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London’s Street-Food Markets
Team Offbeat | 20 Jul

From Borough Market to Camden’s KERB, there’s no denying that Londoners love a food market. Already, 2018 has seen several new food market openings and I’m sure we’ll see a few more before the year is out.

Due to their diversity and versatility, street-food markets have been going from strength to strength.  The collaborative environments not only help spread the financial risk for small businesses and start-ups, they also encourage creativity and innovation in the casual dining sector. Councils and developers have cottoned on to the fact that food markets are a great, low cost way to revive an area and are investing in more permanent market sites across the city.


Public is Street Feast’s latest indoor food market to grace the streets of Woolwich. Transforming an old, dilapidated 1930’s covered market into a unique eating and drinking space, you’ll find everything from Yumplings’ steamed dumplings to Henhaus’ rotisserie chicken, chips and gravy. You can also enjoy craft beer, wine, gin and rum whilst playing a game or two of pool on the mezzanine level.

Mercato Metropolitano

Drawing on the principles of ‘small is beautiful’ and ‘natural is good’, Mercato Metropolitano is Elephant and Castle’s answer to the current street-food scene. A vibrant, 45,000 square foot market space, Mercato Metropolitano offers a mixture of food and drink from some of the best Italian and british producers. Revolving around small scale farmers and members of the local community, you can expect not only Italian delights but a whole variety of cuisines. Indulge in Spanish tapas and cocktails at Abel, arancini and cannoli at Little Sicily or tuck in to some good old fashioned fish and chips at Fish Lab – what’s stopping you?

Street-food markets and pop-ups exist as the perfect way for small businesses to keep up with London’s ever-changing customer demand and encourage casual dining innovation. If you’re considering opening a food stall and need advice, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

By Charlotte Anderson

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