscale” booths. Today’s location isn’t the original spot—it has moved around some over the centuries. Borough Market goes back to 1276, according to historical records. However, some claim that it has existed since 1014. The popularity and importance of the market caused problems over the years, most importantly obstructing traffic. The existing buildings of the market popped up in the 1850s. They were refurbished in 2001. From what I know, there are no plans to move it again. A couple of centuries from now, who knows.
The market has appeared in several films, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. It’s a popular place to this day and is regarded as a posh spot to buy food and other items. Not that I did much buying. But I did enjoy browsing. Here are some photos.