World-famous Borough Market is expanding its home delivery service

It will now be using delivery vans as well as electric bike couriers

Updated on 20 March 2020 • Written By Henry Coldstream

World-famous Borough Market is expanding its home delivery service

London's historic Borough Market has expanded its existing delivery service to encompass everywhere within the M25 during the coronavirus outbreak.

Having originally launched back in November, Borough Market's food delivery service has, up until now, only used zero-emission electric bikes and been available solely to people within a 2.5km radius of the market. However, it's now announced that it will be dramatically increasing that radius to anyone within the M25, to support those a little further out who perhaps aren't able to go to shops. To help fulfill orders which are from further away, the service will now also be using vans which, where possible, will be hybrid.

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On top of this, you will also still be able to click and collect from the market, and can pick up orders until 9pm. Produce available ranges from a huge selection of fresh fruit and veg, to top-quality meat and artisan cheeses, with sweet treats such as fudge and cakes also on offer.

To make the delivery process risk-free during Covid-19, there is also the option of a doorstep drop service, following in the footsteps of Deliveroo. This means that no contact is necessary between the courier and customer.

Development director at Borough Market, Kate Howell, said: "In these extraordinary times, the delivery zone has been extended to within the M25."

"The priority is for the market to be able to deliver wonderful food from our traders to Londoners who have to stay at home and live outside our normal delivery zone."

The announcement of this service comes as a number of London restaurants have begun to offer home delivery, allowing customers to try some of London's finest food from the comfort of their own homes during Covid-19.

Meanwhile a number of restaurants have also started offering different deals and discounts to NHS staff workers to show support.