Wednesday 17 October 2012

World Famous Market Goes Under Cover

London’s famous Borough Market is undergoing a transformation as construction works to accommodate a new rail viaduct get underway.

The Borough Market has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the last 12 months as traders succumb to the global retail downturn and criticise the market’s custodians for embarking on “corporate” improvements to a traditional market. Disaffection by some senior traders has resulted in them moving to a nearby alternative market.
It is hoped that all that turmoil will be put behind the market as it prepares to re-open in an updated structure including the glasshouse frontage shown in our photo.