London – Southwark (Borough of) – Mercato Metropolitano

I was visiting this rather on-trend market near Elephant and Castle to have a little trip to The Italian Job, but there are tens of other choices there as well. It opened in mid-2017 and the owners wanted to create a community theme to the site, aware of its social responsibility and offering unique experiences. The company behind it started with a major project at Milan railway station and they’re on the look for new sites.

And mostly photos here, it’s a community food market with innovative and interesting food and drink options. Just to say that I hate raclette (just in case anyone thinks I took a photo of that stand with any excitement), but that’s an option for anyone who doesn’t hate melted cheese. There were plenty of inside and outside areas to sit, with everything seeming clean and organised. The prices are a lot of the establishments seemed a bit punchy, but I guess that comes with the on-trend nature of the site. All rather lovely and a nice way to spend a weekday lunch-time, although I imagine it can get busy at weekends.