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Burough Markets London - Amazing Foodies Paradise

Updated on October 8, 2012

Unique and Interesting Variety

Bread in a Pot
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Foodies Delights

The quintessential foodies market where culinary delights are found and feasted on. Shopping for the pantry has never been more exciting and accessible than at Burrough markets.

Directions from London

Borough Market

8 Southwark St, Southwark, London SE1 1TL, UK

Burough Markets are situated in the town of Burough a village located in a south east direction from London's City Centre.The nearest Underground is London Bridge and Burough stations. The route from the city are the Northern and Jubilee lines. The trip takes about thirty minutes all up.

The market's are open Thursday's 11am-5pm, Friday's 12pm-6pm and Saturday's 8am-5pm. Like most food market's it's best to get there early for more choice especially on Saturday, the busiest day.

Food markets generally consist of stalls with gourmet cheeses, olives, meats, fruit and vegetables and breads and Burough does not disappoint. But there are specialty stalls on offer here that may not be found elsewhere.

With it's French influences and accessibility the variety of cheeses here are a real treat as are the little pot's of creme caramel and gourmet goods such as Foie Grass and pates.

But it's the unique and unusual finds here that make a shopping expedition so worthwhile. The following selection are some that stand out.

Good Coffee

A trip to the markets for the coffee holic surely begins and ends with a cup of the pungent dark liquid.The obvious choice is Monmouth coffee establishment. Known world wide for its distinctive flavor and consistent brew Monmouth meets the needs for coffee lovers providing a strong hit of caffeine to get you going. If you are particular about your coffee you will want to know where to find good coffee in London and Monmouth cafe is a must visit destination. Be prepared to wait though as the line of people eager for a coffee hit can be quite long.

If something sweet is needed to compliment a coffee hit, try a piece of the 'World Famous Ultra Chocolate Brownie' from Flour Power City Bakery. Known for it's chocolate decadence, once eaten the need for a return visit is paramount.


The Honest Carrot advertises really 'Good Vegetarian Food' but their quirky pots of bread give a unique and interesting touch to bread making. Baked in Terracotta pot's the look would go well served with stews and soups and hearty English winter food on any table.

Cakehole London

Offers the most delicious cup cakes that catch the eye of children and parents alike. Made with local, organic and fresh produce they are a real treat.

Something to Drink

Lots of beautiful mulled wines and ciders are available at the markets but for the non alcohol drinker a delightful warm brew of apple and ginger juice is a treat and is on offer from 'Farm Pressed Pure Kentish Apple Juice'. Hailing from Kent, the company have won Gold awards for their juices with the Guild of Fine Food Retailers and advertise their Juice as 'Cool, Original, Refreshing and English. A pleasing drink well worth going back for.

And last but not least England Preserves are made in London by a company that provide exceptional jams and preserves using seasonal and local fresh produce. A no boil method, different to that of usual jam & preserve making, is said to enhance the flavor of the fruit. Their exquisite Pear and Vanilla jam is a must try product.

On your visit to London be sure to visit the Burough Market's and allow plenty of time to satisfy your appetite and culinary needs.



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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Hi TT, thanks for dropping by...these markets are 'to die for' and so easy to spend a lot of money...but so worth it for a gastronomical delight...cheers

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Oh wow, this had me DROOLING and licking the monitor screen! Great job, carter! I would LOVE going to the Burrough Markets in London and spending everything I had on these yummy treats. Voted up and sharing.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thank you so much Bobby my foodie friend...I tried to take as many varied photos as possible, while there...if you get there you will love it it's such a paradise for food junkies like us...cheers

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      Bobby 5 years ago

      I love your photos of the food - excellent!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thanks so much for your comment Cx... I loved them too...