Taking its name from a nearby hospital, Spitalfields Market has been around since 1638, and has remained a thriving centre for market traders ever since. Positioned on the edge of the city it continues to play a key role in the surrounding community and represents the wonderful and diverse range of cultures that live in the East End.
Now found under a Fosters & Partners designed glass canopy, it remains a popular destination to pick up a wide range of items from young and antique fashion, through to antique pieces and fresh and exciting street food. In recent years more boutique shops have started to appear in the space, specialising in art work through to interior design, further widening the selection on offer.
Around the edges of the market visitors will find a great range of bars and restaurants to help them take the strain off their feet after spending time hunting for a bargain. This offers the chance to enjoy the atmosphere outside while always shielded by the large roof overhead.