The Mercato Metropolitano is a vibrant food market and a hidden gem of delicious, global cuisine. With numerous stalls offering everything from Italian delicacies, fresh-made French cheeses and vegan bowls to craft beer and artisan cider, Mercato Metropolitano is a foodie's heaven.

    Around 3 million people visit the Mercato Metropolitano each year to enjoy international food and drink. The Mercato Metropolitano is bustling all the time, but more so during cooking classes or music events, so plan to spend a few hours exploring the options and trying new dishes during your stay.

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    Highlights of Mercato Metropolitano

    Naturally, the best part of visiting Mercato Metropolitano is trying all the food. You’ll find something for every taste and craving, including traditional barbecue foods and Turkish, Indian, Mexican, Lebanese, Italian, Japanese and American cuisines. For refreshments, you’ll have plenty of stalls to choose from with specialist cocktails, Bavarian beers, biodynamic wines, small-batch spirits and non-alcoholic beverages like organic cider.

    After you pick out your food and drink, you can find seating inside sunny, leafy courtyards with shady spots. Even in winter, the courtyards are adorned with decorations and lights for a festive atmosphere.

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    Good to know when visiting Mercato Metropolitano

    The biggest draw of Mercato Metropolitano is the food, but that’s not all it has to offer. Nestled among the stalls, you’ll find the charming Backyard Cinema that screens sci-fi movies in a replica spaceship, a high-end yoga studio and a weekend vintage market where you can find unique gifts and treasures.

    Mercato Metropolitano is close to many top London attractions and nightlife spots, including the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, the Garden Museum and Big Ben. After dining, you can have a night on the town with unique bars and clubs in the area.

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    Mercato Metropolitano in London

    Location: 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR, UK

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)2074 030930

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