London Market-ing: Maltby

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Maltby Street Market is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday afternoon. I think it’s getting increasingly popular – every time I go, it’s busier and busier! Don’t get me wrong, that’s great news for the vendors and the neighborhood but selfishly I wanted it to stay my little gem!

It’s located right off the Bermondsey tube stop – about halfway between there and London Bridge. The first time I went, I was looking for a Borough-type market  – large fruit stands, fish vendors, etc. Maltby is absolutely not that, in the best way possible. Maltby is a place you come to eat, drink and leisurely spend an afternoon – but a grocery shopping experience it is not!

It’s located under the train tracks – on one side of the tracks are brick and mortar food distribution centers/beer halls and on the other is the market. If you enter on the east side, the first thing you see is a HUGE vat of potato, ham and cheese – the smell is out of this world. The first time I went with my husband, he bought this immediately – it’s still so hard for him to pass up but we vow to try something new every time we come.

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The market itself isn’t huge – it’s about 15 feet wide and about 50 yard long. They make such great use of the small space they have – there’s something for everyone. They have fish sandwiches, Norwegian lox, Notes coffee, juice/smoothies, waffles (sweet or savory), king crab leg sandwiches,  scotch eggs, fresh oysters, lobster rolls and of course SWEETS!

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You see people of all shapes and sizes, eating food of all varieties, all crammed together – might not sound appealing, but it is wonderful!

If you live in London, it’s a MUST! If you are visiting and in town on a Saturday or Sunday, I’d highly recommend a stop by if you happen to find yourself near London Bridge. I think Maltby gives you a true taste into how Londoners enjoy the neighborhood markets – such a treat!

The next market in the series will be Broadway – I think you’ll love that one as well. It’s a mix between Borough and Maltby – groceries/fruit/veggies/meat and lots of freshly made street food.

Are there any London markets you adore? I’m always looking to find new ones!

Cheers!

CHH

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. cake vs fitness says:

    This is great! I have always wanted to move to London & I loooove cooking. I’m so happy I read your blog. I’ll have to go through and check out more local tips for when I FINALLY make the move! Also, lovely pictures!

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    1. I’m so glad you are enjoying it! I’d be more than happy to help in whatever way I can when you make the move!!

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      1. cake vs fitness says:

        thanks!!!

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