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Old Spitalfields Market

#110 of 1,552 things to do in London
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Address: 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London, England
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+44 20 7247 8556
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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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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... read more

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

It was Baltic when we were wondering around and stumbled into this market. It got us out of the cold and was a good filler at the end of our trip waiting for a train. A mixture of cultural tat to buy, clothes, art and food. On the outskirts we found a quality little wine bar. Very much worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food stalls of every type at decent prices. Also regular sit down restaurants around the perimeter. Clothing stalls vary by day of week but high end retailers are always there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting district, nice to have a walk in a sunny day. There are some food vendors (excellent steak sandwich!) and vintage stuff. I also recommend to walk for less than 10 min and visit the amazing Sunday up market: there are lots of food vendors from all over the world (especially chinese,korean, thai, viet,indian). You can taste one of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit. Great stalls, lovely colours and a mix of smells as you walk around... And nearby are Shoreditch and Brick Lane, famous for their street art displays. A must-see !!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Joined the local walking group's visit to the Market. It was vintage stall day and so lots of old but still usable items were for sale on the many stalls that were out. There's a strange combination of stalls and shops, e.g. the stalls selling items of yesteryear and a TIGER shop those for today's use - wonder if the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my favourite places ever, a fantastic market, busy and bustling, but not as crowded and touristy as Camden. I adore the atmosphere and the variety - food, clothes, old maps, books, loads of wonderful random stuff... I could return there every weekend and I think I'll never get bored.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love this place I love vintage But I also love designer I m a shopping schizophrenic So it ticks all my boxes And this ethepiopian vegan lady is a food artist I would drive from Bristol to eat her food 😃

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I took my cousin and his wife from Cape Town for a visit to the East End Of London which they had never visited before. We toured the Spitalfields Market with delicious snacks as well as interesting second hand book and clothing stalls and antiques to satisfy all pockets before marvelling at the wonderful Hawksmoore designed Christ... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From J Boy of Derby I enjoyed my second visit to this market more than the first so it's a place that grows on you. Very interesting place with stalls selling all sorts of goods. Plenty of places to eat and this is the highlight for me loads of different eating places and a very good fish and chip shop.... More 

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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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