A walk through Borough Market and Maltby Street Market
Up early on a Saturday morning with no plans in particular, we thought we’d hit some of our favourite food markets in South East London.
Borough Market is well known and get’s really busy, but that’s part of it’s charm. It’s bustling and loud and appeals to the senses, we love how the seasons affect the atmosphere of the market. and how, even though parts of the market have been spruced up it still retains the grit and bustle of a functioning farmers market. It is, afterall, a London institution, which has been around since 1014, so well before the Cronut then.
Maltby Street market which is about a 20 min walk from Borough is nestled away in a small alley between a railway and some former industrial buildings. It is much smaller but no less assaulting on the senses, It’s jam packed with vendors and happy people eating, drinking and being merry, and why wouldn’t they, the food on offer is top notch.
Every time we go to either of these markets, we come away feeling better for having shared the love of good food with our fellow Londoners. And for a while, immersing oneself in the independent spirit that these places evoke is invigorating. These are, in some way, places of discovery and joy and places that we should hold dear and appreciate, as I’m sure many of you do already.