Borough Market

In May 2011 a number of established traders were evicted from Borough Market. Surprise and anger among traders and customers has opened up a wider debate about the future of the market after its transition over the last decade from wholesale to retail.This is a collection of links to press coverage and social media coverage of the issues facing the market.


  1. ITV's London Tonight has followed up the recent newspaper pieces with a report by Rags Martel:
  2. The FT magazine has also entered the fray
  3. Friday's ES Magazine has a long piece on the Maltby Street situation
  4. Wanderlust magazine has put Borough Market on its list of endangered destinations
  5. At the end of June this piece appeared in the Spectator
  6. The first public comment on the market's problems by a local politician comes from the leader of Southwark Council, Cllr Peter John
  7. On 18 June Mark Tran's article on the controversy appeared in The Observer
  8. The Borough Cheese Company's Dominic Coyte used the Guardian's Comment is free site to tell his story
  9. In mid-May Peter Wilkinson, chair of trustees of Borough Market, gave an interview to the London SE1 website. 

    After some delay on the part of the website editor, this was published in mid-June.
  10. Some weeks after the Independent's story, the situation at the market was returned to the national media spotlight with this piece on the Guardian's food blog.
  11. The Independent was the first national paper to report on the story of the so-called Bermondsey 7. 

    A version of this story soon appeared on the Daily Mail website too.

  12. The London SE1 website reported on the evictions on 9 May.