London's Larder

Whether you're in need of a quick snack or trying to grocery shop for a week, Borough Market has everything a London gourmand needs.

The capital's oldest food market, Borough is open year-round and features dozens of stalls hawking everything from fresh produce to cured meats, pressed ciders to just-baked bread. Just imagine the smells—if you weren't hungry when you got here, you will be soon.

The market is divided into four main areas: Crown Square, Green Market, Jubilee Market (where the annual Christmas market is held), and the shops and restaurants that surround the market on Stoney Street, Park Street, and Bedale Street. Leave enough time to wander through them all.

Borough is open just for lunch Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The full market is open on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's an easy walk from the London Bridge tube station, and once you're that far into southeast London, you might as well stop by the Tate Modern when you've finished at the market. If you're not too full, that is.

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by Liv Combe
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