Tourists in Philadelphia visit the Reading Terminal Market, but what can travelers find in London? Borough Market is one of the most popular tourist attractions located at the Southwark end of London Bridge, and has existed in various forms for nearly a millennium.
The exact start date of the market’s beginning is unknown, but has a history that dates all the way back to the year 1014.
As London’s oldest existing market, Borough offers street food from across the globe as well as British and international produce. The market is bustling with visitors from all over the world and each year attracts over 16 million people.
Jill Wattron of Texas explains why she enjoys coming to Borough Market.
“I just love the atmosphere about it, honestly,” says Wattron. “I love farmer’s markets.”
Borough is a place that appeals to a global community. Not only do people from across the pond come to London to visit the market, but from other parts of Europe as well.
Pamela Melotti, a 10-year Borough Market employee from Italy, shared a little bit about her product called “drunk cheeses.”
“Well we do drunk cheeses, they’re all aged or refined with alcohol. They’re all Italian so made with red wine, white wine, beer, sweet wine, so they’re quite a niche product, unique cheeses,” she says.
A must-see for locals and tourists, Borough Market is a place defined by its diversity and ever-growing nature.