London's Borough Market re-opened on Wednesday 14th June.
Borough Market officials said in a statement, "While the victims of last week’s terror attack will never be forgotten, and while the trauma experienced by the Borough Market and wider London community will weigh heavily for a long time to come, it is essentially for the wellbeing of everyone associated with Borough Market that we return to at least a semblance of normality as soon as we can. On Wednesday, the bell will ring, the stalls will open, customers will start to arrive, and the healing process will begin."
"The strength of this community has been sorely tested over the past 10 days, and it has shown itself to be rock solid. The Market’s staff have worked around the clock and through the weekend, in circumstances of both logistical challenge and emotional strain, in an attempt to get the place ready for its reopening. Many others, from the building firms that volunteered their help to the markets that offered temporary stalls and storage facilities to our traders, have played their part. On Friday morning, London-based florists, flower growers and greengrocers will join together to create a beautiful installation of flowers and fresh produce around the main Art Deco entrance on Borough High Street."
"Anyone else who wishes to help in the coming weeks can do so in one simple but fundamental way: by turning up, putting a buzz back into the atmosphere, and buying some high-quality food and drink from the fantastic array of traders who make this such a special and diverse place. To help our stallholders and give more customers a chance to do some shopping and show their support, we will be stay open on Sunday, both this weekend and next. Come along to show your love for Borough and the values of tolerance and community that the Market does so much to promote."
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