Borough Market

Do you love a nibble?

I love a nibble.

There’s just nothing better than getting to try lots of things, rather than just one dish.

Supposedly it’s primal. We’re programmed to want to eat as many different foods as possible. When we leave our caves and go out hunting, our body drives us to consume a variety of things, to get as many different nutrients as possible. I hear that’s why you always have room for pudding, even when you’re full. Your body wants you to consume fat and sugar, so it can store them as fat incase times get hard.

Well, whatever the reason, my heart swells at the idea of a good smorgasbord. It flutters at the prospect of tapas. And it goes bananas at the very mention of a food market.

Especially one as epic as Borough Market.

I went down on a weekend, dragging two of my favourite people along.

Phoebe & my gent… who amused himself playing pap for the morning.

My Gilet // Shirt // Jeans // Loafers // Sunnies

Phoebe’s Dress // Boots // Hat // Bag (30% off Prada)

If you’re a foodie, Borough Market is heaven.

They have everything you could possibly wish for.

From grocery stalls, piled high with fresh produce…

…To artisanal bakeries…

…deli shops…

…and, most importantly, street food stalls.

Chefs and vendors from around the globe sell their wares.

Big steaming pots of goodness, all waiting to be devoured by the hungry crowd of punters.

Happy as a couple of clams!

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Shucking good oysters, deserve to be followed with some great cheese. Just cut it caerphilly.

Is that a gouda photo or what?!

We washed down our gigantic German hot dogs with a round of bucks fizz (mimosas to you ‘mericans) and pimms.

I made the most delicious of friends.

And we followed our noses to the raclette stall.

Here they melt layers of cheese, before scraping it off into ribbons of molten cheese, poured all over potatoes.

The smell alone is enough to have you rolling your eyes and wiping drool from your chin.

The salt beef sandwiches are another winner.

Generously stuffed by chirpy, chatty girls.

There aren’t many people I’d share a sandwich this good with, but Watson is one of them.

Don’t go thinking there’s just food.

There’s wine, flowers, homewears and trinkets too.

But yea… it’s mostly food & booze. Which is fine by me!

If you’re a Londoner I’m sure you’ve been already, so you wont need telling that it is well worth a visit.

It’s the ideal spot for anyone who loves their food, likes a good adventure and enjoys taking a few snaps.

They’re open for lunch on Monday & Tuesday, and all day Weds through Saturday.

Get all the details here, and go hungry! You’ll want to try the lot!

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  • You just can’t beat a good food market. Plus you walk from stall to stall so thats exercise right?!

    What filter do you use on your photos?

    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • Raclette is definitely my favourite thing of all at Borough Market. Love these photos too!

    24 Hours From Home – Travel, Adventures and Beauty

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I’ve read & heard quite a bit about Borough Market & I live nowhere in London. At least I have a list of must sees & must-dos for a time I do come πŸ˜‰

    xx, Ada
    http://www.adaatude.com

  • Good to hear that what I thought was pathological greed is actually just an evolutionary adaptation πŸ™‚ I shall continue piling my plates high with loads of different foods! My Dad used to work right by the Borough market and could go for lunch whenever he wanted which makes me sick with jealousy. I love the atmosphere there, you’ve captured it brilliantly – and the picture of the cocker spaniel has absolutely stolen my heart! xxx
    Lucy @ la-lingua.blogspot.com

  • wow that market looks incredible!!! might need to use my day off for Columbus day tomorrow to visit some Boston farmers markets, although I’ve never seen a cowheart tomato like that here!

    xS

    SundayswithStephanie.blogspot.com

  • I know there are more nibble-worthy foods in this post but I was wowed by the “cow heart tomato” in the first few pics! I mean, I’m living on the central coast of California and thought we had some pretty bossy tomatoes but that thing is a beast. And I bet it tastes great. I totally want to crush it in my kitchen.

    Also, your blow-out was particularly badass today. Thanks for the post!

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog.

