How to Get to Borough Market by Train 

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Written by our Web Team

7 min read | 31 May 2024

The oldest market in London, Borough Market offers international cuisines that date back centuries. The market brings together more than 100 vendors who sell fresh dishes and authentic food supplies. You can enjoy these at the market or take them home.

Here, we’ll walk you through how to get to Borough Market via train and tube. We’ll also explore what’s on at the market and some of the sights worth seeing in the local area.

Whether you’re visiting London for one day, a few days, or longer, Borough Market is a must-visit.

Why visit Borough Market? 

Borough Market is one of the biggest and most well-known produce and street food markets in the UK. The traders here make it possible for visitors to access countless British and international foods of exceptional quality.

The world-famous market has sold outstanding produce for 1,000 years. Once a wholesale market for greengrocers, it now appeals to the local London community and tourists from afar.

The market covers three areas:

  1. Three Crown Square, where you’ll find larger producers and merchants

  2. Green Market, where you’ll find small, specialist produce traders

  3. Borough Market Kitchen, where you’ll find street food providers

Several shops, bars, and restaurants also surround the market.

A gourmet sandwich at the Borough Market.

Culinary offerings to explore

Some of the many culinary offerings you’ll find at Borough Market include:

  • Middle Eastern mezze with Levantine-inspired cocktails

  • Fresh cakes, pastries, and crumbles

  • Foraged fare and handmade condiments

  • Traditional Italian gelato and natural goat’s milk ice cream

  • Sustainable Cypriot street food

  • Vegetarian food inspired by Gujarat India

  • Malaysian clay pot meals

  • Iraqi-inspired street food

  • Thai street food

Celia Brooks’ Borough Market tour

While you can explore the market at your own pace, you may prefer to join TV chef Celia Brooks for a tour. Cecilia kicks off her market walking tours with a meet and greet (drinks and nibbles included). 

From here, she takes guests around the stalls, sharing the fascinating history of the market. During the tour, she introduces the traders and explains how they make their produce.

Cecilia’s tours run on selected Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Pre-booking is essential.

Annual Evening of Cheese event

Many gather at Borough Market every year for a festive Evening of Cheese.

Led by the market’s cheesemonger community, this cheese-tasting extravaganza always proves popular. Attendees sample cheeses from across Europe and enjoy drinks from the market’s beverage traders.

Market Explorers booklets for children

Borough Market has also created a series of  Market Explorers booklets. These booklets show children how traders create or harvest their market produce.

The booklets trace the produce from field to fork and show children how to prepare food with family at home.

Access for those who have disabilities

The market is all on one ground-floor level, so those with disabilities won’t need to use lifts or stairs. There are also four accessible WCs in different locations across the market.

An array of traditional British fudges at a Borough Market stall.

Where is Borough Market?

Based at 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL, Borough Market enjoys a convenient spot in the heart of London.

Fans of Bridget Jones may already recognise the market as it’s the area outside Bridget’s flat.

How to get to Borough Market

London Bridge railway station is the nearest Borough Market train station and London Bridge is the nearest Borough Market tube station. The market sits between these two stations.

The journey from London Euston to London Bridge railway station is around 30 minutes. It’s then a six-minute walk from the London Bridge railway station to Borough Market.

Those travelling on the London Underground can take the Jubilee or Northern line to London Bridge. It’s a one-minute walk from the underground station to the market.

Other nearby underground stations include:

  • Borough: An eight-minute walk away from Borough Market

  • Monument: A nine-minute walk away from Borough Market

  • Cannon Street: A 12-minute walk away from Borough Market

Borough Market opening times

Borough Market is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It’s also open on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. During December, the market is also open on Mondays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The market will close every year from Christmas Day until the 27th of December 2024, and from the 1st to the 3rd of January 2025.

Weekends and lunchtimes can be particularly busy. You might prefer to avoid these times to enjoy a quieter stroll around the market.

An aerial view of The Shard in London.

Things to do near Borough Market

Given Borough Market’s central London location, there are plenty of nearby sights to see. Here are five attractions within a 15-minute walk.

  1. The Shard: A five-minute walk away. As Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard offers impressive 360-degree views of London’s skyline. Tickets start at £28.50.

  2. Shakespeare’s Globe: An eight-minute walk away. Seeing a play at the Globe is a great way to step back in time and enjoy some Shakespearean history. Standing tickets are £5, and you can team a play with a tour of the historic theatre.

  3. The Sky Garden: A 12-minute walk away. The Sky Garden is London’s highest garden, and it’s free to visit. It’s full of blooms, making for a peaceful morning or afternoon out.

  4. The Tate Modern: A 13-minute walk away. The Tate Modern showcases many iconic paintings and sculptures. There are also large installations from artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. It’s free to visit the art gallery.

  5. Tower Bridge: A 14-minute walk away. Explore everything at Tower Bridge, including the North Tower, Walkways, South Tower, Blue Line, and Engine Rooms that once powered the raising of London Bridge. Tickets start at £13.40.

How to get to Borough Market by train

It’s easy to reach Borough Market when you travel to London with Avanti. Some of our most popular routes to London Euston depart from Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Liverpool, and Chester.

Manchester to London

You can take a train from Manchester to London Euston in a little over two hours.

Routes from Manchester will also stop at other major stations like Stockport, Stoke-On-Trent, Milton Keynes Central, and many others along the way.

Glasgow to London

You can take a train from Glasgow Central to London Euston in just four and a half hours.

Routes from Glasgow Central stop at other key railway stations such as Carlisle, Lancaster, Birmingham New Street, Coventry, Milton Keynes Central, Watford Junction, and many other stations.

Bristol to London

You can take a train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington in little more than one and a half hours.

Routes from Bristol Temple Meads will also stop at Bath Spa, Chippenham, Swindon, Reading, and other smaller stations across the route.

Liverpool to London

You can take a train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston in under two and a half hours.

Routes from Liverpool Lime Street stop at Runcorn, Crewe, Milton Keynes Central, and London Euston.

Chester to London

You can take a train from Chester to London Euston in little more than two hours.

Routes from Chester stop at Crewe, Stafford, and London Euston.

A train waiting at the platform of Euston Overground station.

Travelling to Borough Market by train with Avanti

Now that you know how to get to Borough Market, all you need is a train ticket to London. Our trains to London make visiting the market simple and easy.

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Booking two advance tickets may work out cheaper than booking one flexible return ticket. Use the Best Fare Finder to find the most cost-effective option.

If you can’t book ahead, Off-Peak train tickets are another great way to save on fare prices. And you can save even more with a Family Fare or Railcard

You can also sign up for Club Avanti to access bonus rewards.

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