Borough Market London after terror attack
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Borough Market in London: the quiet before the terror attack

Borough Market in London

Laura and I were int London’s Borough Market just a couple of hours before the attack.

It was quite a different place in the late afternoon than it was shortly after 10:00pm.

The Borough Market is one of our favorite places to visit whenever we are in London. It is located on the south side of London Bridge. Many of the top chefs in Britain come to get their produce and other menu items for their restaurants.

One of the best features is the Liquor stall where you can get a chilled bottle of Proseco. Being England, you can get a couple of glasses and walk around the market enjoying the bottle.

Mushrooms at the Borough Market in London

What is London’s Borough Market Like

At any given moment, when the market is open, you will find hundreds of people milling about. Some there to buy produce, meats, cheeses or other delicacies. Some people there just taking photographs and others eating and drinking at the numerous pubs, bars and restaurants in the market and along the surrounding streets.

Just outside of the actual Borough Market there are quite a few booths of various street food who’s aromas waft in the air making your mouth water. I can honestly say that there isn’t a bad choice to be made. Be sure and grab a pitcher of Britain’s favorite drink, Pimm’s.

I can never get out of Borough Market without a bottle of gin from the liquor booth and usually a few sticks of gourmet salami and other dried, cured meats. This particular visit I ended up with a venison chorizo which is absolutely amazing.

Considering the terror attack that took place last night, I can honestly say that the Borough Market is still worth a visit. Laura and I will be returning without any hesitation next time we find ourselves in London. In fact, I am going back Monday morning to pick up some of Laura’s favorite cheese, aged Comte.

In conclusion, being in London during the attack has given Laura and I some reassurance at least. The London Police are handling the situation marvellously. There is a massive presence for sure, but it is very orderly.

Laura and I are staying in a hotel just on the north side of London Bridge and things are well in hand here this morning. There is little sign of anything having taken place at all.

Borough Market Opening Times:

Address: 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL

Sunday Closed
Monday 10am–5pm
Tuesday 10am–5pm
Wednesday 10am–5pm
Thursday 10am–5pm
Friday 10am–6pm
Saturday 8am–5pm

Visit the Market’s website

London's Borough Market

The Borough Market