  • Emily Kalbun

    What a fun time! I just love an open air market and never miss one when me and my family travel abroad. Phoebe looks really pretty and I love that hat! The food is glistening and the photos are really quite good. Good job on your boyfriend πŸ˜€
    best
    Em

  • Those oysters look delicious and those drinks look sooo nice and refreshing! Beautiful pictures!

    Sophia // sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • Holy Moly Rosie, all of the food looks utterly divine. Best #foodporn for a monday morning. Licked the screen a couple of times.
    Rosie x
    http://www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au

  • Borough Market was always one of my favorite haunts while I was living in London! Both the food and the people watching are amazing!!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.wordpress.com/

  • Blablici

    I didn’t know where to go with my friend tomorrow, thanks god I’ve got you ❀
    Love your blog, I live in Notting Hill too, so I really hope one day I’ll meet you and Custard πŸ˜€

  • Oh my goodness, yum! This looks and sounds like quite a delicious experience – I will have to add it to the list the next time I am in town!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • This looks amazingly fun! Seems really similar to the Seattle Pike Street Market! I would love that sandwich right now!!! Delish!

  • chantelle

    Ohhhh goodness doesn’t this look like a ton of fun!? Definitely need to find one in Chicago!

  • The Borough Markets was one of my favourite places when I visited London, having so much food to choose from was an absolute dream! Your sandwiches look so delicious!

    Bramble & Thorn

  • helloimsiobhan

    Next time you’re in the SF area, you should definitely pop into the Ferry Building Marketplace which has a real similar vibe to this, but obviously ‘Merican. There’s a meat shop (Boccalone) that does these real yummy meat cones (you can choose your variety) and right next door is Cow Girl Creamery where you can get lots of grilly cheeses on toasties. (http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/) I think you’d quite enjoy it!

  • Did you go for the 1000th anniversary celebrations recently? Still boggles my mind that something can be that old and still in operation!

  • Seriously obsessed with your vest and phoebe’s boots! And major envy you have markets like these, I’ve been dying for one in D.C. I hear Eatly in New York is comparable though! Have you been??

    WhiskedAway.co

  • Borough Market was my very, very, VERY favorite spot in London! I went three times in the span of two months πŸ™‚ I went crazy for the grilled cheese from Kappacasein and Monmouth coffee of course! Also, Rosie, your hair is looking particularly swingy in this post!
    http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com

  • Sunshine Chloe

    Borough Market is the best place is South London and Phoebe’s hat is stunning.

  • Samantha Bei

    I finally have a scientific reason for why I practically need to order everything off of a menu besides me being indecisive! Borough Market looks like foodie heaven. I wish I had a place like this near me

    http://www.thefoxandtheclown.com

  • andrealeighj

    That looks fantastic! Foodie heaven!

    http://www.redwinelipstick.wordpress.com

  • I absolutely love the idea of just going on a food tasting adventure like this! You should really come to Malaysia, and taste all the different type of food we have here, you’ll love! We have literally all kinds of food; be it Malay food, Chinese food, Indian food, they’re all delish!!

    Rosie, hit us up if you ever drop by Malaysia πŸ˜‰

    Love from Malaysia,
    ATICALEEN

  • I need to go to Borough Market. I’ve never been, but I keep seeing so many photos popping up of it that I really need to get going haha!
    Have a great week!
    xo April Everyday

  • ninegrandstudent

    I adore Borough Marke, was there this Saturday and could have spent all day there. I love Spice Mountain, and the fantastic selection of mushrooms you can buy. Oh, the street food guy sells a good polenta too, and I have heard Pieminster is amazing. The potted game stall is delicious as it sounds…

    http://ninegrandstudent.co.uk

  • Georgia Christakis

    Love Borough Market! I always try to get out there when I’m in London, and every time I find a new delicious stall. Can’t wait to try those glorious beef sandwiches!

  • Mmmm delicious πŸ™‚ My stomach is grumbling.

  • This looks like a place I need to visit next time in London, it looks great!

