"Old Spitalfields Market" Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields and Brick Lane Tip by Dabs
Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields and Brick Lane, London: 18 reviews and 42 photos
What on earth has happened to Spitalfields Market? This certainly isn't the market I remember from the last time I went there just a few years ago, it's starting to look more and more like the Covent Garden Market, all bright and shiny and trendy...
It was originally a fruit and vegetable market, the name Spitalfields comes from a contraction of the words hospital and fields as this was formerly the site of a hospital. The current covered market is sort of a cross between a covered market and a food court, there are a bunch of chain restaurants like La Tasca and Gourmet Burger Kitchen and trendy shops lining the outside of the market, the interior space is devoted to stalls which vary from day to day.
Sunday is the best day to go, you can combine a visit here with the other markets in the area-Brick Lane, Columbia Flower Market, Petticoat Lane and the Sunday UpMarket. For a walk that includes all of the markets, look here
Market Stalls: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm and Sundays, 9am - 5pm.
Restaurants: Monday to Friday, 11am - 11pm and Sundays 9am - 5pm.
Retail Shops: Monday to Sunday 11am-7pm.
Monday & Tuesday: General Stalls
Wednesday: Deli/ records & books (1st & 3rd of the month)
Friday: Fashion & Art
Saturday: All shops & no stalls
Sunday: Busiest day
Address: 105a Commercial Street
Directions: Closest tube: Liverpool Street
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