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London Wharfs Photo by Nomadic Vision Photography on Flickr Multiple foot bridges connect the buildings at Butlers Wharf in London.

from Time Out London

Maltby Street Market, London (Sat 9-2pm) Perched under railway arches this market is foodie heaven and without the tourist of nearby Borough Market. Start at 60 Druid Street for fruit and veg of unparalleled variety. From there, cross Tanner Street and head down Ropewalk and into LASSCO, an architectural salvage shop. --- Look out for The London Honey Company, The Little Bread Pedlar and La Grotta Ices. Last stop: The Kernel Brewery, a micro-brewery…

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Bermondsey bombs. The best canapé using mashed potato. Pork mince wrapped in mash makes an easy nibble that's coated in breadcrumbs and served with spicy tomato sauce and aïoli. It's the creation of genius Spanish chef Jose Pizarro who has a tapas bar and restaurant on Bermondsey Street, London.

Pie and Mash. A Cockney dish that has survived into this century is pie and mash and is still served in traditional outlets throughout the capital. The pies are made from minced beef and accompanied by a parsley sauce. Manze's pie and mash restaurants have become legendary. The family arrived from Italy in 1878, settled in Bermondsey. The first shop opened in in Tower Bridge Road and is the oldest shop of this kind still operating in London today.