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, contact: info@mercatometropolitano.com


We operate on a first come first served basis only.

Our market is dog-friendly.



Monday: 11am-11pm
Tuesday: 11am-11pm
Wednesday: 11am-11pm
Thursday: 11am-12am
Friday: 11am-12am
Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11am – 10pm


Monday: 8 am-11 pm
Tuesday: 8 am-11 pm
Wednesday: 8 am-11 pm
Thursday: 8 am-12 am
Friday: 8 am-12 am
Saturday: 8 am-12 am
Sunday: 8 am-10 pm

Our trading partners




Badiani (coffee and artisanal gelato)
Duman Doner (Turkish Kebab)
Fresco (Neapolitan Pizza)
Little Sicily (arancini and cannoli)
Lebanese (Falafel and roasted meat)
Yuzu (Japanese Donburi and Ramen)
Hermanos Tacos (Mexican tacos)
The Italian Job (Italian Craft Beer)
Guasa (Venzuelan Arepa)
Argentinean Grill (Grilled meat)
Champagne & Fromage (French cheese, charcuterie, and champagne)
That’s Food (Cocktail Bar)
Vietnamese (noodles, rolls, and more)
Steak House (Grilled meat)
German Kraft (German Craft Beer)
Pasta Lovers (Pasta)
French Corner (Cocktail Bar)
MM GROCERY (artisanal grocery products)

Burghero (Gourmet Burgers)
Oprha Dogs (Hot Dogs)
Ethika (Cocktail bar)
OshPaz (Uzbek food)
Molo (Fish Burgers)
Rice On (Korean Food)
West Indian Bake (Caribbean food)
Garden Bar SE1 (Cocktail bar and Grill)
Karapincha (Sri Lankan food)
Santo Kitchen (Tuscan Food)
Wrap Mi (Bao)
Tandoori Tadkaa (Indian Food)
Let’s do Maki (Bowls & Maki)
Fazzy’s Stack (New York Style Bagels)
Rudie’s Jerk (Caribbean Food)
Ceviche Bar (Peruvian Ceviche)
Tendril (Vegan shack)


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


42 Newington Causeway, London SE16DR, United Kingdom

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