5 Places to Enjoy Street Food in London From Around The World

Food on the go doesn’t have to be from a cheap fast-food joint. Why not savour one of the world’s delicacies from passionate chefs

Borough Market

One of London’s most famous food markets whether you want fresh produce or a quick bite from a number of indulgent food stalls

Mercato Metropolitano

A combination of food stalls, bars and a rooftop terrace, all bringing you sustainably sourced artisan delights

Street Food Union

An independent, lunchtime food market right in the heart of bustling Soho and near celebrated Chinatown

POP Brixton

A project to turn disused land into a creative centre for local businesses, including entertainment and refreshments

Market Halls

One of London’s hottest food halls with airy atmosphere and rooftop terrace. You’ll find more permanent vendors all year


Borough Market 1

Borough Market

Borough Market, claiming to have been around since 1014, used to be one of the main hubs of commerce in mediaeval England. The building have changed many times over the years with the current architecture designed in 1851 by Henry Rose, and the occasional art deco addition in the years since then

Today, the market is still a lively multi-purpose market with artisan stalls making a stop here in their weekly travelling itineraries

Expect to find a vast array of local produce stalls as well as a wide selection of food on-the-go, drinks stalls and shops, as well as the occasional beauty retailer and barber, making a visit here more of a comprehensive visit than you might have imagined

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Address

8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL

Hours

Mon to Fri – 10am to 5pm
Weekends – 10am to 5pm

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Mercato Metropolitano 2

Mercato Metropolitano

A truly massive street food market offering dishes from around the world first opening in Milan, Italy in 2015 as a regeneration and development project of a disused railway station before coming to Elephant & Castle in 2016 for the second location

It has quickly grown since then with their Mayfair market displaying some of the more indulgent décor that you would expect for Mayfair but keeping its original charm and flair of the first

Expect a selection of high-end, freshly prepared artisan dishes from Italian & Thai classics to some more modern creations, as well as their own in-house grocer and a number of craft drinks to wash it all down

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Address

42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR

Hours

Mon to Fri – 8am to 11pm
Weekends – 11am to 10pm

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Street Food Union

Street Food Union

This is the epitome of street food, not least because it’s actually on a street! With many other street food venues being housed indoors or in large, dedicated marketplaces, Street Food Union goes back to the roots of street food in every possible sense

This is your archetypal Street Food market, offering fast and affordable meals on the go at lunchtime, predominantly for local employees to grab a more exciting bite to eat than a quick sandwich from the corner shop. Street Food Union is not open from Saturday to Monday and is only open for lunch, so make sure they’re open before heading down to avoid disappointment

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Address

51-53 Rupert St, London W1D 7PQ

Hours

Sat to Mon – Closed
Tues to Fri – 11am to 3pm

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Pop Brixton

POP Brixton

Originally intended as a temporary project to make use of disused land and create a trendy pop-up food market (thus the name!), the sheer POPularity (pardon the pun) has made this Street Food market more of a permanent fixture of South London’s Brixton

Now home to more than 50 young, local and independent vendors serving fine dishes from around the world making this more of a daily food festival than simply a Street Food market

POP Brixton has become so popular that other businesses have started to make it their home and it’s becoming a commercial hub in its own right with hairdressers and marketing companies taking root here

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Address

49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ

Hours

Mon to Weds – 9am to 11pm
Thurs to Sun – 9am to 12am

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Market Halls

Market Halls

Now from Street Food markets to full-on inside food halls complete with rooftop terraces to enjoy your food from a a number of big name restaurant that have outposts here as well as several bars

Definitely more on the mainstream side of food courts, Market Halls will give you a more vanilla experience than most of the others but still a very enjoyable place to grab a quick bite nonetheless (they can’t all be quirky hipster and artisan markets!)

With a fully covered food hall, it’s a safer option with English weather!

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Address

191 Victoria St, London SW1E 5NE

Hours

Sun to Weds – 11:30am to 10pm
Thurs to Sat – 11:30am to 11pm

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