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Borough Market Tours

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Borough Market
Crammed full of artisan foods, homemade goodies, delicious street dishes and fresh produce, Borough Market is the go-to destination for in-the-know London foodies. With a history dating back over 1,000 years, Borough Market is the city's oldest and most famous food market, and—in case you need any more convincing—regular customers include celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay.

The Basics
There are few better ways to feel like a Londoner than a stroll around Borough Market. With more than 100 stalls selling everything from Italian cheese and Morecambe Bay shrimp to housemade fudge and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods, the legendary marketplace is a popular inclusion on London food tours. A walking tour with a local guide will give you the inside scoop on the most popular vendors and best prices.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be prepared for crowds, especially during peak times.
  • Borough Market is committed to eco-friendly and sustainable practices, so do your part by bringing your own reusable shopping bag.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, as there are three different marketplaces and more than 100 stalls to explore.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in the market, and public restrooms are available at Three Crown Square and the Market Hall.
  • The market and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Borough Market is located in London Bridge on the south side of the River Thames and just a short stroll from the bridge itself and The Shard. The easiest way to get there is on the Tube, and the closest station is London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee lines. Driving is not recommended as the market is in the congestion-charge zone and there’s no on-site parking.

When to Get There
Borough Market is open from Wednesday to Saturday, with a smaller market held on Mondays and Tuesdays. To avoid crowds, arrive early on a Saturday morning or come on a weekday afternoon. However, for the freshest produce and best choice, aim to get there before the lunchtime rush, when sandwiches, baked goods, and made-to-order products might sell out. 

Eating and Drinking at the Borough Market
Whether you’re hunting for ingredients, tucking into a healthy lunch, or want to discover London’s food scene, there’s something for everyone at Borough Market. Tuck into fresh pasta, sushi, or tapas at one of the many cafés; purchase British cheeses, charcuterie, and jams; or sample organic wines, ciders, and craft beers. After shopping, head to the demo kitchen in the Market Hall where guest chefs offer workshops, cooking demonstrations, and tasting sessions.
Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ, England
Hours: Full market: Wed–Thurs 10am–5pm, Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 8am–5pm; Lunch market: Mon–Tues 10am–5pm
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Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tour: London Bridge & Borough Market w/ Private Tour Option

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Get a taste of British food, from timeless recipes to creative new cuisine, on this walking tour of London Bridge and Borough Market. Follow your guide to local pubs, market stalls, artisan stores, and bakeries to sample British cheese and chutney, fish ‘n’ chips, and award-winning Lincolnshire sausage. Wash it down with London ale or cider, then indulge in a portion of treacle sponge pudding or some tasty homemade fudge. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.24
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Camden Market, Borough Market and Covent Garden Market Private Tour

Camden Market, Borough Market and Covent Garden Market Private Tour

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London has some of the best markets in the world and this private tour lets you experience them like a local. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you browse famous markets such as Camden Lock, Covent Garden, and Spitalfields; discover local favorites like the Jubilee Market and Greenwich Market; and shop for delicious artisan foods at Borough Market.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.21
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$196.21
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Borough Market & Gin Distillery Small Group Tour

Borough Market & Gin Distillery Small Group Tour

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Tick off two of London’s most-celebrated culinary institutions on a tour of Borough Market and the Beefeater gin distillery. Designed with food and gin lovers in mind, this tour gives you the chance to sample British snacks you may never have heard of before and comes with the insider knowledge of a guide, who can provide tailored food recommendation to last your entire vacation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.77
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Private Borough Market Food Tour in London

Private Borough Market Food Tour in London

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Borough is indisputably one of London’s gastronomic hotspots: home to Borough Market, wine shops, and cosmopolitan street food stalls, it’s the best place to discover London’s culinary scene. On this private tour, a food expert takes you for a roaming 6-course meal with wine, chocolate, cheese, oysters, and charcuterie. Ideal for families and food lovers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.84
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$199.84
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Magic of Film Tour with Quizzes

Magic of Film Tour with Quizzes

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Go on a Magic of Film themed walking tour of London. Follow a guide along through Soho to see the Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, and hear movie trivia as you go. You’ll also take a fun quiz to test your own movie knowledge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Cloak and Dagger Tour

