Vinegar Yard: London's New Street Food Market... With A Train Carriage On The Roof

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Vinegar Yard: London's New Street Food Market... With A Train Carriage On The Roof

New street food venue Vinegar Yard opens in London Bridge next week, bringing food, drink, art installations and pop-up shops and events to a space two minutes' walk from London Bridge station.

Which food traders are at Vinegar Yard?

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Locally-based coffee company The Gentlemen Baristas will run an all-day coffee shop, open from 7.30am and serving food for breakfast, brunch and lunch. At midday, other traders begin serving. The line-up of food traders is scheduled to change regularly, but confirmed for the opening are:

  • Baba G's, winners of TV's Million Pound Menu, serving Indian inspired sandwiches and burgers
  • Up In My Grill, specialising in Argentinian flame-grilled steak
  • Nanny Bill's, offering up a delicious, carby mix of burgers and croquettes
  • Sugo, an Italian company serving up Italian ciabattas filled with meat and vegetable sauces
  • Turnips, a fruit and veg stall from Borough Market who are whipping up risottos and juices.
Argentine steaks by Up In My Grill

Keep an eye on the Vinegar Yard website and Instagram for details of future food options.

Is there a bar at Vinegar Yard?

Of course there's a bar — they're not amateurs. It's open-air, and has a tap for a rotating selection of craft beers brewed locally here in London. Shouldn't be too hard to find them, with the Bermondsey Beer Mile so close by.

Why is there a train carriage on the roof near London Bridge?

Ah yes, the train carriage. The site's been turning heads for a few weeks, thanks to a train carriage that's been plonked on a roof on St Thomas Street.

Sadly you can't get inside — it's an art installation (as are the giant ants crawling on it), one of several due to appear at Vinegar Yard in the coming weeks. Artist Joe Rush — who created those ants, along with the more famous Arcadia spider — has a working studio in Vinegar Yard, where the public can watch him and his team creating his mutant works.

Events at Vinegar Yard

Every weekend, Flea London, a vintage and maker's market selling clothing, jewellery, accessories and homeware, will pop up in Vinegar Yard. With several pop-up vintage shops open in the week as well, Vinegar Yard has set its sights on becoming something of a vintage lovers' paradise.

Vinegar Yard, 80-82 St Thomas Street, SE1 3QU. Open seven days a week from 3 April 2019.

Last Updated 03 April 2019