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|Berwick Street Market|
Berwick St and Rupert St, W1
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Berwick Street Market is a wonderful surprise - a fruit and vegetable right in the heart of the city, tucked away between Oxford Street and Old Compton Street.
This is one of the best markets in London with fantastic displays of fresh produce, which are sold at a very reasonable price. You will also find stalls selling cheese, fish, bread, herbs and spices and household goods.
Berwick Street Market is open Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm.
|At one end of the Market is Broadwick Street where you can see a model of a water pump without a handle. This commemorates the 500 or so local residents that died in a cholera epidemic in 1854.|
Previously it had been thought that the disease was airborne, but Dr John Snow traced the source of the epidemic to the local water pump and so he removed the handle, thus stopping the water supply, ending the epidemic and proving that cholera was a waterborne disease.
The original pump stood about 50 yards away from the replica. A red granite kerbstone and commemorative plaque mark the spot.
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