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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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  • August 20, 2017
    Everybody that comes over in Shoreditch, should take a detour here too. This market opens at 10 a.m., being by this time everything still under construction. On Thursday, there is an antiques market, otherwise nice mark stands with all sorts of creative things, T-Shirts, bags, jewelry, etc. Particularly noteworthy are the street food stands (we were on a Friday there). Stream from anywhere fragrant food aromas in the nose, the price is typical of street food in London. But, I could get a very good Turkish wrap around 4 pounds which was also very economical. Tasty. :-)
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  • August 19, 2017
    Worth a visit if you're in the area! Good variety of crafty shops, food stalls and various bits and pieces. Decent-sized market too.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    It seemed to me that this is a mixture of camden market in the middle of the city. The advantage is that it's less crowded in camden
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  • A great outdoor market. Very clean and tidy. Ranges of eclectic stalls full of vibrancy and colour. Food stalls are amazing and so much choice. Caters for every foodie and style. Perfect place to spend your Saturday moseying around sampling the many food offerings and dipping in and out of each stall.
  • An amazing cosmopolitan market experience! That sights, sounds and smells are like a festival of the senses. Some very good products available from boutique-style market stalls with cuisine from all over the world. I will always go throughout Old Spitalfields Market if I'm in the vicinity.
  • It's a cool place to visit, with interesting clothing stalls. It's not as "alternative" as it was before the refurbishment a few years back, but its still worth a visit, especially for visiting friends. There's plenty of choices for Bars, Street Food stalls, Restaurants (mostly chains) and also some cool food stalls, selling interesting good quality produce.
  • Fabulous market for anything from jewellery to a great pair of trousers. Cash point in the actual market and a good few eateries. We'll worth checking out even of it just for a quick look.
  • I just love that place! It's a huge market with unusual items to buy directly from creators and artists. Obviously, as every markets in London, you also get to have tourist stuff like those clocks made from records that you see everywhere (even though I actually love them!). Otherwise you have quite a lot of really nice stuff. I also go there for the very large choice of tasty Street food! I love going on Sunday so I continue to walk to shoreditch from there to go to others markets in the area like the one on Brick lane. If you are a record addict like me, it's also a very nice area. Walk a bit from there to Shoreditch where you will find an underground vintage market with hundreds of records and also a few record shops around.

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