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One of London's best places to shop for speciality foods.
History of the Borough Market
Southwark - sometimes called the Borough - is the most ancient of London areas with a history much older than the "Thorney Isle" which afterwards became Westminster. Before the Romans came, Southwark Fair Market flourished on the southern side of the river but no bridge of any kind existed to link the two banks. Aulus Plautus and his Roman legions found the market at Southwark in AD 43 on their way to sack the city, but Plautus was no writer and there was no written record until two centuries later - when Dion cassius told the story of his early Roman invasion. To cross the Thames the Romans built the first London Bridge and the Borough Market has always either been active trading on it or positioned very close to the southern end. Borough Market has survived for 20 centuries, and remains a centre of food excellence.
Traders and Produce at Borough Market
Borough Market boasts both a young succesful gourment food retail market working alongside an older established wholesale market. Plus, there are permanent tenants in properties surrounding the market. We'll be surprised if you can't find any food product here to suit your liking!
- De Gustibus bakery shop and market stalls sells a wide range of breads which are handmade using their own, unique long fermentation process and recipes for maximum flavour and keeping qualities. They are made with fully natural ingredients with no flour improvers or emulsifiers.
- Threthowan is not a name you would readily associate with a Welsh cheese, let alone an award winning one. The Threthowan family have Cornish roots, but the Threthowan Gorwydd Caerphilly is a Welsh cheese made. It is matured for two months on a 150 acre farm on the outskirts of Llanddewi Brefi village.
- Neal's Yard Dairy sells familiar cheeses, such as Cheshire (hand-made by the Appleby family) and Christmas Stilton (sold in peak condition), alongside proprietor Randolph's newer discoveries in soft cheeses. It also offers own-label cheese, youghurt, creme fraiche and fromage frais.
- A Luxury Sweet Company Burnt Sugar are makers of luxury, hand made confectionery. You will find the products, packaging and service reflect their high standards of quality.In Ravens Oak Dairy you'll find the award winning fresh and Brie-type organic cheeses from localy formed milk.
- Brown & Forrest is a small family run smokery, based in Somerset which produces the finest smoked veal and salmon as well as the whole range of delicious smoked food that includes smoked chicken, duck, lamb and trout.
And lots of other fantastic products, like wine and beers, fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, you'll find in Borough Market.
The retail market is open on Fridays from 12pm to 6pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.
Location of the Borough Market
Borough Market is situated on the south side of London Bridge Mainline Station. It's only a 5 minute walk from the station to The Market at 8 Southwark Street SE1. Transport is covered in all directions by mainline trains, Underground trains (London Bridge Station), buses (17, 501, 521, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 133, 149, 343, 381) and even boat from the River Thames.
For more information, please visit www.boroughmarket.org.uk
Whether you are coming to London specially to go to Borough Market or planning to see more of London's attractions, Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan your trip to Borough Market? You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438