If you're thinking of booking a hotel near Borough Market, don't miss out on the chance to visit London's most famous food market offering the best of national and international food and drink
Hotels near Borough Market
And stopping near Borough Market means you won't have far to bring back all the bags of goodies you're likely to find yourself buying, including some of the world's finest wines, tea and coffee. But you can also buy a wonderful array of salamis and pâtés, cheese to die for and much more besides.
And did you know that the market is also home to a mouthwatering number of cafés, bars and restaurants serving sushi, Levantine dishes, seafood, Indian dishes, tapas and Asian cuisine?
Arts and culture
Tate Modern is just four minutes' walk from Borough Market. As well as staging major exhibitions by national and international artists, there are also has a series of themed galleries displaying a collection of art that includes Rothko's Seagram Murals, as well as work by artists such as Matisse, Mondrian, Lichtenstein and Picasso. And afterwards, browse the excellent bookshop.
Five minutes' walk from here is Shakespeare's Globe theatre, a reconstruction of the open air venue that saw the first performances of some of his greatest plays such as Hamlet and As You Like It. You can join the groundlings and stand for less than a tenner. And a new adjacent indoor theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – a reconstruction of a later Jacobean theatre – opened in 2014.
Things to see and do
Cross the Millennium Bridge from Tate Modern and take a tour of St Paul's Cathedral, Christopher Wren's masterpiece, and try out the Whispering Gallery. Hop on a tube and head to Covent Garden where you can browse shops selling top designer labels and catch some live street theatre or music.
Hire a bike from one of the automatic bike stands and cycle along the embankment of the Thames, taking in iconic sights including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and the Gherkin.
Eating and drinking
Seafood lovers should head to the Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House in Stoney Street, Borough Market, where oysters, whitebait, crab and potted shrimp are served on beer barrel tables.
Or sample The Mango Tree, a compact, traditional Indian restaurant in Redcross Way, three minutes from Borough Market where 'fresh, fresh, fresh' is the mantra.
For a great pint in a traditional pub try The Royal Oak in Tabard Street, the only London pub of the Lewes brewer Harveys, while the Wine Wharf close by Borough Market is a must for wine buffs.
Check out what's on at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Southwark Street, a 180-seat arts venue, restaurant and bar that stages plays, musicals, live music and stand-up comedy.
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