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Home to well established and world renowned Borough Market

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Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square

An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.

Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano

The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!

Porky's

Porky's

Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar

Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.

The Refinery

The Refinery

An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.

Neal's Yard Dairy

Neal's Yard Dairy

Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.

Olivelli

Olivelli

A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

Konditor & Cook

Konditor & Cook

They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!

Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

Not a bad way to start your day with breakfast at the Shard!

Oblix

Oblix

A special occasion place - beautifully prepared food and stunning views.

The Thirsty Bear

The Thirsty Bear

The only pub where you can pull your own pints from your table! Every table also has its own iPad from which you can order drinks and food - the novelty will never wear off!

The Young Vic

The Young Vic

A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.

The View From the Shard

The View From the Shard

A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!

Golden Hinde II

Golden Hinde II

Is there anything more English than Morris dancing in front of Sir Francis Drake's galleon!?

The Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison Museum

Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Southwark, Elephant and Castle, Kennington, City, Barbican, Bermondsey, Covent Garden, Aldgate, Westminster and Holborn

"In 1961, Britain's first self service petrol station was opened and situated on the south side of Southwark Bridge."

When walking across stunning Millennium Bridge, it always makes me feel like a tourist in my own city.

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The tallest building in the EU, Borough Market and a stunning setting along the Thames - London Bridge has it all!

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I love the buzz of the City at dusk and the stunning architecture along the cityscape. It really makes me excited to live in London.

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Little Diggers

Vauxhall City Farm
Our gardening club is specially designed for parents and their little ones! With a range of activities to engage the little ones they will learn from an early age about the importance of soil and the magic of growing your own food. Website

Gymnastics

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Gymnastics is one of the most popular junior activities; spaces are in demand as this activity helps children develop physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance. Our classes and sessions are a great balance of structured learning and relaxed enjoyment, based around the British Gymnastic Association award scheme. Sessions run: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 (5 - 7years) Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 (8 - 12 years) Website

Short Tennis

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Our popular Junior Tennis sessions are based on the Spanish system called "Street tennis" and are run by qualified LTA coaches. This runs at Golden Lane Sport and Fitness for ages 5-8 years. Tennis helps develop speed, leg strength, body coordination, agility and balance at a physical level as well as discipline, sportsmanship and competition at a mental level. Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

St-Martin-in-the-Fields
Although you are welcome to book your baby into his/her older sibling's class, if like us, you were crazy enough to have two kids close together, we have another option for you. At some venues we offer a specific mixed Babies & Toddlers class where babies enjoy the class with their adults and the older sibling interacts with the teacher. (0 - 4 yrs) Packed with piano & percussion, bursting with Bach & bubbles, and flush with fairy tales and flutes. Website

Music and Movement

The Abbey Centre
This is a movement class set to live and recorded music. The tutor sings and plays guitar. Parents and children join in group games and sing familiar children's songs. Toys, equipment and musical instruments are used to tell stories. The class follows a similar format each week. The children join in their own way, so it is suitable for toddlers up until aged five. Website

Swimming Class UK

Soho Gyms Farringdon
Kids swimming lessons are a fun way to become friends with water. This new London swimming school will help your children learn how to swim. Our hands on teaching method will fast track your children to become brilliant swimmers. Website

About Borough

In common with much of the south bank of the Thames, The Borough has seen extensive regeneration in the last decade. Borough is generally an area of mixed development, with council estates, major office developments, social housing and high value residential gated communities side by side with each other. Borough Market is a well-developed visitor attraction and has grown in size. The adjacent units have been converted and form a gastronomic focus for London. Borough High Street runs roughly north to south from London Bridge towards Elephant and Castle.

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