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Old Spitalfields Market

#207 of 1 909 things to do in London
Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Open 7 days a week, it is the perfect antidote to the high street. We bring together small producers with local creatives and artisans, original independent retailers and a few well-known brands under one historic roof. Our daily market is home to...More
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“food stalls”(105 reviews)
“brick lane”(96 reviews)
“great market”(62 reviews)
16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW, England
+44 7967 108392
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Every time I go to London I never miss a visit to Old Spitalfields Market. I love the atmosphere and the very interesting things you can find...many are hand made or exclusive designs . You can feel the creative touch everywhere. Last time I was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank isabel248
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I come here every working day for lunch, and I am never bored. There are some awesome van where to find lot different food. There are really a lot I would suggest smoko loko, crosstown, poppies, sud Italia, 3 ruote and lovely pasta; but there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank soterom75
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to visit on a Thursday, as this is the day of the vintage market, as well as the craft variety. Add in the numerous permanent eateries etc and there is plenty here to occupy a couple of hours, and broaden one's history knowledge....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not quite the market style atmosphere I expected that I am used to in Pittsburgh's 'Strip District' or even Borough Market in London. I think of this as more of an open air mall. Still the stores that are more of stands or booths have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrclincolnhigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from Liverpool St station, this is a local mecca for a wide range of cuisines....Greek, Chinese, Ethiopian, Turkish, Japanese etc, including famous Poppies for Fish & Chips. Plenty of seating and can be quite busy at lunch times. Amidst these are a variety...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a marker most days but the weekends is the best time to visit . On a Sunday you have petticoat lane market too and brick lane on the weekends There are many veried food stalls so plenty to choose from. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank V2086RLcraigb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Spitalfields Market turned out to be a great find! There are a lot of one of a kind finds (gifts for others or yourself), Really good food and even sit-down restaurants. I was staying on the other side of the Thames (near the Shard)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pellaz-CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been to this market in years and when I met up with an old friend I was lucky enough to have them show me around. I have lived in a number of countries and am quite a foodie so I am always excited...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really big space packed full of shops and resturaunts. There's something for everyone and markets and food stalls pop up everywhere. Great for lunch or dinner. Can go with family or take your parents. They have sweet events like ballroom dancing, record fairs.. It's nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pshfg
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

I visited today after a Street Art tour in Shoreditch & found the quality of the goods to be of a very high standard. The ladies at The Curious Yak were very helpful & service was excellent at all the stalls.

Date of experience: December 2018
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For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its
most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the
next big global trend, the hipster zone of
Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around
the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain
hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers
throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting
some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

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26 March 2018|
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Response from Hoppityskip | Reviewed this property |
The market is superb well worth a visit, but not sure of its opening hours that day Opening Times General Mon to Fri: 10am — 8pm Sat: 10am — 6pm Sun: 10am — 5pm. Daily Market Mon to Fri: 10am — 5pm Sat: 10am — 6pm Sun... More
8 October 2017|
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Response from Tellenbach | Reviewed this property |
Hi again, about 2 hours should be enough for Spitalfields and Brick lane area unless yous top for brunch in Brick lane because you can't resist :-)
13 May 2017|
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Response from A K |
Tony/Amir - this is the definitive answer (albeit a bit late, sorry only just happened across this) as I have had a stall in the market for 17 years and currently attend both Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday is the antiques... More