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What Covid-19 restrictions are in place at Borough Market?

Borough Market remains open as an essential retailer, with social distancing measures in place. Stalls in The Borough Market Kitchen, as well as our restaurants and cafes, are restricted to selling non-alcoholic drinks and takeway food in sealed containers. Food or drink must not be consumed anywhere on the site. Masks are mandatory in all parts of the Market. Read our guide to shopping during the pandemic.


When is Borough Market open?

We are open Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays and some public holidays. Not all traders are present on all days, but there is still plenty of choice throughout the week. Click here to find a full list of opening times.

Some of the surrounding restaurants and cafes are open on Sundays for takeaway food and drinks.


How accessible is Borough Market?

The Market’s public spaces are laid out on a single ground-floor level, so have no lifts or stairs. However, a few of our restaurant buildings are multi-storey.

More information on accessibility can be found on our Visit us page.


Does Borough Market have public toilets?

Public toilets (including accessible toilets) are open during trading hours for customer use, located in Three Crown Square, Borough Market Kitchen and the Market Hall.


Can I park at Borough Market?

No, but there are numerous car parks within a short walking distance, including Union Car Parks and Snowsfields NCP.


Is Borough Market in the Congestion Charge zone?

Yes, it is. For rates and how to pay please refer to the TfL website.


Are there bike racks in Borough Market?

Bike racks can be found in the Green Market and on Stoney Street near the Black & Blue restaurant. Bikes, scooters and rollerskates must not be ridden through the Market.


Can I smoke at Borough Market?

No, the whole Market is a smoke-free zone.


Are dogs allowed at the Market?

Yes, as long as they are kept on a lead or carried at all times. Avoid very busy times and never leave the dogs unattended. Some restaurants, bars and stores may not allow pets inside, so please check beforehand.


Can I hire a space for private events and functions?

In line with government advice, venue hire applications are currently not being accepted. We hope to resume venue hire in the near future.


How can I become a Borough Market trader?

We are accepting applications for new Traders. Traders are selected through a clearly defined application process. Applicants must show a strong commitment to sustainability, and all products need to pass a rigorous taste test. Click here for details.


Who owns Borough Market?

Borough Market is an independent institution owned by a charitable trust and run by a board of volunteer trustees.


Do you run food tours?

The Market is not running any official tours at the moment. If you would like to bring a group to visit, please email [email protected]. We will provide information on group sizes, the best times to visit and where to pick up useful market literature.


Can I film or take photographs at Borough Market?

If you are looking to film or take photographs for professional purposes, you will need to contact us in advance. Please email [email protected] to make the necessary arrangements.


I’m a journalist. Who should I contact with my questions?

Please contact [email protected]. We will get back to you as quickly as we can.


How do I make a complaint?

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the service at Borough Market, you can make a complaint by emailing [email protected] or writing to:

Borough Market Public Relations, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL

Please provide us with full details of your complaint along with full contact details and preferred method of contact. Anonymous complaints will not be investigated.

We will confirm receipt, and then aim to provide a full response within 15 working days. If you are unhappy with the response, your complaint will be escalated to the managing director, who will aim to respond within 20 working days. If the nature of your complaint means that these timeframes cannot be met, we will keep you informed.