Every car park, rooftop and towpath at the more trendy end of London is filling up fast with food trucks, fancy cocktails and, if you're lucky, the odd art installation. Red Market, one of London's first pop-up street food markets (est. 2011) has now reopened for another season of alfresco revelry. Food this year includes tandoor-cooked rotis from the head chef of Whitechapel Punjabi restaurant Tayyabs and pizzas from Voodoo Ray's in Dalston. There will also be cocktails, DJ sets and a fake beach. What more could you wish for in the capital? Good weather, perhaps?
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288-299 Old St, EC1V 9DP. Open Wed-Sat, 5pm-midnight.
Fish & Chipper
This popular fish and chip shop and restaurant must be doing something right - it's been serving its wares to Leicester Square visitors since 1971. And while, as the name suggests, those wares focus mostly on the most classic of British dishes, there's plenty more on offer besides bits of battered fish, mushy peas and chips. The rest of the menu ranges from soup of the day, BBQ chicken wings and fish cakes to Greek salads, rotisserie-cooked chicken, pasties, pies and a sweet selection including apple pie, chocolate fudge cake, strawberry cheesecake and ice cream from Baskin-Robbins. And for the conventional stuff? It's cod, haddock and plaice fried in groundnut oil and served with chunky chips. A short wine list includes a couple of reds and three whites, served alongside bottled beers from Corona, Heineken, Becks and Stella. The whole shebang's available for take away, too.