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Review – Old Spitalfields Market


Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market in Spitalfields, just outside the City of London.

The has been a market on the site since the 17th Century when it was in a rural area hence Spittle Fields, however it was in the 19th century that new Market buildings were built to cover the expanding Market which now included a wholesale fruit and vegetable market owned by the City of London.
The original wholesale fruit and vegetable market moved to New Spitalfields Market in 1991.


More recently the market has undergone a renaissance with the Victorian Market Buildings being restored to their former glory and the market considered  one of the best in London.


The market is overlooked by the imposing Christ Church, Spitalfields, a large Nicholas Hawksmoor church.

The main market days on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday offer shoppers plenty of variety.

There is a Thursday Antiques Market. Friday is for clothes shoppers and art lovers.

On the first and third Friday of the month, a record fair joins the market, with an eclectic mix of different musical styles including rare and collectable vinyl.

Saturdays offer a themed market each week from affordable vintage and designers makers and many more.


Sunday stallholders tend to sell a little bit of everything.

The Market is surrounded by trendy bars, coffee shops and shops to cater for the local and visitors.

Located just five minutes walk Liverpool Station it is also popular with City workers.

Market Opening Times
Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 11am – 5pm
Sun 10am – 5pm

For more information about the market , visit their website here

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