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BBC London Talk the Walk
John Kennedy and Big George.

 

 

Borough Market Part 1.

 

 




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We are just outside the Southwark Tavern Public House at the junction of Southwark Street and Stoney Street, opposite you'll notice a rather trendy looking tapas bar called Brindisa.

What you we will certainly smell and notice is a smell of vegetables and stale beer, yes people love to drink outside the Southwark Tavern but also the Wheatsheaf and the Market Porter public houses.

On the right hand side of Stoney street you notice the beginning of the Borough Market, just stand back at look at the beautiful columns which support the roof/canopy to the market. Opposite the Market Porter public house you notice the bright green painted iron and also a wonderful trendy free range organic butcher called the Ginger Pig, look up and you notice a restaurant called Roast.

For once I won't complain about the bollards on the pavement because lorries do park here to deliver goods late at night. Walking further down Stoney street we come across Brew Wharf Yard on our left and another restaurant called Black & Blue, now blue or should I say ultra violet blue light lights up a wonderful brick built railway arch. All around us we are surround by brick and has we reach the end of Stoney street you'll notice you're walking on cobble stones. After a while walking on cobbles do get to your feet but somehow you don't mind because we really are walking on a piece of history.

We turn left into Clink Street and this part of London starts to reveal it's hidden secrets, one of torture, debt & despair for on the left hand side is the Clink prison museum, just look through the bars of the window & notice the iron mask some poor fellow was forced to wear. Walking further along we come to a huge railway arch and suddenly you notice a large hinged bracket upon the wall, looking up you notice you are surrounded again by bricks. Now the viaduct was built in 1865 by the South Eastern Railway Company carrying their trains to Cannon Street. Part of the viaduct is a three acre site housing a wine, beer, whiskey emporium by the name of Vinopolis. Ancient Roman remains were discovered at the time of construction hence the name Vinopolis.

Here at the end of Clink Street you'll notice the a hotel but if we turn right we reach a part of London called Bank End and attached to the hotel is a lovely public house called the Anchor built in 1615, in front of the pub is a wonderful terrace offering a spectacular view of Southwark Bridge with the Dome of St Pauls in the distance, to the right is the modern railway bridge carrying the many financial workers into the City of London. Just look at the Thames and then admire the engineering that goes into a railway bridge spanning the river.

Enough of admiring that fine view across the Thames and let's head back up towards Clink Street & head down Park Street we come across Vinopolis on the left followed by a modern office development, on the right is a housing estate, on the left you will notice a row of Georgian houses complete with external shutters, the brick work is turning from yellow to a dark grey with a hint of blue. On my right is a Street called Redcross Way which will lead to. Southwark Street & the multicoloured dots on the wall. Now dead ahead on Park Street it takes a hard left turn and after looking at the beautiful shop fronts you'll notice this place is familiar because it was part of a scene in the film "Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrel's". Now though it consists of a nice little Cafe called little Dorrit, a Neal's Yard cheese shop, a tea room closing down which is very sad & even a Paul Smith shop. I have to say for South London this place is very middle class, feels snobby but at the same time smells wonderful.

If you have a camera handy, just look at the view of the market from Park Street you really will get a beautiful shot of a working, living, breathing market. Next week it's the Borough Market part two when I'll talk a look at a sailing ship & other secrets this part of London holds.
John Kennedy 

 

 

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