Borough Market, London

Borough Market

Borough Market is one of the oldest and best food markets in London.

Sometimes making images of a famous city becomes a little overwhelming. There are so many images that we’ve already seen from the city that we have a preconceived idea about what we should be photographing. Usually, there are so many things and icons to photograph, that we simply can’t photograph them all. One way to overcome this is to pick a small area of the city and concentrate on that. Pick something that is iconic and make that your photographic mission for a couple of hours, or a day if necessary.

London taxi at the Borough Market

A London Taxi makes its way through the famous Borough Market in Southwark, Central London

These images were made at the historic Borough Market in Southwark, Central London. The market is found near London Bridge and first started in that general area in the 11th century. The market was relocated to it’s current position in the 12th century, although it was closed by Parliament in 1755. It was re-opened in that same year by a group of local traders when they purchased a small triangle of land that still forms part of the current market.

Borough Market is synonimous with high quality fresh food. The market includes fruit and vegetables, as well as meat and dairy produce. It is a smorgasbord for photographers too. Instead of rushing around trying to capture all of the iconic shots of London, sometimes it’s nice to just slow down and enjoy a small slice of history.

Borough Market, London

There are many fine stalls selling all manner of fresh produce at the Borough Market, Central London

Borough Market, London

Vendors at the famous Borough Market in Southwark, Central London

Thai Green Curry

Making the curries at Borough Market in Southwark, Central London

About Ken

Photography is about vision; I love making photographs that tell a location’s story – the place, the people and the culture. I'm a photographer with a relaxed approach. I'm an experienced traveller and love teaching others about photography. Images can be made anywhere - right in your back yard or in exotic overseas locations. I can teach you not only to look at your surroundings, but also to really "see" what's there. Photography is more than just pressing a button. It's also about vision. Let me show you how to explore your world.
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