Borough Market and Beyond Walk

Explore the area around Borough Market

The world famous Borough Market is rightly beloved of visitors and locals. But surrounding the market is a maze of quiet backstreets with over 2,000 years of history. This tour will uncover the hidden histories of Borough and Bankside, from breweries to brothels.

In addition the tour covers some of the area's more famous characters including Shakespeare and Oliver Twist. This tour has proven popular with first time London visitors through to life-long Londoners.

While Borough Market is firmly on the tourist trail, this tour shows you the hidden history of this area of London, dating back to pre-Roman times.

Starting from the famous market we will wander and discover the heroes and villains that makes Borough such an amazing place.

Behind the waterfront, this tour explores the maze of streets, with 2,000 years of history to uncover. Bankside’s colourful history as London’s darker side will be explored, as London’s Tudor entertainment district, with a very mixed reputation.

Learn about the original site of Shakespeare’s Globe and his rivals. Discover where the Bowler hat was really invented.

An excellent way to find out more about this amazing part of London, with a qualified London tour guide.

  • Discover Roman London to present day
  • Follow in the footsteps of Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens
  • Explore the history of the famous market and its surroundings
  • Qualified London tour guide

Start: Borough Market

End: Tate Modern

Duration: 90 minutes






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