Elephant & Castle

Our first permanent site on Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle opened in late 2016, on the site of a disused paper factory.

With an area totalling 45,000 sq ft Mercato Metropolitano is home to more than 40 vendors, a micro-brewery and a number of community projects.

You can try dishes from around the world at MM, created using fresh ingredients that are locally-sourced. To discover flavours from Italy to Japan, Colombia to Germany, Vietnam to Argentina, and many more, come and explore our MMarketplace.

For enquiries, please contact: info@mercatometropolitano.com

Our trading partners

Fresco Pizza

Neapolitan pizza.


Authentic Italian gelato.

German Kraft

On-site brewery and tap room.

Ze Spätzle Club

German Spätzle and Bratwursts.

MM Bakery

Freshly baked bread, pastry and cakes.

V for Vegan

Vegan Greek food.

What’s on

Outside of mealtimes, MM spaces are places for the local community to live, socialise, and learn, thus ensuring the market is a hive of activity even in off-peak hours.

Upcoming events, workshops and classes at Mercato Metropolitano, Elephant & Castle can be found below.

Veda Black Duo Live
Wednesday 4th March
Cooking a Pugliese Feast
Wednesday 5th March
Savoury Bread Making
Sunday 8th March
Arancine Making
Tuesday 10th March
Mother’s Day Cupcake Decorating
Saturday 21st March
Sri Lankan Supper Club
Wednesday 11th March
Zero Waste Cooking
Wednesday 18th March
Microgreens Workshop
Thursday 19th March
Zero Waste Beauty Workshop
Saturday 21st March
Art Sippers
Sunday 22nd March
Cocktail Masterclass
Tuesday 24th March
Health Reset: An Introduction to Nutrition
Wednesday 25th March
Gin Tasting
Tuesday 31st March


MM is not only an incubator of emerging food businesses, but also a place for artists and performers to showcase their talent.

In collaboration with YMX Music — the new music platform for artists — each week we host local performers, whether bands or soloists, who want to perform in a vibrant environment with a fantastic audience.

MMusic is held twice a week and is an opportunity not only to celebrate diverse, undiscovered musical talent in London, but for all of our visitors to enjoy music together.

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7.30pm for great music as well as food. Come and enjoy the MMusic!

Our Site

Our flagship site on Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle is built on the site of a disused paper factory. The site is owned by Peabody – one of the oldest and most well-respected housing associations in London, and a company that shares MM’s values of community, quality, and social responsibility.

These values are maintained throughout every touchpoint of the site; from the recycled materials to the no-frills layout. It’s entirely based on a sustainable economic model that is socially responsible and an asset to the local community.

With its authentic environment, MM brings out the natural beauty of its industrial buildings and creates inviting spaces for the community. Our trading partners use only the very best ingredients, always keeping their passion and artisan values at heart.

Find uS

Mercato Metropolitano Elephant & Castle

is temporarily closed in accordance with

Government’s guidelines.

Mercato Metropolitano London is open:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR

Join the MMovement

MM is inviting people, companies and policymakers across London, the UK and the world to join the movement to change food culture in the country. This is an open invitation for people who believe in:

Healthy, sustainable, living food made with rural, artisanal practices

Supply chains that prioritise quality over price and make good, healthy food available

The importance of community in cities across the world, starting with London