"Don't miss Spitalsfield!" Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields and Brick Lane Tip by ZanieOR

  Here's the place I bought my box.
by ZanieOR

We really enjoyed the Spitalsfield Market in the East End of London, which we visited Sunday morning of our trip. It was inside, rather than on the street, and had a huge variety of things to buy, from antiques and collectibles to clothing to baked goods to crafts to posters to whatever you can think of.

What to buy: I bought a small wooden box (for my small wooden box collection) which had a 1928 Irish coin (a 1/2 d with a picture of a pig on it)and a key inside and a couple of unusual (fabric patterns with "jewels" on them pinback buttons for my collection.

What to pay: I paid about 4 lbs for the box (originally priced at 6) and a pound or so apiece for the buttons. All price ranges.

Address: Near Liverpool Station
Directions: Closest tubes: Liverpool Street and Aldgate East
Theme: Antiques
Website: http://www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 28, 2004
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