The Cloak and Dagger Tour

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Discover a darker side of London on this immersive and interactive tour experience. Walk the city’s streets at nights with your guide and hear little-told stories of London’s grisly past – stories you won’t read in any guide book. Then settle down in Southwark’s George Inn and witness the recreation of a true story of murder and revenge, told in the very room in which it happened.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Tower of London and Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey by Vintage Bus

Tower of London and Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey by Vintage Bus

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Hop aboard a vintage double-decker Routemaster bus and travel in style across London. Uncover the city’s royal secrets and history with a guided tour from a White Tower Warden at Tower of London with time to explore at your leisure and see the Crown Jewels. After passing St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Tower Bridge, and Shakespeare’s Globe, stop for a bite to eat at Borough Market. Then head to Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate were married. Receive a guided tour of the Abbey before you're treated to a scrumptious afternoon tea with all the trimmings at the Abbey’s Cellarium Café.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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London Food Tour : Feast & Explore London's Southbank!!

London Food Tour : Feast & Explore London's Southbank!!

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We will explore 20+ of London’s major landmarks & the best of British foods. This will give you a good idea of the history & tastes of Europe’s best-loved city After the walking tour we will stop for an hour & taste the best of British foods in one of London's oldest food markets : Borough market. Its a bustling hub of smells and flavours Sights Include : Shakespeare’s Globe Theater London Bridge Southwark Cathedral The Shard (Tallest skyscraper in the EU) HMS Belfast (WW2 Battleship) Square Mile Tower Bridge Tower of London Winchester Palace The Clink Prison Old warehouses from the time of the empire Harry Potter filming locations Borough Market Tate Modern Gallery Foods you will try include : Fish & Chips (mushy peas/gravy), Ale, Pie & Mash (gravy) and a world famous dessert..
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.11
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$91.11
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Best of Borough Market Cooking Class

Best of Borough Market Cooking Class

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Borough Market is one of London’s best-loved food markets, and the perfect place to pick up high-quality ingredients. The tour is the ideal choice for travelers with limited time, as it combines a tour of the food market with a cooking class. Meet producers, select fresh produce, and cook a variety of seasonal dishes—from vegetables to meat, and fish.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$244.01
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London streefood Tour with a Real Foodie

London streefood Tour with a Real Foodie

Discovering London's street food can be a leap of faith without a guide to steer you to the must-eats and prevent you getting lost. With this small-group tour, you’ll visit tried-and-trusted food spots to sample classics, such as steamed pancakes, noodle soup, and more, all with a guide to describe each dish and help you navigate.
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  • 4 hours
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Independent London Markets Tour with Private Driver

Independent London Markets Tour with Private Driver

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Experience the bounteous and bustling markets of London on an independent full-day tour with a private driver. Relish being chauffeured around England’s iconic capital and customize the tour's itinerary according to your interests. Browse stalls for colorful vintage clothing in East End markets like Spitalfields and Brick Lane; peruse tables of antique treasures at Notting Hill’s Portobello Market; or pleasure your palate with the extensive epicurean selection at Borough Market, a food-lovers heaven.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: London Private Food Tour

Withlocals The 10 Tastings: London Private Food Tour

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Go beyond fish and chips on a private 3-hour food tour of London. The culinary experience combines traditional favorites with international dishes that have found a happy home in the UK. A visit to the bustling Borough Market highlights the huge variety of cuisines offered in the city. Enjoy English tea, Indian Samosa, artisanal cheese, and more. In total, you get to sample seven distinct dishes and three drinks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.99
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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$203.47
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3-hour Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts with Platform 9 ¾ & Shop Visit

3-hour Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts with Platform 9 ¾ & Shop Visit

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Let your imagination run wild on a 3-hour Harry Potter walking tour of magical London and discover a world of wizards, witches and Death Eaters, hidden from the view of mere Muggles. Start your adventure on Platform 9 ¾ at King's Cross Station, the departure point for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where you can pose with magic wand in hand. Next, tour the filming sites for the Harry Potter movies, including the entrance to Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and the bridge destroyed in the ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.’
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Escape The Airport: See London On Your Layover

