London is the world’s biggest melting pot and home to some of the best street food, offering cuisine from all around the world. There are few cities that rival London’s impressive food scene, making it the capital of street food.
Despite the boom of the capital’s street food culture in the last ten years, street food in London is no fad. It has been around much longer than most people think, predating back to the Roman times. In fact, Leadenhall Market was originally the centre of Roman London – a street food square in the 14th century offering meat, oysters, and shellfish aplenty.
Street food has come a long way since then, from traders popping up in car parks with food trucks to having their own spot at any of London’s modern street food markets. Nowadays you can find street food indoors at a food hall, or in many shopping centres.