Festive feasting is one of the highlights of Christmas and where better to source the finest seasonal produce than London’s iconic Borough Market.
As in previous years, Borough Market will be extending its opening hours for Christmas to ensure every visitor has the chance to enjoy it in all its festive glory. The Market will be open every day from 4th December right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve, including Sundays.
The historic arches will be decked with beautiful decorations, local choirs will be singing carols in the Market Hall, there will be seasonal Demo Kitchens including a special appearance from the Dean of Southwark Cathedral as well as drop in Cookbook Club sessions with Angela and Ed Smith. Not forgetting the plethora of seasonal traders including mulled wine, Christmas puddings, cakes, cheeses and much more.
One of the most popular parts of Borough Market’s festive traditions is its annual ‘An Evening of Cheese’. This year anyone looking for inspiration for their Christmas cheeseboard can visit on Wednesday 11th December between 6-8pm, where Borough Market will be holding its annual late-night shopping opportunity. The evening offers customers a chance to consult with more than 20 of Borough Market’s renowned cheesemongers and get inspired to buy a wide range of cow, goat and sheep’s milk cheese from UK and International producers.
The popular event will see cheese stalls spread across the Market with experts on hand to offer recommendations for those looking to create a unique festive cheeseboard, advice on drinks pairings and delicious cheese recipes. One of Borough Market’s guest chefs will also inspire visitors with a festive cheese-based cooking demonstration in the glass fronted Market Hall’s Demo Kitchen.
Visitors to this year’s Christmas celebrations will be able to take in the newly expanded produce zone where both new and old expert traders will be selling the best fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy and baked goods across both the Green Market area, as well as Three Crown Square. There will also be the opportunity to take a break from shopping for some food in the brand new Borough Market Kitchen, where people can sit at communal tables and sample foods from 20 of the Market’s diverse food traders.
The Borough Market Kitchen will be open between 10am and 5pm (Mon-Thursday, Saturday) and 10am-6pm (Friday) and is located in Jubilee Place, the Market’s current wholesale area. Once the kitchen closes for the day, Jubilee Place will revert back to wholesale operations.