Well well, the area around Maltby Street near Bermondsey has certainly levelled up since the last time we visited. Now christened The Ropewalk, it’s more like a mini food market, with the suppliers in the archways spilling onto the narrow lane to feed the through traffic. From wine bars to coffee, cocktails and local cheeses, it’s a great place to hang out on a sunny Saturday lunchtime.
The Kernel Brewery has relocated from around the corner into this bigger space, where you can bring a picnic to enjoy with your brew.
I was excited to find that the Lassco outpost here has become a proper showroom to display their salvaged flooring, lighting, bathroom fittings and more. There’s even a cute resident kitty!
Round the corner on Druid Street on the walk to London Bridge, the railway arches house a fantastic fruit & veg shop, St John bakery (get there early for the legendary doughnuts), Neal’s Yard Dairy and so on. Skip the Borough market crowds on Saturdays and head here instead!