Borough has long been synonymous with food markets and as far back as the 11th century, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock. In the 13th century traders were relocated to what is now Borough High Street and a market has existed there ever since.
Borough Market is London’s most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce. It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat - chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks and people who just happen to love eating and drinking. But it’s not just the sheer quality of the food on offer that makes Borough Market special – it is also about the people and the place. In 1755, the market was closed by Parliament, but a group of Southwark residents raised £6,000 to buy a patch of land known locally as The Triangle, once the churchyard of St Margaret’s, and reopened the market. The Triangle, where you’ll find Northfield Farm and Furness Fish and Game, is still at the heart of the market today. The market still feeds this core community and has grown to over 100 individual stalls.
Alongside the original fruit, vegetables, bakers and butchers we now sell a huge variety of British and international produce. All of our traders share a love of food and many of them make, grow or rear the produce they sell so now, just as in 1755, our customers know exactly where their shopping has come from.
Celebrate France's national day, with the Bastille Festival at Borough Market and Bankside. Say bonjour and bienvenue to Central London's largest free 13th of July festivities. Discover an extravaganza of all things French, with a focus on food, art, theatre and film, ending in a traditional open air party.
Celebrating the storming of the Bastille and the birth of La Republique in 1789, this Bastille Festival also revels in the long-standing ties between England and France. Expect wine tastings, a boules tournament and the unique Waiters' Race. Not to mention special menus, creative workshops, cycling activities and more, at this one-day celebration.