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  • I loved this post, because I adore Borough Market, and I’m not just saying this because I’m one of their columnists!

    Though, can I note that unfortunately if you work a 9-5 job you’re stuck visiting on a Saturday, but otherwise avoid going at the weekend as it is at its most crazy! I find Friday mornings are the best time for a shop, wander & an early lunch. You might also spot some of your favourite chefs shopping and filming at that time; my favourite ‘spot’ was Yotam Ottolenghi one week!

  • Those photos are incredible! It looks a little bit like Pikes Place Market, which is in Seattle where I grew up. I love a good market!

    Always, Anita

  • Amy

    Those spritzers look fab! I love borough market for people watching, and stocking up on herbs and veggies. It is right down the road from my office so the temptation every lunchtime is outrageous…
    Amy x
    http://www.upanddowninsurreyandlondon.com

  • Everything looks beyond amazing!

    xoxo, S

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  • Queenie Lee

    This looks so good! I’m totally with you about wanting to try lots of things, rather than just having one main dish! If only I could find somewhere that does cheap/decent tapas πŸ˜‰ xxx

    http://peanutbutterandmussels.com/

  • I haven’t been to borough market for years! and this post has inspired me to want to go back again x

  • I love Borough Market. My parents took me there a few years ago and they had watermelon juice (pretty much the only place in the UK where I’ve seen it!). My boyfriend is a chef and he’s never been so I keep meaning to take him!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • ah I’ve always wanted to visit Borough market, now looking at your photos makes me want to go even more. It looks amazing, and what a selection of lovely food.

    Jess x
    http://www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

  • Gorgeous photos! I just adore Borough Market, and your post reminds me I need to go back soon! That sandwich looks incredible!

  • good thing I sat down with a cup of tea, this post is making me hungry!! πŸ™‚

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

  • OMG! I am literally salivating at the screen. This looks like foodie heaven (although the Oysters made me wretch!!). That raclette cheese looked the dogs…

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • julesinabox

    I’m a bit of a Market-freak I woulnd’t mind spending a whole afternoon walking around one. Two weeks ago we traveled to London for a few day and we found the Borough Market “by accident” went we lost our way to the tate modern, best accident ever!

    Jules.- http://www.thekiwidiaries.com

  • It’s just foodie heaven isn’t it. Those prosecco coolers look gorgeous.
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

  • Yess! Loved Borough Market and went a few times during my year in London. Can’t beat the smell! Haha.

  • The slow pace

    That is my favourite spot in London, hands down!! It could be my favourite market after Rialto in Venice. We’ are travelling to London in November and I think we’ll be heading to Borough Market straight from the airport!!! Pastrami sandwiches be prepared!!!
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  • Steph Marston

    Great photos! I love Borough Market but it is always so busy and bustling that I find it hard to capture! My favourite place is this tiny little falafel stand next to a big Lebanese place where you can buy a huge falafel/hummous/salad wrap for Β£4! Steph x
    http://www.stephstyle.com/

  • This look fab! Love the hat. Rose, I know you are naturally dark skinned but do you ever use a fake tan as a top up? If so which one please?? xx

    http://primeministeroffun.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lovely pictures πŸ™‚

    I’m running a “Naked pallet” giveaway, if you’re interested, check this link:

    little taste of heaven

  • KLG_Hair

    I LOVE Borough Market, such wonderful smells, sights and tastes. Perfect for a wander around and picking up some yummy ingredients.
    x

  • Zoe

    Awesome pictures! I love Borough Market! πŸ™‚
    http://devilreturnsprada.wordpress.com/

  • I’ve heard a lot about Borough Market, but this post was the breaking straw! Definitely bookmarked for my next time in London πŸ™‚ http://theanti-tourist.blogspot.com/

  • Kristy

    Always love your gifs, and you’re hair looks amazing!

    http://www.adoptedsisters.com

  • Queenie

    I work in Borough Market, and can’t believe I didn’t get to see you! Come visit us again soon πŸ™‚

  • My oh my I miss living near London!

