London area of Borough guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Borough neighbourhood

The thriving, fun and mouth-watering experience of Borough Market is the main attraction of this popular area south of the Thames. If gastronomy is your thing, there are hotels within walking distance of the market, where you can plunge yourself into the maze of deliciousness as well as visit the surrounding foodie shops and restaurants. The Gothic building of Southwark Cathedral stands nearby and, running south away from the river, Borough High Street is a busy thoroughfare with one gem - The George, London's only surviving galleried coaching inn dating back to 1676.

See our recommended nearby Borough Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Borough Hotels

in or near Borough
Mercure London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1
This hotel in the Bankside area, just a five minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and Borough Market, offers good value for money. Walk from ... More
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
8-18 London Bridge Street, SE1
The London Bridge Hotel is an independent 4 star boutique hotel located right in the heart of London, making it an ideal accommodation choice for those ... More
 
 
 

Borough Entertainment

in or near Borough
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Borough, London SE1
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
 
 
 
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, Borough, London SE1
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, Borough, London SE1
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August through ... More
 
 
 

Borough Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Borough
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, Borough, London SE1
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Borough, London SE1
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
 
 
 
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Borough, London SE1
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
 
 
 

Borough Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Borough
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, Borough, London SE1
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Borough, London SE1
The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Borough, London SE1
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 

Borough Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Borough London?
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Boot and Flogger
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
10-20 Redcross Way, Borough, London SE1
Venture into the past at Boot and Flogger, opened in 1964 and decked out with old-style furniture and fashionably-worn wood panelling. Dine on smoked fish and ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Southwark Street, Borough, London SE1
The menu at this Chocolate Factory has no golden eggs or endlessly chewable bubble gum on it and, on the night we went anyway, there were ... More
 
 
 
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The Breakfast Club, London Bridge
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
11 Southwark Street, Borough, London SE1
Arguably the most popular place in London to get breakfast, The Breakfast Club opened its sixth location in London Bridge in mid-2014. Just like the other ... More
 
 
 

Borough Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Borough.
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Borough, London SE1
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Borough, London SE1
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, Borough, London SE1
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Borough Nightlife

Borough clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
, The Breakfast Club, Borough, London SE1
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Borough, London SE1
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, Borough, London SE1
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 

Borough Leisure

Borough gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Red Cross Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
76 Redcross Way, Borough, London SE1
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National Register of Personal Trainers
London > Leisure > Fitness
16 Borough High Street, Borough, London SE1
Personal Trainer ... More
 
 
 
On Your Bike
London > Leisure > Activities
The Vaults Montague Close, Borough, London SE1
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Borough Education

in or near Borough
The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, Borough, London SE11HR
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
 
 
 

Borough Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Borough.
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Borough, London SE1
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Borough, London SE1
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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