A real Italian food market in London. Mercato Metropolitano to open soon

Mercato Metropolitano (©saramontali)
Mercato Metropolitano (©saramontali)

Have you ever heard about Mercato Metroplitano? It first opened in Porta Genova in Milan for four months last year during Expo. Now Mercato Metropolitano will come to London, in the new ‘SoBo‘ (south of Borough) area.

Mercato Metropolitano officially opens its doors on September 15th but they are welcoming people to come along throughout August to enjoy the site as they open it organically.

Craftsmanship, sustainability, urban renewal, good honest artisan food and real passion are the values behind MM. A new must-visit for all food lovers, Mercato Metropolitano will be free to enter, providing a space for everyone to come together and enjoy good food.

Located in a disused paper factory close to Elephant and Castle tube station, Mercato Metropolitano will include over 45,000 square feet spaces, both indoor and outdoor. The project by Andrea Rasca, economist, includes well loved Italian and London based artisan producers including ‘the best pizza maker’ from Naples and award-winning British food retailers.

Mercato Metropolitano (photo ©saramontali)

Mercato Metropolitano (photo ©saramontali)

They also promise it will be a place where you’ll be able to take part in workshops, cookery demos, talks and cultural events and also enjoy the Italian market experience.

In the industrial three-storey building visitors will find Prezzemolo e Vitale, one of the most exciting independent-family-owned fresh supermarkets from Palermo, Sicily. Above the supermarket there will be a barber shop and a boxing gym.

Mercato Metropolitano will revitalise a dilapidated area and they are working closely with Peabody, a charitable housing association in London that supports communities by providing excellent homes, services and innovative community regeneration projects.

Is Mercato Metropolitano ready to compete with one the most famous and loved markets in London, Borough Market, just one mile away? Food lovers will give their verdict.

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