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Old Spitalfields Market, London
(4.2/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our London tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Old Spitalfields Market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Old Spitalfields Market is a great place to find some clothing bargains and it also has some cool restaurants and coffee spots 
  • On Thursday you can find antique stalls. Bought two interesting coins, wouldn't buy the worn clothes though. Nice market to stroll through but not my favourite. 
  • Bustling covered market with many stalls that sell own designs such as clothing, jewellery, bags, etc. you can also buy food from various corners of the world and eat them to the various picnic tables.
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  • Spitalfields Market is a bustling hive of activity most times of day. The building is full of history which has been fairly well preserved over the years. The market has an urban vintage feel and sells many hand made goods and fashion items. A few of the nicer chain restaurants have sprung up around the market for good dinner and lunch choice. There are also a number of nice pubs around the market.
  • Visited by millions of people yearly, this place feeds and entertains more people then some more highly rated attractions in London. What I love about it is the unexpectedness of events, there are regular antique markets and food stalls, but every now and again as I walk through to get to Liverpool Street from Brick Lane I find the odd Cocktail Festival or a Santander shooting pitch. I could walk through a garden gnome summit or a flamingo expo and I wouldn't be surprised. I love it and it caters to my lunch needs 3/5 days. TL;DR - If only there were 6 stars for rating...
  • Cool place. Lots of craft stalls and unusual clothes and accessories. Great food and drink selection. Nice area to explore.
  • Brilliant food market. Never have to eat cold sandwiches for lunch. Eat a different cuisine every day of the week.
  • Nice market. Lots of interesting stalls and a few more upmarket shops round the outside. Bought 3 pairs of socks for £10 from a stall. Very nice, eclectic socks. Would be 5 stars if there was more street food like Borough market.