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Discovering London's Maltby Street Market - Little Observationist
If I lived anywhere near Bermondsey, I’d be a regular at this tiny street market that’s nestled in amongst the railway arches and a large council estate. I knew before I even walked into the market that I would love it because it has that quirk appeal from the very beginning with the pile of rope wrapped around the archway that says “Ropewalk” and a stack of battered old suitcases on a green cart. It has character. And Union Jack bunting. The vendors sell quality artisan products. They’re passionate about what they do and definitely willing to stop and talk to you about what they’re selling, how it’s made and what’s special about it. Bad Brownie was there with their incredible selection of gourmet brownies including these salted caramel ones that were voted the “best brownie in London” at the 2014 Chocolate Festival. I somehow found the willpower to resist walking off with a whole tray after passing by them three times. I noticed quite a lot of locally-produced food and drinks, like the beautifully-labelled Godnells mead made from honey in one of the city’s microbreweries. One of my favourites was The Gay Farmer, a friendly guy who started harvesting olives from …