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Home to well established and world renowned Borough Market

"When walking across stunning Millennium Bridge, it always makes me feel like a tourist in my own city."

Thomas Holmes

"The tallest building in the EU, Borough Market and a stunning setting along the Thames - London Bridge has it all!"

Thomas Holmes

"I love the buzz of the City at dusk and the stunning architecture along the cityscape. It really makes me excited to live in London."

Tim Standing

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Where do Borough locals go?


Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!

The Refinery

An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.

Neal's Yard Dairy

Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.


A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

Konditor & Cook

They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!

Aqua Shard

Not a bad way to start your day with breakfast at the Shard!


A special occasion place - beautifully prepared food and stunning views.

The Thirsty Bear

The only pub where you can pull your own pints from your table! Every table also has its own iPad from which you can order drinks and food - the novelty will never wear off!

The Young Vic

A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.

The View From the Shard

A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!

Golden Hinde II

Is there anything more English than Morris dancing in front of Sir Francis Drake's galleon!?

The Clink Prison Museum

Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!

London Grind

The best coffee on a bridge! They also sell delicious cocktails and food too.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Southwark, Elephant and Castle, Kennington, City, Barbican, Bermondsey, Covent Garden, Aldgate, Westminster and Holborn

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"Looking closely at the clocks on St George the Martyr church on Borough High Street, you will notice that the clock face facing Bermondsey is black and unlit at night whilst the other are all white and illuminated. Apparently the Bermondsey parishioners were not forthcoming with their contributions to the church when it was being built!"

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Child-friendly activities near Borough

NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes Group

Del Aziz,
Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website

Object Conversations

Imperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.

Up Club-Drop In

The Unicorn Theatre
Join the Unicorn Play Club for free drop-in activities from portrait painting and potato printing to giant jenga and more! Just turn up to join. Website

Our Teacher's A Troll

Roundabout Theatre
Paines Plough and Half Moon present a family comedy in Paines Plough's award-winning pop-up theatre, Roundabout. Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny - until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp fangs and a long spiky tail. Website

Crazy Chimps

Crazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. Website

Mini Moles babies group

Museum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website

Little Moles toddlers group

Museum of London Shop
This is a fun session for children who are walking-5 years and their carers and involves hands-on creative activities, exploring the galleries, songs, stories and refreshments. Website
  1. About Borough

    In common with much of the south bank of the Thames, The Borough has seen extensive regeneration in the last decade. Borough is generally an area of mixed development, with council estates, major office developments, social housing and high value residential gated communities side by side with each other. Borough Market is a well-developed visitor attraction and has grown in size. The adjacent units have been converted and form a gastronomic focus for London. Borough High Street runs roughly north to south from London Bridge towards Elephant and Castle.

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