Richard Angell was in Arabica Bar and Kitchen in the market when the attackers arrived on the street. On Saturday night, he described hearing gunfire and seeing people covered in blood as the attack unfolded.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News at the police cordon on Borough High Street on Sunday morning, he said: “These people shouldn’t win. This is the best city in the world and Borough Market is one of my favourite bits of the best city in the world. I’m not going to let the barbaric acts of cowardly people minimise that.”
Angell, director of the left-leaning think tank Progress, said he would be returning to the restaurant once it reopens. “I’ve got to pay my bill. Also, we haven’t given the staff a tip and they looked out for us when they should have been helping themselves. It was lovely food and I want the rest of my main course.