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Borough Market

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Borough Market and The Shard

Borough Market and The Shard

One place at the end of London Bridge that I keep meaning to visit is Borough Market. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays it is open. Being in the area when it was open, prompted the visit. However Saturday lunchtime is one of the busiest times to be there. This made it difficult to get any reasonable angles to get some pictures.

Borough Market is set beneath the railway viaducts that connect London Bridge and Cannon Street stations to Blackfriars and Waterloo East stations, close to the river Thames and next to Southwark Cathedral in South East London. It sprawls around an atmospheric series of streets and walkways and as well as the labyrinthine central area under the viaducts.

Borough Market is the only fully independent market in London and is owned by the charitable trust – Borough Market (Southwark) Trust, run by a board of volunteer trustees. Part of the market is currently closed during the works to build a new railway viaduct as part of the Thameslink expansion works.

The stalls are a mixture of food to buy and ready to eat. There were many ingredients to take home, including a wide range of cheeses, bakery goods, meats (including cured and smoked), vegetables and fruit. One stall was selling Kangaroo Burgers. We had filled baguettes for lunch (Roast Turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce; and roast beef with horseradish sauce).

Little Dorrit through Park Road railway bridge

Little Dorrit through Park Road railway bridge

Leaving the market we heading out of the Stoney Street exit at Park Street with cups of hot spiced apple juice and hot mulled wine. Along to the railway bridge, Park Street is a narrow street with character. Heading west just before turning right under the railway bridge is a little cafe on the left – Little Dorrit. Once through the railway bridge, we found a little oasis, where we sat to eat the pieces of cake we had bought and consume our drinks.

Heading to Southwark Street along Redcross Way the wall was covered with red leaved ivy.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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