Another work trip to London and this time I was based on Borough High Street a bit down from London Bridge.
I’ve explored the area along the river near here many times, but the road to Southwark was new to me and even this little bit of exploration was really interesting. The street will take you all the way to Portsmouth if you keep going, and was therefore a major route into the capital lined by many coaching inns as you got closer to the heart of the city.
Today it mixes old and new with an 18th century church next to graffitied side passages.
Then, looking back towards the city, the shard knocks out the view of the church:
And then closer in, the Borough Market which somehow amidst the gastro buzz still gives a sense of how this area used to be: