A small corner of Bermondsey has become home to the warehouses of a handful of London’s independent food retailers. Cheap rent and a proximity to Borough Market led several traders to set up their stalls and businesses in Maltby Street Market. The smoked salmon expert and self declared fisherman Hansen Lydersen are one of many up and coming food producers and retailers that have been tempted to try their luck at this unusual but rather attractive, strictly speaking more a “railway market” than a street market. The renovation of the railway arches, developing it into independent stores started the summer of 2010 and is still ongoing.
Little Scandinavian were wondering, walking around the vibrant market among design and quality conscious urban families, with these unique and almost nostalgic railway arches, some done up to immaculate and super trendy stores but most still under development, if this shouldn’t be a suitable place for a up and coming kids style brands too?
Visiting with kids? As with any market the retailers offers tasting off their products, something the children enjoyes. The brewery has a outdoor seating where you can enjoy a half pint or too, with some ham and cheese from the next door shop. We recommend bringing water or juice for the kids to enjoy with this local London tapas style lunch as there’s only adult drinks on sale.
Neal’s Yard Dairy, Mons Fromager, The London Honey Company, St John Bakery, The Ham & Cheese Co and The Kernel Brewery are some of the retailers that you will find on a Saturday, from 9am – 2pm. maltbystreet.com
Nearest tube: Bermondsey, London Bridge and Tower Hill