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Old Spitalfields Market

#108 of 1,558 things to do in London
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Address: 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Old Spitalfields Market represents one of the country's last bastions of...

Old Spitalfields Market represents one of the country's last bastions of consumer diversity and individuality. Home to an old-fashioned community of over 30 independent and large traders and a plethora of chic bohemian businesses, it has secured its place at the forefront of interiors, design, food and the arts - a market that truly embraces the spirit of modern London, an entrepreneurial and cultural melting pot that is ever-changing and developing without ever forgetting its historic past. As Samuel Johnson so eloquently said of London: 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." The same is very much true of Old Spitalfields Market.

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Stumbled across Old Spitalfields when on a recent visit to London Sadly, we had a booking at a nearby restaurant for lunch, so only spent half an hour or so there. Old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across Old Spitalfields when on a recent visit to London Sadly, we had a booking at a nearby restaurant for lunch, so only spent half an hour or so there. Old Spitalfields is a covered market in an area currently being rejuvenated. We were there on a Monday & there was a variety of stalls & places to eat.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Some fantastic stalls in this covered market. Quirky stalls and amazing street food stalls. Take your time and enjoy. An excellent day out. We can't wait to visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some lovely stalls in this old Market. I was surprised at the size. Spent an hour just looking around. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel was just down the street from here and we walked through this every morning it was great all the stalls were well presented and the atmosphere was great just walking round looking at the stalls the smells of the different foods available and buying presents for the kids and puppies while we were there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

East End and a little up-market but the market and Shoreditch environs on Sunday are an absolute must. London throbbing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Sunday afternoon stroll through Spitalfields Market is a bucket list must do. An eye watering array of the handmade and the homemade sitting alongside clothes from yesteryear and food from everywhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I repeatedly visit Spitalfields for the shops, food stalls, market vendors, and a workout or manicure if needed. It has all the higher -end basics, MAC, urban decay, etc. that you need. A fitness boutique is in here as well, drop in for a workout, then eat from the vendors!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Lots of 'streetfood' to choose from and a fascinating place. We had falafel -excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to buy all of the things in the title of my review. Food in particular: the crepes, philly cheesesteaks and fish & chips are delicious from an ever changing collection of food trucks and stall; and Taberna Do Mercado's class Portuguese cuisine is one of the best meals in London.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Filled with multiple pop up shops and restaurants, the market is great place to visit.Especially if you are into food, as their is an abundance of indie food stands filling the air with aromatic flavours.

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Spitalfields
For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the next big global trend, the hipster zone of Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

 Wedged between the business-minded City of London, expressly trendy Shoreditch, and zestful Whitechapel, the lines between traditional and contemporary beautifully blur in this historic East End nexus.
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