We all know that every country in the world is different. Different traditions, customs, and social norms are a wonderful new experience, but can often take a unsuspecting visitor by surprise. Britain is no different, with such a rich history certain things have evolved that may want to take note of before you visit.
Having recently gone through major restoration project, Greenwich Market is now a fresh and shiny covered market that plays host to every kind of stall you can imagine.
Within the main hall of the market are the temporary stalls that range from hand crafted watches all the way down to the tastiest Chinese food.
Around the edge of the market, built into its structure, are permanent shops. Some of these range from a dedicated map store to a shop full of antique posters.
The food is towards the north side of the market and literally ranges from all corners of the world. The sushi stalls are my favourite.
Spa Terminus – Bermondsey
If you’re visiting Maltby Market that’s number 1 on this list, then you also have to take a trip to Spa Terminus. Spa Terminus is literally down the road from Maltby!
Spa Terminus is a new addition to the area and is made up of sellers who were previously at Maltby market. The sellers decided to set up another market with a slightly more traditional feel.
Here you will find among others: Ice Cream Union, the London Honey Company, Mons Cheesemongers, and fine wine establishments.
Venn Street Market – Clapham
Open every Saturday on Clapham Common Venn street market is a market that works specifically with local producers and farmers.
You will find vegetable stores, fish mongers, bakeries, cheese stalls, and of course brownie stalls!
There are plenty of areas to sit down and soak up the atmosphere. There are also plenty of places to sit down and enjoy the lovely food and drinks that on offer!
The best food at London Markets?
These 5 markets are each unique in their own way and have slightly different vibes.
All these markets are south of the river and within public transport distance, so you could definitely visit more than one in a day if you like.
The food you find will be different in each market, as will be the establishments in which you sit down and eat in.
Take note of these 5 markets and let your tastes buds have a great day out too!
Written by Michael
Let’s be honest, there are no shortage of Sushi restaurants in London.
Like most things in life however, not all sushi restaurants are created equally.
You can pop into some sushi restaurants and leave feeling like a wet fish full of disappointment.
What you’re really looking for are those restaurants that transport you to Japan, where local Japanese people go, and where you will leave feeling like a puffer fish full of delicious sushi and optimism.
Thankfully, if you are in London, you are blessed with some great and varied sushi options, here they are.
Eat Tokyo Sushi Restaurants
Stupidly, i’m going to start this list with my favourite sushi restaurant. I know you should save the best till last, but i’m just so excited about it!
Eat Tokyo is very popular; you’ll usually have a 10-15 minute line outside the restaurants, especially the one in Soho. Once you’re in however, its awesome and bustling.
The selection is so vast that you are literally given a ring binder by your server, who by the way, will likely be dressed in traditional Japanese attire.
The food is great quality and super cheap for London. Salmon Teriyaki nomnomnom.
Soho, Holborn, Notting Hill, and more.
Zaibatsu – Greenwich
I cant write this article without including my local favourite.
The small plastic chairs that surround the few tables remind you of South East Asia, and the food is good quality yet cheap.
You have to book to eat here because its so popular and seating is limited!
All you can eat great sushi? Its not a dream you little munchkin!
Sushi Cafe’ in Battersea has a great fixed menu full of traditional and fusion style sushi, from which you are free to order.
However, it also has a buffet full of great sushi rolls and other dishes!
You have 90 minutes to eat as much as you can before the staff will roll you out like a sushi roll.
Roka is rather fancy, and because of that, its rather expensive. However, if you’re willing to push the boat out a bit, its so worth spending the extra money.
The restaurants have an open grill in the middle of the room where you can see the sushi being cooked.
You can sit around this table if you want to get really close to the action!
Charlotte Street, Canary Wharf, Aldwych, and Mayfair.
Sticks ‘N’ Sushi Restaurants London
Sticks ‘N’ Sushi is extremely well established across London. It’s probably the second most expensive option on this list, behind Roka, but its provides great quality sushi in a warm and cosy atmosphere.
With soothing music playing in the background, all you need to do it sit back and let the extremely professional staff serve you beautifully created and scrumptious sushi.
Greenwich, Covent Garden, Wimbledon, and more.
Rock Star Sushi Restaurant
Rock Star Sushi Bar is consistently rated 5 stars by pretty much everyone who visits it.
The establishment itself is tiny so you need to book, once you’re in however, the sushi looks and tastes amazing. The restaurant prides itself on the presentation of the food and it will delight you with its concoctions that are reasonably priced.
After you leave here and you’ll feel like a rock star sushi roll 😉
Written by Michael
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