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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
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$82.15
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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
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$209.81
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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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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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$123.92
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Borough Market and beyond

Borough Market and beyond

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While Borough Market is firmly on the tourist trail, I will show you the hidden history that not even the locals know. Starting from the famous market we will wander and discover the heroes and villains that makes Borough such an amazing place. Behind the waterfront, with Tate Modern and the Global, there is a maze of streets, with 2,000 years of history to uncover. We will hear about Shakespeare and his rivals, who inspired Dickens and Bankside's dark side! An excellent way to find out more about this amazing part of London, with a qualified London tour guide. Guarantee only small groups, meeting Covid-19 safety measures and away from the crowds in the quiet backstreets. This is a family friendly tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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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
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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
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$206.00
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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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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
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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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Magic of Film Themed Virtual Tour of London

Magic of Film Themed Virtual Tour of London

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Go on a Magic of Film themed walking tour of London. Get sorted into teams and test your film knowledge. Starting in Soho, we wend our way through Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and many more stops - each with its own showbiz backstory! Walk in the footsteps of your favorite actors and screenwriters around the cinematic world of London. Your guide is a movie enthusiast, armed with weird and wonderful film trivia. Meet your guide in Soho, where you will be put into teams - prepare to have your movie knowledge tested in our Silverscreen Quiz! There are several other games along the way with fabulous prizes to be won. Visit the sites that inspired the movies, from Hitchcock’s classics and silent film, all the way through to Bond, Marvel movies and romcoms. PLEASE NOTE ALL TOUR TIMES ARE SET TO TIME ZONE BST
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  • 1 hour
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Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

Small-Group River Thames Bike Tour

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Explore the main attractions along London’s central riverside on this half-day Thames River bike tour. On this small-group excursion, see the world-famous sites that flank the river, including Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, cross the Tower Bridge and indulge in international delicacies at Borough Market. As you ride, enjoy interesting commentary about the city's rich and extensive history. 
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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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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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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$256.19
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London Borough Market Food Tour with a Professional Chef

London Borough Market Food Tour with a Professional Chef

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the foods of London during a food walking tour with Dan, a London chef. Your walking food tour will take you through the iconic London Borough Market and South Bank areas to visit some of the most iconic spots. Borough Market is Britain’s most renowned and oldest food market, an absolute treat for any food lover visiting London! During your tour, walk through the many stalls heaped with fresh produce, cheese, gourmet food and beautiful patisseries. Hear about the history of the market as you stop at a few stalls to sample food - you'll sample oysters from the UK's top oystermen; pastries from a respected local bakery; handmade pork pies from a famous local butcher; cheeses from a local cheesemonger; chocolates from a well-known cacao importer; and of course, wash it all down with a pint of real ale in a British pub. Dan is eager to help people learn about and fall in love with the British food he grew up eating and is so passionate about.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.00
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South London Food Tour With A Local: Borough Market, Southbank & London Bridge

South London Food Tour With A Local: Borough Market, Southbank & London Bridge

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Enjoy a fully personalized half-day tasting tour around London, customized to your tastes and preferences. Sample up to eight savory and sweet British delicacies, from Cumberland sausages and artisanal chocolates to traditional jellied eel, as you explore the city on foot. Possible stops include baked goods at Borough Market, a classic roast at the Southbank Centre, or a British craft beer or ale on Charles Street.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.64
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Private Tour Tilbury/London: the garden at 120 – Greenwich area – Borough market

Private Tour Tilbury/London: the garden at 120 – Greenwich area – Borough market

London as you have never seen it! Starting our tour at The Garden at 120, from this rooftop garden located at 120 Fenchurch Street you can enjoy excellent views to the South, East and West of London. GREENWICH is our next stop. Home to the Meridian Line, The O2 arena, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory. Dominated by the gleaming towers of Canary Wharf is Isle of Dogs. The area remains proud of its working-class Dockland roots. Following a small walk we will head to Tower Bridge and St Katherine’s Dock where you can enjoy a pint of English beer. Pay attention to your guide, she/he has loads of interesting stories to tell. If you are a food lover Borough market is the place to visit. This foodie paradise offers visitors the opportunity to browse stalls heaped with fresh produce. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants where to choose from. Please note!! This program can be changed depending on the weather conditions. MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$415.81
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Borough Market Self-Guided Food Tour

Borough Market Self-Guided Food Tour

Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tour of the Borough Market! Join restaurant critic and Masterchef judge William Sitwell, along with local food enthusiast Pip, as they take you on a culinary exploration of London's oldest and best-known food market. The walk explores a variety of cuisines and the intertwined food cultures, while also giving you a peek into the history of the market. You'll discover Borough Market's fascinating history of tensions and redevelopment which has created a wonderful spirit of enterprise behind this thriving, diverse community.
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  • 55 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.95
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4 Hour Tour Borough Market and Tower Of London (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour Borough Market and Tower Of London (With Private Guide)

We provide luxury transport with a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide who knows London better than anyone. We offer tours for every occasion to ensure you have an amazing experience during your stay in London. If a tour is cancelled 7 days or less before it is scheduled, 50% of the fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable.
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  • 4 hours
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$1,215.91
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4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and Borough Market (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and Borough Market (With Private Guide)

We provide luxury transport with a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide who knows London better than anyone. We offer tours for every occasion to ensure you have an amazing experience during your stay in London. If a tour is cancelled 7 days or less before it is scheduled, 50% of the fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.54
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Borough Market - Inns and alleys 700 years of literature explored

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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$18.32
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Harry Potter London Bus Tour of Film Locations in London

Harry Potter London Bus Tour of Film Locations in London

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Experience the world of wizardry on a tour of London's Harry Potter filming locations. Cruise through the city by coach to visit cinematic landmarks such as Number 12, Grimmauld Place, Diagon Alley and Platform 9¾. Along the way, enjoy insider stories about the making of the Harry Potter films and visit famous locations that inspired the epic series.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.77
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Full Day London Private Classic Tour

Full Day London Private Classic Tour

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Optimize your time in the British capital on a private full-day tour, zipping between landmarks by traditional black cab for an authentic London experience. Discover iconic highlights such as the London Eye, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace and enjoy plenty of stops for pictures or a closer look. Benefit from your guide’s personalized recommendations to add additional stops according to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$730.98
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London Private Tour A Tale of Two Cities

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London Private Tour A Tale of Two Cities

See all the iconic sights of London and more from the comfort of one of the Capitals biggest and instantly recognisable icons, a London Black Cab! I can accomodate up to 6 prople With your Ultimate Bespoke London Highlights tour we will travel through time going back to the city's Roman roots, through the Medieval period right up to the modern day, taking in the major sights of St. Pauls, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace plus some lesser known places. Take some time out to have a break in a traditional London Riverside pub Throughout the whole tour my aim will be to keep everything light hearted, fun and memorable on each of the places we visit. We will not be confined to the taxi, and as opportunities arise, we can always stop for those much wanted photo opportunities and at times perhaps a small stroll to the more advantageous spots. Please remember this tour can be totally bespoke and therefore totally tailored to your requirements
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  • 7 hours
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$724.02
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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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