Seven Dials Market, Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LX – 5 minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station
Seven Dials food market has been open for around 3 months now. Its location is in a former banana and cucumber warehouse. Depending on how you approach the entrance, it would be quite easy to pass it by. But, on entering it becomes apparent that this is quite a spectacular use of space. It is not only food you will find here either…
Downstairs at Seven Dials food market
The food market is arranged over two levels. Downstairs is has a number of eateries selling tempting street food set around an area filled with varying sized dining tables.
As you enter into the market you will be drawn to the stalls in Cucumber Alley which sell a range of delightful produce including pastries, chocolate and artisan jams.
Street food venues include Yum Bun for its stuffed, soft steam buns and Nanban, known for its exciting Japanese dishes.
Entertainment in the market
Entertainment here is varied. There is a stage where a number of different acts perform. But as well as live music, other activities take place such as spritz making sessions and workshops. Have a look at the website to see what’s coming up in the next couple of months.
The Market Bookshop at Seven Dials
The bookshop is a special place. As well as being available for private hire by night, it is a wonderful place to browse by day.
Books showcased represent London’s food and drink scene such as Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. Zoe is from South East London and created a special book following her time spent in her grandmother’s kitchen in Ghana. She now has a supper club and pop up restaurant.
The bookshop’s location is in a tucked away corner of the market. It is a popular place to bring your food and enjoy it in a quiet area as an alternative to the food court.
Upstairs at Seven Dials Food Market
Upstairs, the restaurants offer counter top dining restaurants which are ideal when dining solo. The Cheese Bar is particularly inviting. The world’s first conveyor belt cheese bar sells 25 types of British cheese paired with other foods. Dishes can be purchased on or off belt and enjoyed with a natural wine, craft beer or refreshing soda.
Suggested Further Reading:
Things to do in London – Recommended solo activities
London Restaurants – Restaurants where I have enjoyed solo dining
Hotels in London – Hotels in London recommended for solo travel
Solo Travel Destinations – other destinations I have enjoyed travelling to alone