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London Shopping

Old Spitalfields Market

  • 16 Horner Sq., Brushfield St. Map It
  • Spitalfields
  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

Updated 02/28/2014

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This fine example of a Victorian market hall (once the East End's wholesale fruit and vegetable market), now restored to its original splendor, is at the center of the area's gentrified revival. The original building is now largely occupied by shops, with traders' stalls in the courtyard. A modern shopping precinct under a Norman Foster–designed glass canopy adjoins the old building, home to a large number of independent traders' stalls. Wares range from crafts, vintage and new clothing, handmade rugs, and jewelry, to hand-carved toy trains, unique baby clothes, rare vinyl, and cakes, though you may have to wade through a certain number of stalls selling cheap imports to find the good stuff. Thursday is particularly good for antiques, Friday for fashion, art, and a bi-weekly record fair. And, from Spanish tapas to Thai satays, the food outlets (mostly small, upscale chains but some independent stallholders as well) offer cuisines from around the world.

Shopping Information


16 Horner Sq., Brushfield St., London, E1 6EW, England

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Shopping Details:

  • Stalls Mon.–Wed. 10–5, Thurs. and Sun. 9–5, Fri. 10–4, Sat. 11–5; restaurants weekdays 11–11, Sun. 9–11 am; retail shops daily 10–7

Updated 02/28/2014


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