A Covent Garden Market Force

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In need of something to eat but don’t fancy anything too formal? The rise and seeming rise of the ‘Food Hall’ is perhaps in tune with the times. These are the sort of places where you can take a break in an informal manner and where there are multiple dining options to choose from. And if you want to see the phenomenon at its most forward looking currently, then London is worth a visit.

The latest addition to the food hall stable in the UK capital is the Seven Dials Market, in Covent Garden. This one is housed in a Victorian warehouse that has seen a number of occupants over the last decade, but which has now been converted in its entirety by Kerb, the street food market outfit that has been around since 2010.

With a central pit, used for benches and tables, a galleried upper level and a small market street where food can be bought to take away, this is typical of the type, but there are a few differences as far as the tenants are concerned. Perhaps the most obvious of these is a conveyor belt bearing French and Italian cheese and working on the same principle as Yo Sushi!

This is a good-looking space and while there are tourists and visitors to the city, this kind of thing looks set to continue growing.