Borough Market reopens after London Bridge terror attack

Borough Market has reopened for the first time since the London terror attack

Borough Market has reopened for business for the first time since it was forced to close by the London Bridge terror attack that left eight people dead and 47 others injured.

A bell was rung to signal the reopening and a minute's silence held before traders opened their stalls for the first time since the tragedy.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was present for the opening, told journalists: "What better way to show our resilience as a city than Borough Market fully reopening today, only 10 days after the horrific attack."

The market has been shut since Saturday June 3 when terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before attacking bystanders in Borough Market with knives.

A minutes silence was held for the victims of the attack ahead of the opening Credit: PA

The market's reopening coincides with the opening of the inquests into the deaths of Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, and Frenchmen Xavier Thomas, 45, and Alexandre Pigeard, 26, who died in the attack.

Coroner Andrew Harris previously opened and adjourned the inquests for five other victims - Sara Zelenak, 21, Kirsty Boden, 28, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39 on Tuesday.

All eight inquests are being carried out at Southwark Coroner's Court.