Borough Market, which has been closed since the terror attack on Saturday, June 3rd, will re-open on Wednesday.
Donald Hyslop, chair of trustees for the market, said:
“Borough Market will need to reopen its doors and get on with its job of selling food and drink to the people of London—a function it has fulfilled for a thousand years, through plague, political upheaval and the bombs of two world wars. It will be tough at first, but none of us will allow the actions of these individuals to throw the Market off course.
Now more than ever, we need to remind ourselves that what we do here matters. A food market has nothing to do with hate. A food market is about sustenance and wellbeing, pleasure and sharing, companionship and family. That’s why it’s important.”
The folks behind the market are encouraging Londoners to help them bring the life and joy back into the area.
“Starting on Wednesday, every person who comes here will be making a difference. At 10am, we will link arms, pause for a moment of silent reflection, then ring the Market bell loud and clear. And from that moment onwards we will need you more than ever.
Anyone else who wishes to help in the coming weeks can do so in one simple but fundamental way: by turning up, putting a buzz back into the atmosphere, and buying some high quality food and drink from the fantastic array of traders who make this such a special and diverse place. To help our stallholders and give more customers a chance to do some shopping and show their support, we will be staying open on Sunday, both this weekend and next. Come along to show your love for Borough and the values of tolerance and community that the Market does so much to promote.”