Borough Market Reopens with Sunday Trading & Alfresco Dining

As lockdown measures continue to ease, Borough Market is gearing up to welcome more Londoners back with Sunday trading hours and an extended alfresco dining offering

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The market, which remained open throughout lockdown to offer the local community fresh, high quality, sustainable produce, will see traders serve meat, fish, fruit, veg, bread, baked goods and store cupboard essentials from 10am-3pm, with more than 30 producers operating on Sundays, 10am-2pm, from May. Hot food and drink will not be served by traders on Sundays, however.

‘Extending our trading from six to seven days per week from May simply means our regular customers have more choice on when to visit us,’ said Darren Henaghan, Managing Director, Borough Market. ‘Our main priority is and has always been to look after our local community and traders.’

Visitors will also be able to dine alfresco at a selection of Borough Market restaurants from 12 April. Choose from wonderfully innovative restaurants such as seasonal specialists 26 Grains, fishmongers with on-site cafe Applebees, wood-fired grill aficionados Elliot’s, steamed bun buffs Bao, Middle Eastern eatery Arabica, Rabot 1745, with its contemporary cacao-inspired dishes, and pasta pros Padella (walk-ins are still welcome here – queue virtually using the Walk-Up App).

 

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And from Borough Market Kitchen – the communal dining space serving up hot and cold dishes from 20 stands, which opened in November 2019 – offers alfresco dining from the likes of Juma, Brindisa, Horn Ok, Gourmet Goat, Mei Mei, La Tua Pasta, Padre and Oroshi.

‘Alfresco dining in the heart of Borough Market is a unique way to enjoy the superb flavours of excellent produce cooked and served by a range of exciting restaurants,’ adds Henaghan.

‘It will be wonderful to see the return of the buzz in the Market that comes naturally when people come together to enjoy food.’

Covid-19 safety 

In January, the market became the first outdoor venue to legally enforce the mandatory wearing of face masks. Controlled entry and exits points have been put in place to manage numbers and social distancing. Those not complying with these rules face a £50 fine. Borough Market’s message to visitors is to ‘Come, Shop, Be responsible’.

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