Maltby Street Market

In a nutshell

Every Saturday and Sunday beneath the railway arches of Bermondsey a popular gastronomic oasis brings delicious street food and gourmet treats to the streets of South East London. Maltby Street Market has been growing in buzz, quality and reputation since its inception in 2010. Open from around 9am-2pm, the market now includes the recently redeveloped Ropewalk area and has further burgeoned out into Spa Terminus just down the road.

The serious buzz of Saturday shoppers and foodies attests to the quality of the fare on offer at Maltby Street Market, where you will find cuisine from right across the globe; from Mozambique to Vietnam. With fantastic coffee options lining the market, alongside lunches you’ve only dreamed of in your wildest foodie fantasies, this is a must-visit market for those who love amazing munch and a vibrant spot to explore.


A short walk from both London Bridge Station and Bermondsey Station, Maltby Street Market is very accessible. Located close to the South side of Tower Bridge, the market is in the perfect spot for a tasty pit stop during your Saturday stroll.

Blogger Andy of Andy’s Kitchen is a particular fan of this thriving market. His favourite places for something yummy include: "TheAfrican Volcano stall - it’s amazing - especially the Dirty Streaker Burger. You can also buy a great range of homemade authentic Peri Peri sauces and marinades and rubs". But that’s not all that tantalises Andy’s tastebuds at Maltby: "It is worth visiting the Dhan Waffle stall for a very tasty Taiwanese treat".

If Mozambique-style peri peri and Taiwanese waffles don’t take your fancy, worry not. There’s an entire planet of astonishingly good cuisine waiting to be found at Maltby Street Market. From Jewish soul food at Monty’s Deli, to authentic Mexican street food from Tamal, there really is something for everyone at this Saturday market.

There are also plenty of classic dishes - all cooked to perfection. Pick up a seriously sublime cheese toastie from The Cheese Truck whose "passion is in celebrating and promoting the best of British cheese", or tuck into triple cooked chips and steak with Bernaise sauce from The Beefsteaks, driven to cook up street meat glory by one simple, nagging question: "What if some of the best steak in London could be found on the street and at a reasonable price?". Whatever you choose for your indulgent Saturday treat, you’ll find no end of food inspiration on this thriving market street.


Whether you’re keen to walk off your decadent, street food lunch or want to make a whole day of it, you will find a smorgasbord of excellent things to do near London Bridge. Just opposite Tower Bridge and around 40 minutes to prime Thameside strolling from the bustling Southbank, Maltby Street Market is the perfect place to kick off your London adventure.

Heading West along the river from Maltby Street will take you through a wealth of essential London experiences. Passing beneath the Shard, through Borough Market, past Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern, all the way to the Southbank, home to the Hayward Gallery’s contemporary art, plus the many performances and festivals held at the Southbank Centre.

But this whirlwind tour barely scratches the surface of the many things to do near to Maltby. Crossing Tower Bridge will bring you to the infamous Tower of London, while crossing at London Bridge will take you to Sir Christopher Wren’s famous Monument to the Great Fire of London.

Sticking South of the river in Maltby Street’s immediate vicinity, why not take a tour of the inspiring Design Museum? Or take in a show at the local Unicorn Theatre? The blogger behind Andy’s Kitchen, meanwhile, recommends exploring The Shad Thames - "a great little hidden gem, take a stroll around the old docks where you will find restaurants and small independent shops".

There’s so much more to explore near Maltby Street Market than you could discover in a day. Find great hotels near London Bridge hotels near London Bridge here and extend your London stay!