Borough is an area within the London Borough of Southwark, close to the southern banks of the River Thames. Borough is one of the oldest inhabited regions within central areas of London and it lies directly south of the City of London, which has been the commercial and economic centre of the city since it was established more than two thousand years ago. Borough, in fact, takes its name from an abbreviation of the Borough of Southwark, with the one-word term enough to distinguish the location from the City. Today, Borough lies close to the transport hubs of London Bridge and Waterloo in central London, and is renowned in part for its open air food market, which runs every day of the week except Sundays.
Setting up your business here
The location of Borough as a base for businesses is exceptionally good, as it is so close to London Bridge, Waterloo and all parts of the City of London. Borough also has its own Tube station on the Northern Line and regular buses connect the area with southern parts of Greater London, as well as with Westminster and the West End. Businesses with offices in Borough include the Zayo Group, a telecoms contractor, the software company Headstrong Games and the mortgage brokers of NKP Financial Solutions. There are also a number of architect firms, graphic design and recruitment companies based in Borough and in offices along Borough High Street.
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Things to do in Borough
A clear standout in terms of attractions in Borough is its open air food market, which is one of the most popular places to visit anywhere in London among local residents and tourists alike. There are dozens of food stalls at the market and an exceptionally vibrant atmosphere, particularly on Saturdays. The areas around Borough Market are also packed with quality restaurants, eateries and places to grab a drink. Some of the best places to eat out include the Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House, the Black & Blue Steakhouse and the Mudlark on Montague Close. Genuinely outstanding pubs in the area include the George Inn on Borough High Street, the Southwark Tavern on Stoney Street and the Gladstone Arms on Lant Street. Other nearby local attractions include the various delights of London’s South Bank, among which the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern art gallery are clear highlights.
- Tube lines: Northern
- Mainline stations: Borough
- Nearest motorways: M25
- Nearest airports: City, Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted
- Other: Major mainline train stations near Borough are London Bridge and Waterloo