Celebrate the festive season with the traders, chefs and food experts from London’s oldest Market
Festive feasting is one of the highlights of Christmas and where better to source the finest seasonal produce than London’s iconic Borough Market. The historic arches will be lit up and decked with beautiful decorations from 16th November, and from 1st December choirs and buskers will soundtrack shopping for the best meat, fish, fruit and veg, Christmas puddings, cakes, cheeses and wine for the festive table.
On 7th, 8th and 9th December a new, free three day pop up – Borough Market’s Festive Kitchen – will inspire and delight Londoners in the run up to Christmas. Guest chefs Angela Clutton, Ed Smith and Jenny Chandler will host cooking demonstrations and share festive food tips and tastings – all showcasing Borough Market independent traders’ array of seasonal produce including vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Borough Market’s popular annual tradition ‘An Evening of Cheese’ is back for 2021 as part of the world- famous produce market’s Christmas celebrations. Londoners and visitors looking for ideas for a unique Christmas cheeseboard can visit on Wednesday 15th December between 6-8pm for a chance to consult with Borough Market’s renowned cheesemongers and buy a wide range of cow, goat and sheep’s milk cheese from UK and International producers. The event will see cheese stalls spread across the Market with experts on hand to offer recommendations, advice on drinks pairings and delicious cheese recipes.
As the Market is now open on Sundays, shoppers can visit every day up until 3pm on Christmas Eve.
Throughout December, Borough Market Kitchen will be opening late on Thursdays, allowing visitors to journey around the world one bite at a time, with special delights alongside menu musts from the Market’s diverse street food traders, available until 9pm.
The Borough Market Kitchen will also be open between 10am and 5pm (Mon-Wednesday*, Saturday) and 10am-6pm (Friday) and is located in Jubilee Place, the Market’s current wholesale area.
For more information on Christmas opening times and events please visit: https://boroughmarket.org.uk/events/christmas-opening-times-2021/
Kate Howell, Director of Communications and Engagement at Borough Market, said: “We’re excited to bring back Borough Market’s sparkle and cheer this Christmas. There’s no better place to be for seasonal, sustainable food and we hope our guest chefs and independent traders will encourage shoppers to get creative with their cooking and perhaps try something a little different for their festive table – including a wonderful cheeseboard which goes beyond the traditional choices. Our traders know the story of their produce – from meat and fish to nuts, fruit and vegetables – and are looking forward to sharing the secrets of the very best of Christmas food with our customers.”
Ways to shop:
- Borough Market’s delivery and collection service, Borough Market Online, offers an alternative way for customers to access Market produce either by click and collect or via a doorstep drop delivery service for those within a 10-mile radius of the Market.
- Borough Market’s carbon neutral postal delivery service for food lovers across the UK, means that high quality food and drink from some of the Market’s best loved traders is available nationwide for a single delivery fee.