Judging by the amount of tourists, it seems that by now nearly everyone has heard of Borough Market, the famous London street food market near London Bridge. And this is no surprise, the market offers plenty of food stalls with yummy food from all over the world. On top of that there are lots of little coffee shops and juice bars. The perfect mix for a long weekend brunch with your friends.
The times when Borough Market was an insider tip are long gone. But hello, it’s London – of course there are always new ‘cool’ things to do in this city. Staying south of the river, there is another hip street food market just around the corner of Borough Market: The Maltby Street Market.
The Maltby Street Market is located on Ropewalk between Maltby Street and Millstream Road. The street food market is not as big as the Borough Market (yet!) but way less touristy and much more cosy. There are around 20 food stalls offering lots of different dishes from sausages, oysters, baguettes to specialities from various parts of the world. In between the food stalls there are little cafes and places where you can have wine and beer. Overall it’s so cosy and cute that I definitely prefer it to Borough Market. It’s just way nicer to sit outside and have a glass of wine and the whole atmosphere is more relaxed than at Borough Market. Also tourists are not constantly bumping into you.
The Maltby Street Market is open on Saturdays and Sundays and perfect for meeting friends for brunch and some wine. After brunch you could head over to Bermondsey Street into a pub or walk towards the river and sit outside in a café. Well of course, you could also combine your trip to Maltby Street Market with a walk through Borough Market – it’s all located super close to each other.