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Night food markets


In the past few years London has become full of different types of food markets catering for a lot of different tastes from fully vegan markets or those dedicated for all the cheese and wine lovers out there. Lots of these markets operate during the daylight hours, but my personal favourites are the ones that stretch into the night and have DJ:s playing music and other activities as well as ALL the food.


One of the biggest and best night food market traders in London is Street Feast which has four different locations around the city: Lewisham, Canary Wharf, Canada Water and Shoreditch. The latter, called Dinerama, has recently started opening on Wednesdays when entrance is completely free. On other days you can get in for free too, but only if you arrive before 7pm.


One night only, on the 28th October, there will also be an all vegan night market hosted by the vegan restaurant Cook Daily in Brick Lane. According to the event poster, the line up looks pretty amazing: there’s the fried “chicken” connoisseurs Temple of Seitan, the fried rice ball masters Arancini Brothers and so many others. I personally can’t wait!


Cosy rooftop: Moroccan Medina at Queen of Hoxton


The rooftop of Queen of Hoxton always has a different theme each summer and winter, and this autumn/winter they’ve chosen Moroccan Medina. The venue has lots of different areas, with the main feature being a wigwam made to look like a giant Moroccan lamp, with lots of cushions and fairylights inside to create a cosy mood.


They serve food and drinks too, of course. The hot drinks include hot buttered rum, sweet cardamom spiced coffee and mint tea with rose, amongst many others. On the food front you can expect halloumi fries (yum!), rainbow vegan mezze platter and lots more.


According to the event’s Facebook page there’s also going to be a ‘unique culture program’ so keep your eyes peeled (sorry – does anyone else think that saying is just really gross..?)!


Enjoy the sunset over the Thames


Grab a take away cup of something hot, check the time of the sunset and head to Millenium Bridge (my favourite – though Waterloo Bridge is a great contender!) and watch London’s sky turn into millions of different colours.


I think I’m going to let the pictures do rest of the talking…


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16 comments so far.
  • I love the Queen of Hoxton, their rooftop is always so cool x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

    • This new one sounds so cool – I can’t wait to see it with my own eyes! x

  • I really want to go to a night food market! Unbelievably, I’ve still not been to Dinerama…

    • Ooh you have to go! They are so much fun and have ALL the best food. xx

  • Those sunset pictures are absolutely stunning!

    Will definitely try out the vegan food market – I hadn’t heard anything about it so thank you for sharing!


    • Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try the vegan night market either x

  • Those sunset shots are fantastic! I love a good night market…and yes I do think the phrase “eyes peeled” is nasty!


    • Haha so glad I’m not the only one! And thank you so much <3

  • Keep getting emails from the Queen Of Hoxton about the Moroccan Medina, so hoping to get down there soon. It may actually be better than my experience in actual Morocco to be honest!

    • Haha I take it your trip to Morocco didn’t go to plan then? The Queen of Hoxton version certainly does look promising though! xx

  • missgetaway

    Oh wow that sunset looks unreal! Makes me want to go back to London so badly. The Moroccan Medina also sounds extremely intriguing.

    love, kerstin

    • It was such a gorgeous one! Hope you get to visit London soon again xx

  • These photos are so beautiful, they almost don’t look real! What an amazing sunset.

    • Thank you so much! It was such a gorgeous sunset indeed. xx

  • Your photos are BEAUTIFUL! I have never been to London, but I hope to get there soon! When I do, your blog will be so helpful. <3

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com

    • Thank you SO much Madison! Hopefully you’ll get to visit London soon xx