Escape The Airport: See London On Your Layover

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Why spend your Heathrow layover stuck in the airport food court when you can explore London’s top attractions? Take a 6-hour private tour of the capital and create a custom itinerary based on the things that interest you. Visit Big Ben, eat traditional fish and chips, stroll through Covent Garden, and more. Whatever you decide, your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an authentic English experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.29
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London Private Street Food And Markets Tour With A Local

London Private Street Food And Markets Tour With A Local

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Lovers of good food will enjoy this food-themed tour of London led by a local host. The tour will focus on how international food has influenced the way Londoners eat, from French cuisine to Chinese and more. While eating your way around the city you’ll also discover the vibrant and unique neighborhoods where these foods can be found. Also get the chance to shop at specialty grocery stores, to pick up international ingredients to use at home.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Eat 8 English Foods & See 30+ London Sights Walking Tour!

Eat 8 English Foods & See 30+ London Sights Walking Tour!

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After a full day of exploring London, a classic way to relax is to indulge in the UK’s delicious comfort food. This tour shows off London’s best attractions and ends with a visit to an authentic English pub for a tasting menu of meals like fish and chips, scotched eggs, and pie and mash. The tour is perfect for anyone who wants to sample several iconic British meals in one sitting.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Tour of London in a Classic Car

Private Tour of London in a Classic Car

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See London with your own private driver who shows you around the city in a classic Mini Cooper. During your two-hour tour, your driver-guide shows you both top attractions including St Paul's Cathedral, Houses of Parliament (aka Palace of Westminster) and Big Ben, and lesser-known favorites such as Borough Market — the oldest food market in London. Get an insider’s perspective on the best places to go in London and enjoy the fun of seeing the city in your own private car.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$356.07
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Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

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Cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's on a 1-hour circle cruise in London. Choose to disembark at any of the stops, including St Katharine's Pier, Bankside Pier, Festival Pier and Embankment Pier, to visit the landmarks in central London. While on the boat, listen to live audio commentary by your captain about the sights you pass and London's rich history. Departures every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier between 11am and 6pm.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of London Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of London Private Tour

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Checking off London’s top sights is one thing; but discovering its hidden gems independently is quite another. This private tour lets you do both, with a guide to show you the must-sees as well as tucked-away sights that many visitors overlook. View Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and other landmarks, and go off-grid to find old prisons, cemeteries, and other secret places, all as your guide reveals their stories and secrets.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.50
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$84.50
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Party With Locals Pub & Bar Tour

Party With Locals Pub & Bar Tour

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Discover what London’s nightlife is really like—and have the chance to meet and party with locals—when you book this alternative pub crawl experience. After the sun sets, meet your guide at Borough Market, where you’ll enjoy drinks, soak up the buzz, and encounter the city’s after-work scene. Then, continue to the nearby Bankside area, where you’ll drop by multiple bars and nightlife destinations. This tour will help you skip right past any lines, and enjoy shots on the house.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$7.27
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$7.27

Borough Market - Inns and alleys 700 years of literature explored

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Borough Market - Inns and alleys 700 years of literature explored

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You will be taken by a qualified tour guide and London expert through the historic streets of Borough. We will find the hidden gems that only locals know. Guests will walk the streets and alleys that Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens walked and see the sites of the ancient inns that have been here since medieval times. We will visit where Dicken's father was imprisoned for debit. We will see where Chaucer's pilgrims set off on their Canterbury Tales 600 over years ago. From England's first English bible to Henry V's Falstaff Borough has played a central role in England's history. This tour is a must for those who want to understand where English literature has its roots.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$8.73
$17.45
$8.72 savings
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Borough Market Tasting Tour

Borough Market Tasting Tour

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Stroll through London's historic Borough Market to see the sights, hear the sounds, and taste the flavors there. As you stroll, listen to your guide's engaging commentary on the history of the market, which dates back more than a thousand years. Traveling with a small group means you'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.03
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What are Borough Market hours of operation?
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Borough Market hours of operation: Full market: Wed–Thurs 10am–5pm, Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 8am–5pm; Lunch market: Mon–Tues 10am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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