This Saturday will mark one month since the horrifying attack at London Bridge and around Borough Market and it is heartening to see so much unity as the weeks roll on.
In most people’s living memories the last few weeks are perhaps the most shocking we have experienced, after terror attacks in Manchester we have seen unimaginable brutality on our own streets and north London, and terrifying scenes of the Grenfell Tower inferno in nearby Kensington & Chelsea.
The anger and dismay most of us feel is completely justifiable. But while it is right to feel this, we can see today in article after article the sense of unity that prevails. Be that by people coming together in prayer at Southwark Cathedral, to football fans of all persuasions marching against extremism.
In the aftermath of the attacks those around the London Bridge area are coming together this Saturday for an open house festival with free or discounted entry to some of the great attractions, bars and restaurants that have made this part of our borough a must see for travellers across the globe.
It is also important that local people come out in support. Often the very attractions on our doorstep are not visited by us because we always think ‘I can do that anytime’ or ‘when I have visitors’. So here is your chance to do it for free or very little and join in the unity that we all need at these most troubling of times.