Last summer's street performance of The Canterbury Tales is recalled in an exhibition of photographs and costumes.
In the display are the words of actor and Channel 4 presenter Callum Coates speaking about Southwark: "The literature, the reinvention of the English language and the connection with the common man was all happening in that one, densely packed little area, about a quarter of a mile square. That's why Southwark is arguably one of the most important places in England."
The exhibition claims that Borough Market dates back to 1014 when not only fruit and vegetables but even dinner plates were sold.
It is also revealed that James I gave a tiger to Bear Gardens for a variation on bear or bull baiting on Bankside.