Thanks to Borough Market, London Bridge has been saved the terrible fate of just being a giant transport nexus. What started out as a market on London Bridge itself over a millennium ago is now one of the city’s most bustling food markets, with traders hawking everything from fresh fruit and veg to locally roasted coffee, aged cheeses and quality pantry items. Spending a weekend strolling its pillared aisles, snacking on street food and winding up at one of the traditional pubs on the market’s fringes is one of London’s purest pleasures.
Slowly but surely, the area’s growing up around it, too. Take your date for dinner at the Shard; while away an afternoon at al fresco hangouts Vinegar Yard and Flat Iron Square; step into a world of fabric, print and colour at the Fashion & Textile Museum; or take on a tech-infused game of shuffleboard under the railway arches at Electric Shuffle.
And as you’d expect, being so close to one of London’s best fresh produce hubs means the restaurants and bars in London Bridge ain’t too shabby either…