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Old Spitalfields Market, London

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There has been a market on the site of Old Spitalfields Market since 1638, when King Charles I gave a license for flesh, fowl, and roots to be sold there. Today, Old Spitalfields is one of London’s top markets, offering antiques, clothes, organic food, artwork, and vinyl records. It’s particularly recognized as a place for young designers to showcase their work, and is considered very fashionable. As it’s a covered market, you don’t need to worry about rain. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from shopping, visit one of the stalls selling food, or one of the restaurants and cafes also in the covered area. To visit Old Spitalfields Market on your trip to London, use our London trip itinerary builder .
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  • Site with various nationalities foods. This amalgamation of flavors enriches the meal. Other than that there are stalls with various products and stores. You do have lunch and still buys what is missing. Is a big shed! Recommend for the food!
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  • Easy to get to from central London & many stalls to peruse through and enjoy a pint or two at the restaurants. More like an outdoor supermarket or shopping mall (US term), but a very enjoyable afterno...  more »
  • Spent a Sunday morning here with 2 other couples for a browse round. Loads to see and do here and well worth a visit. Great for foodies, craft lovers and artists. A great way to pass a few hours.  more »
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