Having read about the pub at Waterloo that had a problem with drinking on the pavement. Does anyone else feel strongly about the drinkers who stand outside the market parter on the pavement and the road. I could not walk through the other day and nearly had an accident.
No chip, just one rule for one and another rule for the rest. The blocking of the pavement is wrong and the near accident was me tripping up the pavement.
Do you not think there is a problem with the pubs customers blocking the highway?
I'm afraid that I don't know any pub names but union street have several like this, and there they can fill the road, and it's fairly busy with traffic. The hope and anchor can get quite bad, but our constant moaning at them appears to make a difference! And of course the one on roupell street (the kings arms?) that's a really bad one, plus isabella st, I'm always moaning about those.
It's not easy driving past the Market Porter I agree, but I'm prepared to put up with it because people standing outside pubs is one of London's greatest assets.
The atmosphere in Borough Market is fantastic and it's undeniably one of London's premier attractions - the regeneration of the whole area is thanks to the success of the market and I see no downsides frankly.
People flock to BM because they like the experience and the produce - if they are not heading to other markets I'd suggest it's because they aren't as good - market forces in action, quite literally.
Clearly there are those that see this as gentrification, but as long as regeneration is handled properly, it's inevitable.