SPITALFIELDS MARKET HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
At Spitalfields Market, you can shop for apparels and accessories, indulge in some delicious street food and people-watching or even set up a stall of your own. Milling with crowds on most days, this bustling market is a hotbed of activity for locals and tourists alike.
Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW. Phone: 020 7375 2963
It’s a whole world out there in Spitalfields: food and drink, stalls of apparel, handmade jewellery and art prints, community events, and more. You can’t go wrong with spending an afternoon (or the whole day) in this trendy lively East End area. Granted, it has become more popular over the years and you almost don’t want to head there on your “chill out” weekend. But working near Liverpool Street has its perks; Spitalfields Market is my lunch time treat every Friday. I pick up my Spicy Mediterranean Box from Badolina, sit at the entrance of the market, opposite Patisserie Valerie, and watch the crowds go by. It’s not all office-goers out during their lunch break either. You can spot tourists, families, couples, and groups of friends from across the Channel. It’s a treat to watch – and that’s just from outside!
Divided into roughly three types of markets, Spitalfields devotes itself to independent artists who sell their wares at the Spitalfields Arts Market. At the Saturday Style Market, you’ll see traders selling apparel, accessories, homeware, and other goods, and the Traders Market at Crispin Place is open all seven days. Let’s not forget the plethora of sit-down restaurants plus food stalls. As the saying goes, there’s something for everyone in this glorious melange of shops. If none of this pleases you, Brick Lane is just a short walk away, with food and vintage shops nearly spilling onto its streets.
P.S.: If you’re an independent artist or a trader, you can get in touch with Spitalfields Market to set up a stall.