Communities minister Brandon Lewis MP visited Borough Market on Wednesday to promote the Love Your Local Market Campaign.
The minister met market staff and trustees over a cup of tea at Maria's Market Cafe before touring some of the stalls.
The visit was intended to support the Love Your Local Market campaign, a nationwide drive to put "buzz and excitement into the market scene".
Love Your Local Market started in 2012 in response to the Mary Portas review of high streets.
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