5 incredible London street food markets hidden in plain sight
Even when you think you’ve seen and tasted in all, London offers something to defy expectations and delight your palate. Make sure to visit these wonderful London street food markets to sample some incredible food, enjoy a cheeky drink, and meet some of the most influential London makers.
1. Maltby Street Market
Open: Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
This street food market is the rebellious little brother to Borough Market. Hidden between railway arches in the grunge and bubbling food scene of Bermondsey, Maltby Market is a small establishment that packs the punch. From classic German sausages to innovative hybrid doughnuts, you’ll be sure to experience the best of London.
2. Spa Terminus
Open: Saturday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Never heard of Spa Terminus? We’re not surprised. Spa terminus is comprised of a variety of local food and beverage makers, tucked right into the Bermondsey arches. The establishment is proof of the rebirth of hand crafted and artisanal British foods. To sample and buy from these incredible local shops, head over when the arches open to the public on Saturdays. From craft beer to cheesy delights, wine and dine with the makers of London’s best-kept secret.
3. Mercato Metropolitano
Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am -11:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Neighbourhood: Elephant & Castle
Mercato Metropolitan occasionally pops up in conversation, but it’s never given the full credit it deserves. This mecca of Italian food is the ultimate casual dining destination. The space has extensive indoor and outdoor seating areas (perfect for the unpredictable London weather), a lovely Italian market where you can stack up on prosciutto and extra virgin olive oil, and street food vendors from all over the world. Head over to experience the best of Italian hospitality and incredible dishes from all over the world.
4. Flatiron Square
Open: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Tucked in the shadow of Borough market (much like Maltby), Flatiron Square is nestled between bustling London streets. From the outside, you’d never expect to enter an alcove of street food and thrift, but this is what you get. The square offers some amazing street food, as well as a full bar area where you can dance the night away. On a sunny day make sure to head up to the bar rooftop and take in the London magic. Also, don’t forget, this is Where the Pancakes are.
5. St. Katherine docks World Food Market
Open: Friday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
This market is one of the many curated by Epicurean events. The St. Katherine’s location is truly a sight for sore eyes! Stroll over beautiful tower bridge and slide between the fancy boats docked at St. Katherine’s to enjoy the London version of the french riviera. While you take in the stunning surroundings, feast on some of the best street food in the city.