On top of this it boasts a great view of the Shard and is handily located midway between Borough Market and Maltby Street, close to some of the South Bank's best attractions.
The Bread and Butter (and Burgers and Booze) of Vinegar Yard
One of Vinegar Yard's biggest draws is its food and drink, and rightly so. We've listed burgers up top (mainly because they start with a 'B') but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Alongside the meaty, cheesy, saucy bliss of Nanny Bill's burgers, you'll also find succulent treats from India, Italy, Japan, USA and across Asia. We're talking pizza, polpette, vodka rigatoni, the legendary naanwich, Japanese chicken, Thai curries, dumplings and possibly the best Sichuan aubergine bao buns in the city.
And that's not to mention the drinks. A rotating selection of hand-picked beers from local London breweries can be sampled as well as a great range of wines, spirits, soft drinks and cocktails crafted by experts.
The Mad Machines of Vinegar Yard
Now your taste-buds are tingling its time to take a look at what makes Vinegar Yard truly unique: the weird and wonderful artworks of Joe Rush.
The celebrated artist and Mutoid Waste founder, best known for filling party and festival sites around the world with gargantuan machines and sculptures made from scrap metal, has transformed the yard with his warped creations, elevating it from a food market to a living, breathing artwork: Stories from the Wasteland.
Beneath a train carriage crawling with giant red ants you'll find a host of evocative creatures and oddities cobbled together from waste-material. This all combines to create a truly unique and inspiring landscape.
Vinegar Yard Market
Not only does Vinegar Yard provide food and drink in a setting you will never forget, on weekends it also turns the site of one of London's most memorable markets.
Flea London can be found in the yard from 11:00-17:00 every Saturday and Sunday and offers a carefully curated selection of vintage clothes, antiques, vinyls, books, jewellery and more.
Visiting Vinegar Yard
Vinegar Yard is on St Thomas Street, a stones throw away from London Bridge Station. Simply take the St Thomas Street exit out of the station, turn left along the street and you'll see the iconic ant-infested train carriage in no time.
Vinegar Yard Opening Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 17:00 - 22:30
Thursday - 17:00 - 22:30
Friday - 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday - 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday - 12:00 - 18:00
Attractions Near Vinegar Yard
There are a host of great things to see nearby including: a life-size replica of Francis Drake's iconic ship The Golden Hinde; the iconic Navigators sculpture; the ruins of the 13th century Winchester Palace; the infamous Clink Prison Museum; Borough Market; William Shakespeare's legendary Globe Theatre; and the Tate Modern Gallery.
A great way to see all of these and more, whilst exploring the sordid history of medieval London's pleasure district, is with our All Gone South outdoor escape game tour. Work as a team to solve interactive clues and discover city highlights and hidden gems as you wind your way from St Paul's Cathedral to Vinegar Yard.
Other great nearby attractions include: Crossbones Graveyard and St Dunstan-in-the-East, and for more fantastic London food markets check out our posts on Seven Dials Market, Meracto Mayfair and Leadenhall Market.