Published June 14, 2017
London’s Borough Market reopened Wednesday, 11 days after it closed following the bridge terror attack that killed eight people and injured 48 others.
Bystanders and traders took a moment to hold a minute of silence to commemorate those who died on June 3, the BBC reported. To signal the market’s return to full operation, the community of traders rang the market bell, welcoming shoppers through its doors once again.
“It is essential for the well-being of everyone associated with Borough Market that we return to at least a semblance of normality as soon as we can,” Donald Hyslop, the Borough Market’s chair of trustees, said.
The opening hours will be increased during the next two weeks.
Some merchants will be selling items to help raise money for the traders who lost money due to the market being closed.
“London is resilient,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted on Wednesday. “I want to thank staff and traders for their tireless work.”
The Borough Market is London’s oldest and has been around for 1,000 years. The market draws about five million tourists a year.
Three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on the London Bridge, killing three people, then went on a stabbing rampage in the market. Five people died after being stabbed, and dozens of others were injured. All 48 people who were hospitalized with injuries have recovered. Police shot and killed the three attackers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.