By Laura Nickoll
Skip the tourists at Borough Market and go to Maltby Market that is sending out some of the best street food in London. A weekend-only operation, it’s inevitably crowded with those in the know, but get there early (Sat from 9–4, Sun from 11–4) and you can take your pick from a tight-knit community of traders, alongside permanent businesses ensconced in the railway arches.
What to eat? Stallholders change periodically, but at the time of writing the savoury stuff includes epic fish finger sandwiches and gluten-free fish tacos from Shoal Food’s seafood shack, dumplings or udon noodles from the Gyoza Guys (just ask them to leave off the potent drizzle of chilli oil) and monster grilled cheese sandwiches from The Cheese Truck. For the sweet of tooth, there are waffles, patisserie goodies and a smoothie stall.
Pipsqueak tip Afterwards it’s about a five minute walk to Tower Bridge and then over to Tower of London to hit up some favourite tourist sites.