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Shopping during lockdown

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An updated user’s guide to shopping at Borough Market in the November lockdown

From Thursday 4th November, in line with the new government guidelines, Borough Market will be open for essential food shopping but all hospitality venues will be closed, apart from those offering takeaway meals.

1) Our team are on hand to help manage the flow, keep visitors a safe distance apart and answer any questions. Please follow their instructions closely.

2) Entrances, exits and passageways need to be kept clear.

3) Please leave the site to consume the food you’ve bought.

4) If we’re busy, you may be asked to queue to enter the Market, so please be patient. Saturday is our busiest day by far, so come during the week if you want a quicker, quieter shopping experience.

5) We are actively encouraging visitors to cycle here. You can either secure your bike at one of the racks provided around the Market, or else push it around while you shop.

6) In addition, our traders will be wearing face coverings and/or have protective screens in place.

7) Face masks must be worn in all shops, including the Borough Market Store, enclosed spaces and cafes where you are taking food away. In our outdoor spaces, they are encouraged but not required. If you don’t have a mask, our team will happily provide one.

8) Please pay with cards if at all possible.

9) Please try not to pick up and put down items of produce. Wash any uncovered purchases when you get home, and—of course—wash your hands thoroughly before and during cooking.

10) Hand sanitiser is available throughout the Market, and we also have several handwashing stations. We would particularly encourage you to use these just after you arrive and just before you leave.


Our delivery service, Borough Market Online, offers an alternative way for customers to access Market produce. The option of a doorstep drop service allows it to be received without contact with couriers.

The majority of our traders are now operating as usual in the Market. Below is a daily breakdown of which areas of Borough Market are open. For a map of the Market, click here

Three Crown Square – main produce Market area.
Green Market – located off Bedale Street (by Southwark Cathedral).
Borough Market Kitchen in Jubilee Place – located off Winchester Walk (north of the main produce Market area).

Monday: 
Three Crown Square: fruit & vegetables, dairy, baked goods, fish & seafood, meat, poultry & game, dry goods, spices, preserves & codiments, oils & vinegars.
Estates: Various cafés, restaurants and bars open surrounding the Market for takeaway food (please refer to individual trader listings for more).
 
Tuesday: 
Three Crown Square: fruit & vegetables, dairy, baked goods, fish & seafood, meat, poultry & game, dry goods, spices, preserves & codiments, oils & vinegars.
Estates: Various cafés, restaurants and bars open surrounding the Market for takeaway food (please refer to individual trader listings for more).
 
Wednesday: 
Three Crown Square: fruit & vegetables, dairy, baked goods, fish & seafood, meat, poultry & game, dry goods, spices, preserves & codiments, oils & vinegars.
Green Market: confectionery, dry goods, baked goods, drinks, some hot food.
Estates: Various cafés, restaurants and bars open surrounding the Market for takeaway food (please refer to individual trader listings for more).
 
Thursday: 
Three Crown Square: fruit & vegetables, dairy, baked goods, fish & seafood, meat, poultry & game, dry goods, spices, preserves & codiments, oils & vinegars.
Green Market: confectionery, dry goods, baked goods, drinks, some hot food.
Borough Market Kitchen in Jubilee Place: hot food (for consumption off site) – please refer to individual trader listings for more.
Estates: Various cafés, restaurants and bars open surrounding the Market for takeaway food (please refer to individual trader listings for more).
 
Friday: 
Three Crown Square: fruit & vegetables, dairy, baked goods, fish & seafood, meat, poultry & game, dry goods, spices, preserves & codiments, oils & vinegars.
Green Market: confectionery, dry goods, baked goods, drinks, some hot food.
Borough Market Kitchen in Jubilee Place: hot food (for consumption off site) – please refer to individual trader listings for more.
Estates: Various cafés, restaurants and bars open surrounding the Market for takeaway food (please refer to individual trader listings for more).
 
Saturday: 
Three Crown Square: fruit & vegetables, dairy, baked goods, fish & seafood, meat, poultry & game, dry goods, spices, preserves & codiments, oils & vinegars.
Green Market: confectionery, dry goods, baked goods, drinks, some hot food.
Borough Market Kitchen in Jubilee Place: hot food (for consumption off site) – please refer to individual trader listings for more.
Estates: Various cafés, restaurants and bars open surrounding the Market for takeaway food (please refer to individual trader listings for more).
 
Sunday: the Market is closed.