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Old Spitalfields Market

65 Brushfield St, London, United Kingdom
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  • Old Spitalfields MarketPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    3 Oct 18, 2013

    Old Spitalfields Market is enclosed in a large indoor court with market stalls selling various arts and crafts, jewelry, and other assorted accessories. It's a good place to go for souvenir shopping.

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    4 Jul 13, 2014

    According to Jen Howze of BritMums, "This market features shiny new shops and traders market stalls (Mon-Fri & Sun) selling everything from jewelry to handmade wallets to vinyl records. Family-friendly restaurants fringe
    the stalls. It’s better to go during the week if you mind crowds. Sunday is
    a convivial crush."

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  • Old Spitalfields MarketPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Mar 14, 2013

    We liked walking among the vendors here and have done it several times. I would also recommend going to one or more of the food vendors - great stuff.

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    NatetAud
    4 Mar 04, 2013

    This place in London is really nice. Why? First, you got what seems to be an open mall with a lot of restaurants, within you can find the said spitalfields market...Full of home made products most of the time! But in the neighbourhood, there is also a lot of little shops (Absolute vintage is around for the fashionistas...) and neat typical english bars...
    The second time we went there, it was for the AFWL (African Fashion Weekend London, more info over there : http://africafashionweeklondon.com/africafashionweek/#), and it was absolutely wonderful : african clothing brands in the market and catwalk shows during the day... Spitalfields is really a great memory :)

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    Natalie Ashett
    4 Feb 04, 2013

    Spitalfields is one of my favourite parts of London to wander round - it feels so ancient with tiny lanes and those old street lamps that were once ran with methane gas from the drains.

    The market is best seen on a Thursday when it's full of antiques and flea-market type stalls. It can be quite pricey, being one of London's best-known vintage markets, but it's just as interesting to walk around as it is to buy.

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  • Old Spitalfields Market
    Chris Prakoso
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    5 Jan 08, 2013

    I stumbled upon this place the other day when I was on the way to see an Exhibition in Brick Lane and was immediately loving it! The Old Spitalfields Market, is again one of those Victorian style Market place which was converted, or maybe 'fused' is the right word, with modern style shops. You can find here modern shops and restaurant, inter-mingling with more traditional market stalls selling antique, paraphenilias, clothes and cheap foods. Located at the heart of East London it's only a stone-throw away from other must-visit London area such as the infamous Brick Lane and Petticoat Lane. Nearest Tube Station is Aldgate East.
    More info visit: www. Oldspitalfieldsmarket.com

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    Nicole Hudspith
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    5 Sep 07, 2012

    Another great market in London that you must visit! Quirky bits and bobs - anything from clothes to art. Lots of restaurants and bars around the market too. Great place to spend a couple of hours one weekend... and make sure you haven't just bought flowers, the flower stalls are amazing!

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  • Old Spitalfields MarketPro 2014
    Laurel W
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    3 Aug 29, 2012

    This market is part of the gentrification of East London. The market offers a variety of interesting shops and some good restaurants right in an area which used to be economically depressed but is now humming with activity.

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    daniel balla
    5 Aug 19, 2012

    Soo many shops and amazing market stalls.. This is the ultimate suggestion for a chilled out Sunday browse.. Always expect the unexpected!

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    Helen Mashuda
    4 Aug 19, 2012

    I can't say I don't think it's a pretty unusual name but it I do reckon this open covered market is ideal in many different types of weather. Certainly a haven from the hustle and bustle of busy London streets as its fully pedestrianised. There are several stalls and chain restaurants to choose from too.

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    kcovophoto
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    4 Aug 14, 2012

    Now more high street then anything else, it makes for a quaint shopping area near uber trendy Shoreditch. Large selection of shops and restaurants include the unique with well known boutiques.

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  • Old Spitalfields MarketPro 2014
    . Troy
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    There's been a market continuously on this site since the 17th Century but today's incarnation with its designer shops and restaurants is a far cry from the wholesale fruit and vegetable market (since relocated to Leyton in East London) which stood here for much of its history. For years the place was symbolic of where the riches of the City of London financial centre ran out and the inner London deprivation of the East End began: just by crossing from Bishopsgate over to the market it was like someone had drawn an invisible line saying no wealth passes here. Not that you'd see much evidence of that today, as the glass and steel monoliths of the City's investment banks creep steadily further east. The most recent redevelopment of the market in the late 2000s and made it what it is today but polarised public opinion. Some say many of the smaller traders which gave the area a more individual and bohemian atmosphere were pushed out, while others say it ensured a vibrant future for the market, banishing decades of it being a ghostland. Whatever you think, it's a great starting point for beginning a wider exploration of the surrounding area which will have you reaching for the camera every 10 seconds.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Kristin
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A gorgeous local market with vintage, artsy clothing and an around-the-world food court (I had momos!)

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    Audra-Aj Pratt
    3 Jun 15, 2014

    Lots of fun, great shopping finds and food

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    Georgina Mathew
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    5 Jan 03, 2014

    Lovely stalls, lots of handmade clothes and homeware/art

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    Claudia Lengkey
    3 Jul 22, 2012

    Perfect place to wrap your weekend up. Cakes and pastries 50% off after 5pm.

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    Emma Burbidge
    4 Jul 21, 2012

    Crowds gather for the Olympic Torch coming past

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    Maria Thompson
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Loved it!

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    Becca Summers
    5 Jul 20, 2014

    So many stalls, so much to see.

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    4 Apr 03, 2012
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Old Spitalfields Market can be found just to the east of the City of London financial district. Those interested in history will love the fact that there has been a market on this site continuously since 1638. However, those more interested in shopping than historical ambiance will find ample offerings to attract them to this excellent public space. Know widely for its excellent foods, wines, and ... read more
artisan works, there is something for any taste to be found here. As well, there are numerous restaurants, pubs, and small shops. In addition, many visitors enjoy attending services at Christ Church, Spitalfields which borders the square.

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