Borough Market has been voted the people's favourite 'Totally London' experience at this year's London Tourism Awards. Bankside Street Action Team was also highly commended in the Local Tourism Initiative category.
George Nicholson and Simon Tattersfield from Borough Market with Emily Maitlis and their BBC London Totally London award
The public was invited to nominate their favourite London experience and Borough Market was the runaway winner with 43.2% of the total votes and more than twice the amount of the nearest contender.
Simon Tattersfield, Director of the Market said: "We are delighted to receive this award, particularly as it represents the people's choice. The combination of high quality British and international food and the atmospheric setting of this ancient London market is proving extremely popular with visitors. The Market is constantly expanding and evolving through our refurbishment works and we look forward to welcoming more people to enjoy the unique experience of shopping here."
Market Trustees chair George Nicholson who collected the award said: "Since the launch of the retail market in 1999, Borough Market has become celebrated for providing high quality food, much of which is sold straight from the producers. We are grateful to the public who voted for us. Our customers are as essential to the success of the Market as the traders – they help to create the great atmosphere that is the Market."
Emily Maitlis, commenting on the award for the Bankside Street Action Team, said: "The judges were very impressed by the tangible improvements that have been made in Bankside, for the benefit of both visitors and residents."
Members of Bankside Street Action Team
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