Maltby Street Market

Market in The South Bank

Tucked alongside and under railway arches, Maltby Street Market is a smaller alternative to sprawling Borough. Food stalls offer top-notch fare from all over the world. Grab a dish and find a seat at one of the few benches, or head for one of the restaurants or bars set up in the arches.

For drinks, look no further than Little Bird, which uses its eponymous gin to make good cocktails (£5 to £7) served in jam jars or apothecary's glass bottles. Equally fantastic is Jensen's, another gin specialist, with a distillery on the premises (bottles cost from £20 to £26, gin-based drinks from £5). Both allow you to bring in your takeaway goodies while you enjoy their cocktails.