They’re back. After a post-crimbo hiatus, the traders of Red Market are returning to their Old Street pitches. A favourite with night owls (in summer it’s open until 11pm, but check @redmarketlondon for trading hours while it’s chilly), this famous market is slowly becoming a lunchtime option for street food fans too. Kicking off this month with a decidedly softly-softly approach, you’ll find popular burger stall Burger Bear joined by the Bell & Brisket (salt beef, Wednesdays), Paste e Basta (fresh pasta cooked to order, Thursdays), or Fleisch Mob (schnitzel, Fridays). As the weather warms up, more stalls will join the fun (with a new one joining every couple of weeks). Until then, consider this a taste of things to come. Tania Ballantine
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12-3pm. 288-299 Old Street, EC1V 9DP. For info, see redmarketlondon.com.