8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
BOROUGH MARKET is rich with history, but it remains as relevant now as it has ever been. As London’s oldest food market, it has been serving the people of Southwark for 1,000 years, and that extraordinary heritage is an important part of its appeal
London's East End
Exploring the East End can be a great way to get off of the main tourist track, while staying in walking distance of the historic centre of London. A good place to start is to go east from Spitalfields into the nearby Brick Lane neighbourhood.
The East End consists of many small and quite distinct neighbourhoods:
Mile End is an increasingly affluent neighbourhood about one mile (hence the name) from the City of London along the Whitechapel Road. While not as vibrant as its neighbours in Bethnal Green and Brick Lane, it has a charm of its own which makes this district worth a visit. It is rich in history and contains some very interesting relics of London's industrial past.
Station Approach, London SE1 9SP
The London Bridge skyline is dominated by The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. There are three levels near the top that offer the best views across London.
Next to London Bridge station you will find a range of exciting attractions. Thrill-seekers will love the terrifying London Bridge Experience and the Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret, where 19th century surgeons performed operations without anaesthetic.
32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG
The View From The Shard
London's highest and best view is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72. At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, it offers visitors unparalleled 360-degree views for up to 40 miles.