    The Prawn Pad Thai from the Thai street food stall is to one of the best I’ve ever had, and we tried the most beautiful goats cheese ice cream while we were there too. My friend got chatting to the dried meats lady and came away with about 20 different varieties! Such a fun day out.

    Rosie x

    http://www.rosebudbakes.wordpress.com

  • Your photography is always gorgeous and so are your outfits. Have a lovely day x

    Louise
    http://louiseplace.com

  • Little Miss Hungry

    I live just around the corner! Rosie you have perfectly captured possibly my favourite place in the world, I’ve been going there since I was a child! My favourites are the oak smoked sun blushed tomatoes from the Isle of Wight tomato stall, the portuguese custard tarts and the truffley mushroom pate from Tartufaia Truffles, oh and the tartlets from Artisan foods! I have to do a post on this too!!

  • Making me homesick for lovely London – at least I have La Boqueria in Barcelona!

  • theblondeetiquetteuk

    It’s homeware, not homewear.

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    I love borough market, I go up there so often; the testers alone fill me up!


    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/origins-ginzing-energy-boosting.html

  • They always have the most amazing produce! x

    http://my–socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    oh yum! this looks like an awesome trip!

    ladies in navy

  • The pictures all look really lovely. The market looks really lovely and I will try and visit as soon as possible!
    Love,
    Svenja

  • Looks like my kind of a place. The food looks amazing!

  • zoe

    A friend and I just got back from a New York arts trip with our college and I begged her to venture down to Jacks Wife Freda, the Bees Knees and of course Shake Shack on your recommendation. They completely made our trip. So yummy! We definitely ate and drank our weight in good food and coffee. Much love x

  • Looks like a fun weekend! The food looks divine, very french with the raclete!

    http://rosibelle-cestlavie.blogspot.com/

  • I love Borough Market! I used to go there every Friday during my lunch break at work. Lovely photos Rosie!

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  • I love the borough-market, especially the smoothie stalls when one went a little to hard the night before. I myself will be in London next month so I hope some of you can drop by for a read! Something for everyone

    http://longmondays.wordpress.com/

  • Anne Borup MΓΈller

    Didn’t know about this (how did THAT happen?!) – I’ll be visiting next time I’m in London. Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura

    Wow you’ve made me so hungry!

    Never seen that cheese on potatoes thing before but it looks incred!

    http://www.whatlauradoesnext.co.uk

  • Karen F

    I love this post! It’s great that you can grab a yummy drink while you shop.

  • Eleanor Humphries

    Wow it looks so amazing, need to visit! x
    eleanor’s adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  • Those potatoes with melted cheese makes me want to book the next flight to London!!

  • Mmm mmm mmmmmmmmm, I’d like one of those brisket sandwiches perleeease! xxx

    moseye.wordpress.com

  • Amanda Moss

    Looks delicious! Don’t know how I’d choose what to buy! xx

    http://www.fashiontalegirl.blogspot.co.uk

  • Borough Market is the best, isn’t it! SOO much good food and produce πŸ™‚

    http://dimshum.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/borough-market-london/

  • Such great photos! I love Borough Market – last time I was there I tried goats cheese ice cream!

    http://www.countrymouse.me

  • When I went there this summer I felt like I found my heaven! x http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl

  • Borough Market is my all time favorite spot in London! I wish I could go back right now!

    http://www.RompWorthy.com

  • That looks like an amazing market!! I would love to go one day. You are so stunning Rosie! I love Phoebe’s bag!

    http://www.theroadtothere.me/

  • Wow, that looks like an amazing place to spend the day! That’s food looks so good, my mouth is watering. Such a greta way to spend quality time with your favourites and do something you love. Great post Rosie!

    xx
    Hannah

    chronicleofagirl.wordpress.com

  • Katie Brigstock

    I worked near here recently and found myself at these food stalls every lunchtime! just so tempting!!
    Katie xx

    http://www.katieskitchenjournal.com

  • Anna

    I’ve been there a couple of times during my visit to London!! Unfortunately there’s only so much one can eat…and they all look so delicious!!

