The key to nursing any hangover is great food, so on Sunday me and Elliot wandered through Bermondsey to find the hidden sanctuary that is Maltby Street Market. Considering how inconspicuous this food market is (even though it's a stone's throw from Tower Bridge) it's a real sign of quality that so many people had sought it out. Having said this, the market is in such a narrow lane below the railway line that it's not hard for it to fill up - but it's such a great use of space! Not just the amount of stalls that are packed in, but wine and gin bars nestled away in the arches under the bridge, surrounded by piles of stored timber and other miscellaneous objects.
In terms of food, Maltby Street is also overflowing with international food stalls, including African burgers from African Volcano, German wursts from Herman ze German, waffles from Waffle On, and good ol' British gin from Little Bird Gin (and more). It was a slightly overwhelming choice, but you can read the full list of stalls here so you can beeline to your chosen delicacy as soon as you arrive! I opted for good ol' steak n chips from The Beefsteaks with chimichurri sauce. Note: I was the last person to snatch some chips before they ran out, so be sure to head along early-ish to avoid disappointment! They were darn tasty chips too.
I loved how raw, DIY and authentic the whole place was - signs written on planks of wood and collapsable tables really showed that it was just all about the food. I could've carried on eating forever, and I will definitely be heading back to this buzzing little slice of London very soon to sample some more. If you're looking for something different and just down right cool then definitely check out Maltby Street Market.