We opened our first office in Borough over ten years ago. We love it here, and we know you will too!
If you’re visiting for the first time, City Hall on Queen’s Walk is a great place to start. Its roof terrace – known as ‘London’s Living Room’ – boasts one of the best views in London. Make your way along the riverside and you’ll find one of our favourite hang outs, The Scoop; an amazing outdoor sunken amphitheatre that hosts regular free performances, plays and film screenings.
SE1 is famous for its many markets, the biggest and most popular being Borough Market. It’s a great place for grocery shopping and grabbing a bite to eat (The Banana Store is highly recommended for an excellent long lunch). The market can get a little crazy, so if you don’t feel up to fighting your way through the hordes, head down to the nearby Maltby Street Market instead. You can’t beat enjoying a pastrami sandwich and a Bloody Mary while strolling around the stalls on a sunny Saturday! One of London’s best kept secrets – The Southbank Centre Book Market – takes place daily under Waterloo Bridge, just outside the BFI’s riverfront café and bar. Make a perfect Sunday by picking up a book and settling in to read it with a tasty beverage and bite to eat (it’s a great spot for people watching too!).
Borough really comes alive during the evenings. You’ll find our favourite restaurant – Giuseppe’s Place – tucked down a little alleyway not far from the high street underground exit. It’s got a really wonderful and bizarre atmosphere; proper home-cooked Italian food while the proprietor sings Sinatra classics. It sounds ridiculous (and it is) but it’s also very fun. After you’ve stuffed yourself with delicious food, we recommend popping into the George Inn – London’s last surviving 17th Century galleried Coaching Inn. Finish up at the Scooter Caffe on Lower Marsh – originally a workshop, the quirky bar began as a place for mechanics to enjoy a drink after work and is the perfect place for a nightcap.
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