  • Ahh, my absolute fave in London!

    Have you tried Brindisa’s chorizo burger, Gelateria 3 Bis’ pistachio ice cream and Konditor & Cook’s brownies? They are divine!

    Lil x
    http://www.lingyeungb.com/borough-market-food-heaven/

  • Jannah

    The grilled cheese at the raclette stand (you have to stand in a different line!) is out.of.this.world. Get there early since they often run out in the afternoon (it is that scrummy!)

  • In love with your gilet! Really makes your outfit in these pictures!

    Liz
    http://www.liztheaustinite.com

  • Beany Elarte

    That’s so funny – the guy with the skull tattoo served me on Saturday and I had a good chat with the guy behind the paella pans!

  • saradujour

    I love posts like these, where we get to see parts of the city that we non-Londoners wouldn’t otherwise be privy to! πŸ™‚

    Lovely job!

    -Sara
    http://www.saradujour.me

  • those salted beef sandwiches look unreal!

    What would we do without photographer boyfriends hey!

    will def be checking this place out!

    Mollie xxxx
    http://www.molliebylett.com

  • Borough Market looks like a dream, everything looks soooo delicious! Can’t wait to make it to London one day soon πŸ™‚

  • Ebony

    Hi Rosie, What day did you go to the markets? I think I went there on a weekend ages ago and there was not many food stalls open. Love your photos, can’t wait to visit there again!

  • Hi Rosie! Always love your blog and instagram. I’m a travel editor for Fodor’s Travel based in NYC and I’m heading to London in a few weeks for WTM (world travel market), staying at Portobello House in Notting Hill, which I believe is in your hood…? Any good restaurant/nightlife recs? Would love to have some hot spots to report back to this side of the pond. Thanks in advance!

    xx Perrie
    http://instagram.com/perriehartz http://www.fodors.com/our-team/bio/perrie-hartz

    ps. definitely added Borough Market to the list!

  • Mary

    Those potatoes made me drool. The grilled cheese from Borough is to die for!

  • My brother lives next to Borough market and once picked me up one of those jars of truffle honey you’ve pictured. It’s amazing! I always pop to the market when I go and see him πŸ™‚

    http://www.myfroley.com

  • I love love LOVE borough market, it’s my favourite place in London and I had the most amazing Mille Feuille from one of the stalls – perfection!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Lauren Hughes

    I can’t believe I used to walk through here at 6am every morning without realizing what I was missing out on! The food looks soo amazing, absolute cheese heaven… xo

    http://www.hikinginheels.co.uk

  • gina

    love borough market, love that frenchie, love that you have your very own pap! http://thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/borough-market-and-southbank.html

  • That food market looks incredible, I can hear my stomach rumbling at the thought of it!
    http://www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.co.uk

  • Mrs Cumberbatch

    Absolutely in love with Phoebe’s dress but the link doesn’t work!! Anybody have a link that works/name?? Thanks!

  • User Champ

    Love the pics – I did a similar set here:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/125137791@N02/sets/72157644544715360/

    Amazing how we don’t seem to have taken many of the same shots…

  • Borough’s an oldie (apparently a thousand years old!) but a serious goodie! The salt beef sandwich is my favourite. So’s the pulled pork sandwich. And the raclette. And the Bread Ahead doughnuts. It’s possible to put on several pounds in one trip, I reckon πŸ™‚ Apparently there’s a new stall there selling goat meat – sounds weird, but apparently it’s incredible! Loving the slightly grainy quality of these photos – your mister is one excellent pap! x

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

  • Borough Market is always at the top of my list when I’m visiting London. It’s been a year since my last visit and I hope to be back soon for some mulled wine and tasty treats!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Haven’t been in ages, but your post has brought back some epically awesome memories!!

    Rxx

    http://www.peppermintdolly.wordpress.com

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