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Friends of Borough Market

Become a Founding Member to help support the Market’s work

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Become a founding member of the Friends of Borough Market

The Friends of Borough Market is a scheme for regular shoppers who, during what is a challenging time for this historic institution and its family of independent traders, want to contribute to sustaining our important charitable work and maintaining our vital public spaces.

By signing up as a Founding Member, you will be helping us keep these important functions going, while also joining a community of food lovers who are invested in shopping at the Market and supporting our traders.

As a thank you, you will receive a membership card that will allow you and a guest (or up to six people with a group membership) to
swiftly enter the Market through a designated gate, making your experience of shopping even more convenient.

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How much does it cost to become a member of the Friends of Borough Market?

Individual membership costs just £30 per year. Group membership costs £40 per year.

If you are a basic or higher rate UK taxpayer, the Gift Aid scheme allows us to reclaim a further 25p on every one pound of your membership. This boosts our income, and doesn’t cost you a penny.

How do I become a member?

Email us at [email protected] and we will get in touch to take your payment.

Where does the money go?

Your contribution will be used to support Borough Market’s charitable work in education, public engagement and the promotion of food sustainability and ethics, and to help with the maintenance of our historic estate.

What benefits do I get?

Your membership card will allow you and a guest (or up to six people with a group membership) to enjoy priority entrance through the main gate on Southwark Street, next to Padella: if there is a queue, come straight to the front and show your card to a member of staff. Your card will be posted out together with a membership pin badge, a welcome letter and a special Friends of Borough Market tote bag.

You will then be kept up to date with regular emails, featuring seasonal recipes, tales from the Market and upcoming events.

Does my membership give me any discounts with the traders?

No. Our traders are independent businesses, and any discounts they wish to give are at their discretion. Rather than being a discount scheme, membership offers a way for regular shoppers to make a donation in support of Borough Market’s charitable work and the maintenance of the estate.

How long does a membership last?

Your membership lasts for a year. Your membership will expire after 12 months unless you renew.You will be sent an email when you are nearing the end of your 12-month membership. If you wish to renew for another year, there will be a link for you to make the necessary payment. Memberships cannot be cancelled: by signing up, you are making a non-refundable donation.

If I have a problem with my membership, who should I contact?

You can email us on [email protected]