Saturday mornings at Borough Market

Borough Market Comte

This year I’ve been working my way through a little list of London’s best markets and so one early Saturday morning in February I headed to one of the most infamous – Borough market – with my best friend Laura for some eating and wandering.

Borough Market Opening Borough Market Grafitti

Borough was even more brilliant than I remembered from a previous visit about 4 years ago now (where does the time go?!). The smells, the hustle and bustle of a mix of locals and tourists pottering their way through the warren of passageways and open spaces of the market with a new foodie discovery around every little corner; a brilliant way to start off the weekend.

The largest trading area, Three Crown Square, is devoted to produce – so that’s where you can stock up on all your fruit and veg, cheese and fish and meat. Around the periphery of this is where you’ll find all of the food stands, all of which offer a huge array of eclectic world cuisines making for a brilliant atmosphere.

We went around 9am by the way and I’d really recommend going at this time if you’re not too keen on the crowds, as it was really busy by the time we wrapped up a couple of hours later. Here’s a snapshot of our visit, where all the deliciousness on display hopefully speaks for itself!

Borough Market Rosemary FocacciaBorough Market Oranges and Lemons Borough Market Wines Borough Market Pate stall Borough Market fresh fruit and veg Borough Market Cheese Stand Borough Market CookBook Club

If you’re passionate about cooking too, the Borough Market Cookbook Club is such a great idea. They hold monthly events at The Cookhouse, for only £6, where each session is based around a cookbook. They ask you to bring along a dish from the book to eat / discuss with the other attendees over drinks from the market traders. You can read all about it and how to sign up for the next event on their website here.

Borough Market Chez Michele Cactus Borough Market Bread AheadBorough Market Chez Michele Borough Market Nana Fannys Borough Market outfit jacket Borough Market Outdoor Bar area Borough Market Oliveology Borough Market fresh veg Borough Market Oysters IMG_7846 Borough Market Wines Borough Market Wheatgrass Shot Borough Market Whiskey Ginger Borough Market PastriesBorough Market Paella Borough Market Brie Borough Market Bread Borough Market Bar Borough Market Borough Market Apples Borough Market Barber

For all the information you need on Borough market’s opening times and travel directions, check out their website here. Let me know of any other great London markets I’m missing out on too, would love to hear from you.



  1. Cristina Garcia-Catala
    26th February 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I used to love Borought Market on its beginnigs about 15 years ago, now is too crowded, too commercial and has lost its sense of individuality,is like the Boqueria Market in Barcelona tourist focussed .
    Now I rather go to the local Farmer’s market.

    • Annie
      26th February 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Yes local farmer’s markets are wonderful too! As I mentioned, we went super early at 9am and it was perfect though, not too busy or touristy at that time luckily 🙂

  2. 2nd March 2017 / 11:47 pm

    dang when I finally make it to london on someday island, I’m making a beeline for Borough, even before the Big Ben and that stuff, though I’ll probs see em on the way. Have you tried those mini stuffed donuts? I’ve only read about them on The Londoner 🙂