Market Hall Victoria
Since my brother moved to the UK in 2008, London has been a frequent destination for us. And throughout the entire decade we've been regular visitors to London, one of the most notable truisms is that Victoria Station has been in an almost unbroken string of construction projects.
It hasn't even quite finished yet, you can see some construction fencing here.
But they did finish most of the project, and one of the major construction activities was the construction of the Market Hall Victoria.
This used to be part of a bus depot outside of Victoria, and then for years after that it was a kinda tacky nightclub fenced in by the sorts of touristy, red-bus-keychain selling souvenir booths outside many of London's stations, but with this last renovation, it became Market Hall Victoria.
To quote their marketing material, "Market Halls are redefining the British concept of food halls. Our goal is to give you the best food and drink in London, all under one roof."
Yeah, it sounds like a mall food court. I was dubious.
And in some respects, it actually is a mall food court. With one little detail different: the folks that arranged Market Hall Victoria really did their homework and have a solid set of food vendors with some real chops.