Spa Terminus, SE16



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Discover the traders at London's latest food destination

When Maltby Street opened, it was emphatically not a street market. More a collection of rented railway arches with wholesalers experimenting in Saturday opening to the public, over time the offering has diversified and it became more like a mini Borough Market with stalls and plenty of snacking. Thanks to this, and the offer of a long lease further down the road at Spa Terminus, some of the original traders have set up at the newer Spa Terminus with an even greater emphasis on the original ethos. This development is set to grow.

Ham & Cheese Company, Kernel Brewery, The Butchery Ltd

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Originally on Ropewalk, the Ham & Cheese Company import French and Italian produce to the UK. Once sourced, they mature their cheeses under the cool, dark railway arches.

One arch down, Kernel Brewery started up in 2009. Since then it has scooped up awards for two of his brews from SIBA the Society of Independent Brewers. The list is big on Indian pale ales, plus several old-school London porters and stouts; keep an eye on the brewery website, which lists what beers are currently available.

Set up in 2011, and run by Nathan Mills and Ruth Siwinski, The Butchery Ltd. specialise in free-range meats from small farmers. Though the emphasis is on British produce you may occasionally find something from further afield on their counter if they think it’s the best that’s available.

Arch 10-11 Dockley Road, SE16 3SF.

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