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Discover the traders at London's latest food destination

During the summer of 2010, a quiet bubble of gastronomic intent was swelling under the railway arches in Bermondsey. This unlikely south-east London backwater quickly became a popular destination for a Saturday morning to early afternoon (9am-2pm-ish) wander with a bit of grocery shopping along the way. Two years on, many new traders have got involved, the recently developed Ropewalk has become a full-on street market, and some of the original bunch have moved down the road to Spa Terminus. Find out about the gastronomic delights that await beneath the arches.

40 Maltby Street

Tongue salad with parsley and tomatoes Tongue salad with parsley and tomatoes - © Michael Franke

Gergovie Wines is a small company selling artisan vino from more than a a score of small-scale producers in Italy, France and Slovenia, all of whom produce chemical- and fertiliser-free wines. After trading for a time at Maltby Street, Gergovie then set up their own wine bar under the arches, had a kitchen fitted and hired a few chefs. 40 Maltby Street now opens to the public three evenings and two daytimes a week, serving small plates of food alongside their wines, which are available at a £10 mark-up on wholesale prices, or by the glass.

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Went there on Sunday just gone only to find the market isn't open on Sunday anymore


Don't forget the new branch of the amazing Lassco is down there too!