London Union’s rooftop street market in Canary Wharf will be called Giant Robot and open April 12 at 11am.
The new, seven-day-a-week eating and drinking ‘rooftopia’ is a c10,000sq ft site above the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf.
It is the brainchild of Jonathan Downey and Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby, and follows their successful street food markets Hawker House and Dinerama, which trade under the Street Feast name.
The name follows on from Downey’s former Giant Robot and Tiny Robot sites.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Downey wrote: “It won’t be like anywhere you’ve ever been before.”
The site will be 90% indoors, with street traders Yum Bun, Yumplings, BOB’s Lobster and Thunderbird (formerly BBQ Lab) and Jose Pizarro’s tapas bar and jamoneria Little Jose.
It will also have two large bars, a draught craft beer bar built out of a shipping container and an island cocktail bar.
The space has a wraparound terrace on three sides with quayside views and vibes.
London Union acquired the 10,030sq ft of space on a 10year lease with a 12-month rent free package.