London's very own Borough Market is celebrating its 1000th birthday. Yes, a millenium of trading from its beginning in 1014 or so to its present incarnation as one of the city's most important food markets and one of its busiest tourist attractions. A year of events worthy of such an anniversary is planned beginning with yesterday's Footsteps in Time. The market is still very much a trading market despite its daytime appearance. While the city sleeps wholesalers bring to market some of the country's finest produce: meat, poultry and fish, cheese and charcuterie, bread and patisserie, herbs and condiments, fruit and vegetables. The quality of produce, its diversity, the market's core values and commitment to supporting and showcasing producers continues to inspire, delight and influence how we as Londoners and many others think about food.
Address: 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
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