Known in its heyday as ‘London’s Larder’, the 4.5 acres of Borough Market in Southwark is the capital’s oldest food market, and its origins can be traced back to Roman times although it has moved several times since (so whether you’re inclined to call it the same market would depend very much where you stand on Trigger’s Broom!). The market was established in its current location in 1756, and tens of thousands of shoppers – many tourists – are drawn every weekend to the 100 or so stalls which trade under the arches of a network of railway viaducts. Game meat, British cheese, artisan breads, olive oils and fresh organic fruit and veg can all be purchased, and many credit the quality of the market’s produce as a key factor in London’s gastronomic renaissance of the last 10 or 15 years. The stalls’ cult status were cemented during this time when they featured in scenes of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Magda Wrzeszcz is a regular customer and here she captures the bright colours of the Borough with some mouthwatering shots…


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