Last Updated on 17 January, 2023
Vinegar Yard tucked away in a cobbled lane behind the hustle and bustle of London Bridge, is really two markets in one plus a courtyard bar. The first is a vintage market with clothes, accessories, and a small selection of home decorative items. with racks and racks of garments.
The second is a food hub with street food courts and bars. They operate a queuing system so you cannot enter via the vintage market like I thought you could. You have to come out of the vintage market and walk round to the other entrance for the food area.
I liken Vinegar Yard to Soho’s Kingly Court, Elephant Mercato, Flat Iron, or Mayfair Mercato which I have covered on the blog. During the summer majority of the seating are out in the open but as this visit was in Autumn and by then the rain and cold weather had arrived hence the tent above the seating area.
Vinegar Yard Flea Market
The flea market is open Saturday and Sundays from 12 pm until 5 pm and has a number of stalls with a curated and eclectic mix of vintage fashion, antiques, vinyls, books, jewellery, candles, typewriters, cups, paintings and a few other categories.
I have that there are plenty of handmade items straight from the independent designers themselves in addition to antique stalls with collector’s items. It reminds me of Camden Market a little but is on a much smaller scale and albeit a lot more chilled out.
It’s not as crazy busy as many of the London markets even though it’s centrally located and not far from Borough Market which can be so crowded at times. It’s a great place to hunt for some bargains and unique gifts for friends, family or yourself!
What To Expect At Vinegar Yard Food Court
Vinegar Yard is open daily from lunchtime with no requirements to book a table but if you haven’t got a book, expect a little wait during busy periods. It’s perfect for lunch meetups with friends or after-work drinks with co-workers. It has such a great vibe about the place.
Its a cross between a pub beer garden and a modern outdoor bar. It’s also kid-friendly. I visited with my son. While the menus dont offer typical kid-friendly meals, my son managed to wolf down some of my chips.
Ordering food: Ordering food at Vinegar Yard couldn’t be easier! All the tables have QR codes and you simply scan than to get the menu. You order through your phone and the food is delivered straight to your table.
You can also order drinks via phone too but I opted to go to the bar to see what options were available and brought them back to the table myself.
Overall I really enjoyed the food and the vibe of the place. I also love the fact that its only a short walk from home so perfect when I am in the mood for some food but don’t really want to eat the same food as my husband.
Both Vinegar Yard, Flat Iron Square and Elephant Mercato are great for this with plenty of food options under one roof.
Food At Vinegar Market
Vinegar Yard is a unique food market in the UK that offers a variety of different types of food from burgers to Italian and Indian and Asian inspired food. Food vendors include:
Bad Boy Pizza Society – With three branches across London, Bad Boy Pizza Society in Vinegar Yard focuses on Italy’s Neo-Neapolitan style pizza. While their branch in Seven Dials Market focuses on New York-style pizzas. You can also find them at National Theatre on Southbank.
Nik’s Kitchen – Family-run food stall at Vinegar Yard. Their menus are inspired by flavours of the Ancient Spice Routes, The Middle East, Mediterranean and beyond.
Nanny Bill’s – Firmed for their gravy-dipped burgers and Mac & cheese croquettes. Expect hand-pressed burgers and croquettes. They have both vegan and meat on the menu.
Sugo UK – offers Italian street food like focaccia sandwiches & arancini.
Baba G’s – Bhangra burgers, juicy burgers that are well seasoned with an Indian twist and served with sauce on the side to compliment. There are also loaded fries and nuggets on the sides menu.
Where Is Vinegar Yard?
With Borough Market also just a few steps away as well as Bermondsey Street’s dining options of Italian, brunch and lunch options in the shadows just behind Vinegar Yard, there are some amazing places to eat within this area of London Bridge.
Vinegar Yard Opening Hours
While the flea/vintage market only opens on Sundays the food court in Vinegar Yard is every day of every week between the hours of 12 p.m. and 10 p.m.
During the week, the market has vintage clothing, home decor, and jewelry but with only a stall or two open. A bar is available, with a variety of alcoholic beverages.
Things To Do Near Vinegar Yard
Vinegar Yard London Bridge is located in an area with a plethora of options for entertainment.
To begin, there are many popular tourist destinations in the neighborhood, including Tower Bridge Glass Walkway, The Shard, Southwark Cathedral, Clink Prison Museum, Golden Hinde, Winchester Palace, Globe Theatre, St Dunstan In The East.
There are plenty of places to eat, cool bars, and viewpoints as well as amazing hotels to stay at nearby. I have covered much of this in posts on things to do in London Bridge as well as things to do in Bermondsey.
How To Get To Vinegar Yard
There are several stations within walking distance but the nearest is London Bridge underground and railway. You also have Bank, Monument and Tower Hill just a short walk away. There are also plenty of bus routes through Tower Bridge Road and Borough High Street offering easy access to Vinegar Yard by bus.