ROOFTOP MARKET London’s first rooftop market has launched, where you can eat and shop all on top of one roof. The menu has influences from Peru to Sierra Leone. Open daily (except Sundays) 12pm-10pm (Mondays 12pm-5pm); The Skyroom, Magdalen House, 136-148 Tooley Street, London, SE1
John Scott, the Pearly King of Mile End, left, Jimmy Juker, the Pearly King of Camberwell and Bermondsey, center, and Shaun Austin, the Pearly King of Tower Hamlets talk outside a pub in London's Tower Hamlets Borough Thursday, July 19, 2012. The Pearly Kings were at the pub for an event to promote the Cockney language and culture in London's East End as the city prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The Neckinger Rising in Southwark, this reaches the Thames at St Saviour's Dock where, in the 17th century, pirates were hung, hence the river's name ie devil's neckcloth. This area was once called Jacob's Island, notorious as a filthy slum in the time of Charles Dickens, but is now the upmarket Shad Thames. Shad Thames SE1 Tube: Bermondsey