The whole area of Borough SE1 is undergoing rapid change and redevelopment: a new evolving area is Borough Triangle aka Newington Triangle, aka SoBo (South of Borough), squeezed into life by the £3 billion development at the Elephant & Castle and the knock-on effect of developments along the road at London Bridge and Borough Market. The Triangle includes the site of an old paper factory on an unprepossessing stretch of road between Borough Station and Elephant & Castle. Next door to TwoFiftyOne, a new residential tower constructed in a sustainable way at 42 Newington Butts, is Mercato Metropolitano, on the site of that old factory.
The popularity of Mercato Metropolitano, ‘offering a mixture of Italian and London based artisan producers’, has certainly grown since it first opened (see our blog post). In the early days, during a wander through the venue, there were not so many customers. Now, the Mercato. the brainchild of Andrea Rasca, has evolved into a thriving venue with diverse food outlets centred around an Italian food hall with new outlets still arriving. There’s also a bit of Mayfair in an enoteca inside the venue.
Mercato Metropolitano is one year old on the 15th and, to celebrate, is launching a Sustainable Food Weekend event running from 15th – 17th September as part of the Urban Food Fortnight. There will be sustainability talks, workshops (Ugly Veg Chaos and Food Growing/ Foraging in London) along with a range of activities for the whole family including cookery, waste awareness, and seminars, all focused on sustainability.
To browse the full range of events and register for anything you like the sound of, go to their page on Eventbrite.