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Southbank Centre Food Market

Southbank Centre Food Market returns for a summer of pop-ups

The UK’s largest arts centre has reopened their food market for the first time in over a year.

The Southbank Centre has famously championed independent food businesses by the River Thames for over 10 years.

Every weekend The Southbank Centre Street Food Market takes over the Southbank Centre Square to celebrate different and emerging cuisines from around the world.

Commercial marketing and communications manager Megan Hudson said: “We’ve got over 20 traders serving up cuisines from all over the world from Venezuela to Mauritius and everything in between. 

“We’re just excited to be open again after being closed for most of the last year!

“There’s a real sense of community at the market and it’s great to have all our traders back together again.”

Southbank Centre is known as one London’s most visited attractions, occupying a prominent space on the South Bank of the Thames.

BEERS UNDER THE BRIDGE: Southbank Centre Food Market have every base covered for the bank holiday break.
Credit: Matt Hickman

Along with live music and an indoor orchestra, this weekend you can enjoy delicious treats with riverside views of London landmarks such as Big Ben plus dozens of deck chairs, quintessentially British lawn games and cleverly covered spaces to unwind.

Well-established food & drink pop-ups include Jimmy’s BBQ Club with their 45-day aged sirloin steaks and adobo cod cheek tacos, hand-made hot dogs bursting with toppings from Oh My Dog!, freshly squeezed fruit drinks from Elephant Juice and from this week Mexican inspired Wahaca join the gang with their very own food truck.

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD: A few dishes from Jimmys BBQ Club
Credit: Matt Hickman

Southbank Centre’s history stretches back to 1951 and is made up of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery as well as being the home of the National Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection.

Headline image credit: Matt Hickman

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