“Whether you want to browse antiques or enter foodie heaven, London has some fantastic tucked-away shopping streets” says The Guardian’s London City Guide. Maltby Street has been listed in the top five London’s little shopping streets.
The article reads:
In the railway arches in an unprepossessing area of Bermondsey, an enterprising collective of traders open their doors to London‘s discerning foodies for a few precious hours each week (Saturday 9am-2pm, SE16, maltbystreet.com). Look out for the likes of Nigel Slater filling their shopping trolleys here … Start at 60 Druid Street for fruit and veg of unparalleled variety. From there, cross Tanner Street and head down Ropewalk and into LASSCO (Millstream Road, SE1, 020-7394 8061, lassco.co.uk), an architectural salvage shop. On then to a rowdy archway selling mid-morning cocktails based on gin locally distilled. Iberico ham, artisan cheeses and olive oil, filled croissants and custard tarts can all be purchased (and devoured) en route to Dockley Road. Wander into the industrial estate here and look out for The London Honey Company (Unit 6 Dockley Road, SE16, 020-7394 7072, thelondonhoneycompany.co.uk), The Little Bread Pedlar (Unit 5 Dockley Road, SE16, lbpedlar.com) and La Grotta Ices for phenomenal handmade ice-cream (lagrottaices.tumblr.com). Last stop: The Kernel Brewery (Arch 11 Dockley Road, SE16, 020-7231 4516, thekernelbrewery.com), a micro-brewery packed with beautiful people drinking bottles of stout and ale.
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