Boris Goes To Borough Market

Photo by me

Photo by me

The mayoral campaign trail found its way to Borough at the weekend in one of two tightly-scheduled visits to popular markets.

Having received an invitation to pop along and view the mayor shaking hands and kissing babies while promoting his Nine Point Plan, we took the opportunity to arrive early and mill about photographing fish to while away the time.

A sunny Saturday in spring is clearly all the encouragement that Londoners need to spend an afternoon looking at vegetables and cheese — the place was chock-full and when Boris Johnson and his team descended for a pre-election visit, greater crowds quickly formed. We introduced ourselves to the mayor and asked if we could fire a few questions at him whereupon he deployed his famous evasion skills, saying “Ah! I know Londonist!” before slipping away though not before handing us a Vote Boris leaflet. Read more.

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