London boasts an amazing street food scene that features mouthwatering dishes not only from Britain but also from all over the world. The best places to sample exquisite tastes from the world’s finest cuisines are the numerous markets that dot the British capital and guarantee unique culinary experiences.
Borough Market is by far the most popular street food market in London. Not only does it offer a wide variety of high-quality dishes and goodies, Borough Market enjoys a superb location as well, right in the heart of the gorgeous South Bank promenade.
Brick Lane Food Hall
Every Sunday, Brick Lane Market is the place to be for visitors and locals alike. Apart from its other charms, this popular market features a huge food hall housed in the Boiler House of the old Truman Brewery. With delicious dishes from all across the globe filling the market’s colourful stalls, stepping inside the food hall feels like travelling all around the world in just a couple of minutes.
No trip to London is complete without a visit to the Royal Observatory. The latter is situated in the charming Greenwich neighbourhood which is also home to a lovely market you should definitely visit. Greenwich Market is quite small but packed with scrumptious tastes. Try to be there on a weekday so as to get your hands on an authentic Italian panzerotto.
Maltby Street Market
For a slightly gourmet take on street food, all roads lead to Maltby Street Market. This picturesque market opened its gates to the public quite recently (2010) but it quickly became a favourite among locals and visitors alike.
You won’t go to Camden Market for the food, as this is one of London’s most popular places to shop anything your heart wishes. Yet it’s almost certain that you will stay for the food and, most probably, go back again for more. Street food options on offer seem to be endless in Camden Market so make sure you visit with an empty stomach.
If you’re worried that you won’t have enough time to explore London’s street food markets on your own, why not join a guided tour to some of the best among them and eat your way through London in the most memorable way?