Hawker House

In a nutshell

If you believe that "variety is the spice of life", Hawker House in Canada Water is the South London street food destination for you.

The creation of street food aficionados (and curators of all things tasty) Street Feast, Hawker House’s once derelict space has been transformed into a foodie’s paradise, bringing together dozens of passionate street food and drink vendors offering everything from Thai street barbeque and luscious lobster, to outrageously innovative ice cream, 50 world whiskies and a hidden cocktail bar.

As of summer 2016, Hawker House is now home to the thoroughly awesome "Land of Bamboo", complete with tiki huts, sandpits, trampolines and a giant fire pit, perfect for enjoying great company and great food in a chilled out party atmosphere. Open every Friday and Saturday from 5pm until midnight.

ABOUT THE MARKET

Just like Dalston Yard, Lewisham’s Model Market and Shoreditch’s Dinerama, Hawker House (a five minute saunter from Canada Water station) is another phenomenally popular street food market with a party atmosphere from serial market-starters Street Feast. Well liked by both locals and visiting foodies looking for a fun, sociable spot to enjoy the finest street food in South London, Hawker House is now home to 19 purveyors of exceptional and eclectic food and drink, in a vibrant, youthful location.

London-based food blogger Dominic of Samphire & Salsify has a particular soft spot for Hawker House: "What I love about Hawker House is there's so much good food with varied choice all under one roof. You can go with 6 friends and there's something to keep everyone quiet. And it's got that house party atmosphere - just without the crappy cleaning up bit afterwards". He’s hooked on Prawnography’s XL Prawns which are "drenched in garlic butter. They're super fresh, giant and cooked to perfection. Get a side of bacon wrapped scallops and you'll be a happy chappy guaranteed".

If seafood isn’t for you, there are plenty of other global delicacies to try at Hawker House. Head to the Breddos Tacos stand for a taste of their mind-blowing "I’m Not Your Father" taco, complete with 60 hour slow roasted beef, crunchy candied chilli, chunky guacamole and Breddos’ special hot sauce. For a more unusual taco experience, order a Korean taco from the amazing Kimchinary, or for something totally different, make a stop at the Chuck Truck from Chuck Burgers for a juicy handful of all American meaty goodness.

THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH LONDON

Whether you’re waiting for Hawker House to open its doors at 5pm or looking for something to do once you’ve eaten your body weight in tacos, there are loads of fantastic things to do in South London, close to Canada Water, for visitors of all tastes.

Set close to the Thames, this is the perfect place to take advantage of the area’s many riverside cafes, pubs and restaurants, with great views over London’s famous waterway. The Mayflower’s upstairs restaurant and jetty offer good food and river views in a historic setting, while in the Docklands The Moby Dick’s hexagonal conservatory blends a basic pub experience with a relaxing waterside environment. To try a more unusual beer, head to one of the microbreweries in the area. Partizan Brewing is open for trade or a tipple between 11am-5pm on Saturdays, while just down the tracks Fourpure Brewing Co. opens its doors on Fridays and Saturdays close to South Bermondsey station.

If you’re not in the mood for a pint and want to save your appetite for Hawker House, there’s plenty more to do in the area. Why not enjoy all the fun of the farm at Surrey Docks Farm which offers free entry seven days a week? For even more nature, head over to Stave Hill Ecological Park, or take a stroll to the Green Flag Award-winning Southwark Park. Don’t forget to drop into the CGP Gallery and Dilston Grove for a spot of art and culture while you’re there.

Need to burn off some steam? Get active at Surrey Docks Watersports Centre where intrepid visitors can try their hand at canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft-building and much more.

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