Our Airbnb guests/hosts often ask us what we would recommend to eat and drink here in London. London is extremely vast and it really depends on what you are looking for specifically culture, food, arts/theatre/musicals, parks, the River Thames, it could even be all of those great concepts!

It does also depend on the area you are in. London being the huge sprawling metropolis it is will need careful planning but you can be very strategic and chose your areas wisely ie near tube, bus, train and plenty of seeing the amazing sights that London has to offer:

Here are some of our 5 tips for a Foodie weekend – Street Food & Markets

  1. Borough Market:  This has to be the first stop for any foodie lover or any lover of London! With the most diverse selection of food stands, halls and fruit/veg, any food produce can be found here 

It is London’s oldest street market dating back over 1,000 years based in Southwark and still retains its unique charm. From the slow-food movement to the vegan there is something for everyone. A must see alongside a walk along the River Thames and London Bridge. Too many food highlights to mention: if you want to be local and eat as the locals do try Borough Cheeses, Borough Wines, all sourced locally and for Spanish Bridisa, and many other delights. From London Bridge you can also walk to Tower Bridge.Nearest tube London Bridge. Further details here: http://boroughmarket.org.uk/

  • Southbank Centre Food Market  Located just by the Southbank Centre and on the River Thames by Waterloo is the Southbank Centre Food Market. An eclectic mix of food traders inspired by all the four continents: you will find something to satisfy your food cravings. Burgers, halloumi wraps, posh sandwiches washed down with locally brewed ales and beers. We’d recommend the Shrimpy, the Frenchie – duck confit burgers, buttermilk fried chicken at Spit & Roast, and many more https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visit/cafes-restaurants-bars/scfood-market#
  • Maltby Street Market  Located very close to Bermondsey Tube (near Tower Bridge) is Maltby St Market- a smaller and more condensed version of Borough Market. It is only open weekends and once again you are in for a treat with small artisan stands, locally sourced produce and wines/beers/ales. You will also find the Bermondsey Beer Mile within a 5 minute walk and as the name says you will clock up your own fair share of beer miles. http://www.maltby.st/
  • Dinerama – As part of Streetfeast and a permanent fixture now close to Old Street Tube (the cool Shoreditch area) is Dinerama. Just a little cooler than many providing some of the most delicious and locally produced artisan food from Bao Buns to White Men Can’t Jerk (chicken burgers) accompanied by local beers/wines/ spirits and DJ’s, you will be in for almost a party vibe! All under roof, whatever the weather is do visit – https://www.streetfeast.com/market/dinerama
  • Market Halls – Victoria  Try Market Halls in Victoria for a diverse and eclectic offering of food and drink across three floors. From eleven kitchens, a coffee shop and three bars with a strong focus on British-made beers and spirits, you are in for an even greater treat! Highlights include Gopal’s Corner, delicious Malay food to Baozi Inn for dim-sum heaven. There is even a roof-terrace overlooking Victoria and plenty of space to sit by the many bars. Enjoy!  https://www.markethalls.co.uk/market/victoria