Meet Jock Stark of Jock Stark & Son Fruitiers

Jock Stark is Borough Market’s longest standing trader. A bear of a man in a flat cap and cable knit jumper, the seventy-year-old has not lost his Glaswegian accent despite 55 years living south of the border. Even when he is talking in Cockney rhyming slang.

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Meet Sherry Loh, Alexander Technique teacher

Clients walk into Sherry Loh’s artfully decorated loft apartment with back pain, they walk out feeling two inches taller. The Alexander Technique practitioner has been helping SE1 sort out its postural problems for over five years. Her clients include actors, city workers, hospital staff, and especially people with RSI, joint and muscle pain.

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Meet Zoe Roberts, Founder of Butter Nut Of London

Nut butter is enjoying a moment, riding the wave of the vegan movement and hailed by fitness gurus for their (good) fat and protein content. This is great news for Zoe Roberts, founder of Butter Nut of London, who trades at Borough Market.

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Meet Peter Layton, Founder of London Glassblowing

Just metres from Bermondsey Street’s many digital creative agencies, where the latest software is used to bring designs to life, a more ancient form of art is in progress.

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The Shard Supports WWF’s 2019 Earth Hour

On Saturday 30 March 2019 at 8.30pm The Shard will switch off the lights in the spire for one hour in support WWF’s Earth Hour.

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Meet Kim Innes, Founder of Humble Crumble

“My favourite is gin, rhubarb, raspberry and apple, because I love the sour flavours.” Kim Innes is not talking cocktails, but crumbles. The description does not sound like the pudding that graces Sunday lunch tables and her version certainly does not look like it either.

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Meet Dale Gibson, founder of Bermondsey Street Bees

The temperature is above 10 degrees Celsius as Dale Gibson checks his rooftop hives and his charges are on the wing. Within a few hundred metres in all directions, his honey is being consumed and sold.

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Meet Harneet Baweja, co-founder of Gunpowder

“My friends say I have the soul of a grandmother, all I want to do is feed people,” says Harneet Baweja co-founder of Gunpowder Tower Bridge, the bigger, more polished progeny of the Spitalfields hit with the same name.

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Meet Angelo Sato, Founder of Omoide

Angelo Sato is glued to his phone as he orders a health shake from a hipster coffee joint, so far, so millennial. However, he is not a typical twenty-something. At 14 he left a religious cult to make his own living, at 17 he flew from Tokyo to London to ask Gordon Ramsay for a job.

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Meet Santosh Shah, Executive Chef at The LaLiT London

Santosh Shah, Executive Chef at luxury boutique hotel The LaLiT London, is quietly determined to add its fine dining restaurant Baluchi to the area’s Michelin starred restaurants. Moreover, the unassuming 34-year-old, who grew up in a Nepalese village without electricity, will use kindness as his secret weapon.

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