So you’re in London for business and you've only got two hours or maybe an afternoon of free time between meetings. On any day of the week, except for Sunday, one of our best suggestions for how to spend an afternoon in London is to visit Borough Market for a delicious tour of their specialty food stalls.
For Travelers Who Like: food and a bit of history.
Where to Go: The nearest Tube station is the London Bridge station which is on the Jubilee and Northern Lines. See the website for Borough Market’s full hours and the list of vendors.
What Makes It Special: Londoners have been buying and selling food in Borough Market for centuries. Although no one knows the exact start date, historians have dated Borough Market back at least 1,000 years and believe that it might even be older!
Borough Market is populated with hundreds of stalls full of appetizing choices. From fresh cheese to pastries, British foods to worldly delights, there is so much to try. Come hungry and stall-hop your way through, trying a little bit of everything as you go.
Borough Market is a supporter of Slow Food, a worldwide movement that encourages food productions that has a low impact on the environment and emphasizes local traditions and customs. That means this market is a place where customers can "source genuinely exceptional food from the farmer who reared the animal, the fisherman who caught the fish, and the baker who baked the bread".
Must Try: There are a couple of food stalls that you should not miss.
If you're in London on business and happen to find yourself with a spare afternoon, we recommend taking a stroll through Notting Hill. If you love beautiful architecture and Instagram-worthy moments, you'll enjoy the famous colorful doors and seeing the site of the romantic film that bears the same name.