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.
Our list gets longer……. LOL 🙂
You may have to plan several trips 😉
Those pumpkins are incredible!
I wanted to buy some but didn’t since I would have to carry them all day.
Borough Market has been threatened quite a few times in recent years. I have signed several petitions to save it. The breakthrough came when it reinvented itself as a green market and was voted in the top ten of favourite places to buy food in London.
There was also a glimpse of it in the Paralympics trailer for Channel 4.
I hadn’t heard that. That would be a shame if it was closed down. It has such a great vibe and I love the variety of food you can get there. Good thing they branded it as a green market—brilliant move!
Ah great! I couldn’t buy much either, the things I wanted were all fresh and my journey home is too long!
I was tempted by all of the cheese. Both of us are addicted to cheese, but we can only eat so much.
A friend recommended Borough Market to me a while ago but every time I’ve tried to go, it’s been closed. Hopefully my next trip to London will coincide with the opening days 🙂
I hope so! It’s a fun place to explore and you can get tons of free samples as well.
I like the sound of free samples 🙂
We did too!
Looks like a great place to go mooching and I love the pictures of the seasonal veg particularly the pumpkins!
Looks liek a great place to spend the day and free samples would be super 🙂
I love these markets. So much color and variety , also the people visiting and not buying! 🙂
Oh, it’s just as I remember, minus the pumpkins of course because I was there in June.
I wouldn’t mind being there right now and getting some free samples.
Over here we’re battening down the hatches for Hurricane Sandy. 😦
I hope all is well…stay safe.
Why oh why must they mess with veges…purple cauliflower…it is just not right.
I found it odd as well.
There should be ‘love’ button for this one. I simply adore markets like this. Your pictures make me feel as though I’ve traveled through it with you. Nice.
I love to go to that type of markets on Saturday, in the morning hours. Just lovely and so much fun!!
I love places like that. Thanks for taking me along! 😉
I buy my food mostly at street market and farmer’s market. I love them dearly. A trip to the market is reinvigorating to me, I get to be social and friendly with the vendors and I get to taste the food.
Wonderful! Looks like my kind of place to spend a Sunday morning. 🙂 love the pics.
Wow, so much variety! I’d love to visit that market!
That looks so great! I’d probably get lost in there forever and still be happy 🙂
Gotta love a good, vibrant market.
Will definitely have to go there whenever I get back to London. Love those markets.
I don’t need to buy anything. I take great pleasure in just walking around these markets. And this seems so worth visiting TBM. Thank you for sharing.