Just a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street station and in the heart of the East End of London is the oldest market in the city. Spitalfields Market was founded in 1638 and today it is a fabulous fusion of architecture across the ages, from the atmospheric arches to the contemporary developments around the edge of the market.
This is a busy, bustling, thriving and colourful market, with very high standards. Open 7 days a week you can find everything here from vintage clothes to young designers, organic food, underwear, bicycles, handbags, shoes and antiques. The flavour of the stalls varies from day to day; some days the old market specialises in clothing and others in antiques and gifts. The market also has fabulous restaurants and bars. You can sip Spanish sherry under the arches, eat at the many outdoor and indoor restaurants or drink in the pubs nearby.
The new development to the market has meant more shops rather just stalls are available. These shops vary from art to interiors and toys. Spitalfields Market buzzes with energy, it is a perfect place to spend the afternoon; grazing delicious food, buying clothes or presents and lapping up the atmosphere of London’s exciting East End.