Welcome to one of the best hangout spots in all of London - Maltby Street Market is so good that we even come in the middle of winter. In summer though, it’s unbeatable - it’s a narrow street packed wall-to-wall with excellent food vendors and the odd antique store, and if you don’t leave a couple of kilos heavier, there could be something wrong with you. Besides excellent food options and plenty of space in the area to perch with a drink, it’s bookended by some excellent restaurants, including St John’s Maltby outpost and small plates specialist 40 Maltby Street. Plan to get here at the weekend and spend at least a couple of hours eating your weight in doughnuts.
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Bar Tozino is a tiny Spanish tapas bar at the end of Maltby Street, serving excellent jamon and lovely wine.
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Barsito is a neighbourhood tapas restaurant in Clapham serving lovely authentic Spanish food. The rustic, casual space is perfect for low key dinner.
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