A taste of Italy is coming London this June as Mercato Metropolitano is making its UK debut in the new ‘SoBo’ area, just south of Borough. Originally opening its doors in Milan last year, the food market will be sure to be a new rival to nearby Borough market.
Set in a gritty warehouse, the site of a disused paper factory, the huge 45,000 square foot market specialises in small producers from all over Italy and the UK and will feature an onsite bakery, butchers, fishmongers, coffee roasters, pizza chefs and, obviously, pasta makers.
And if the food isn’t enough to draw you to the Borough Triangle, there will also be musical performances, educational activities and cultural exhibitions. In addition to that, you’ll also find urban gardening, an ‘in house’ cinema, event spaces, cookery demos, workshops and a pop-up hotel. Phew.
With free entry and enough going on to keep you busy for days at a time, brush up on your Italian and head over for a flavor of what Milan has to offer.