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Old Spitalfields Market, London

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There has been a market on the site of Old Spitalfields Market since 1638, when King Charles I gave a license for flesh, fowl, and roots to be sold there. Today, Old Spitalfields is one of London’s top markets, offering antiques, clothes, organic food, artwork, and vinyl records. It’s particularly recognized as a place for young designers to showcase their work, and is considered very fashionable. As it’s a covered market, you don’t need to worry about rain. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from shopping, visit one of the stalls selling food, or one of the restaurants and cafes also in the covered area. To visit Old Spitalfields Market on your trip to London, use our London trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is a must do. Such quality vendors with great jewelry, scarves, clothes, etc. bought a ton of things and had so much fun. Also close to brick lane market so can hit both along with vintage... 
    This is a must do. Such quality vendors with great jewelry, scarves, clothes, etc. bought a ton of things and had so much fun. Also close to brick lane market so can hit both along with vintage...  more »
  • The organisers were quite helpful and accommodating when it came to setting up and promoting each of us on their well-publicised social media accounts. It would be helpful to have a uniformed person.....  more
    The organisers were quite helpful and accommodating when it came to setting up and promoting each of us on their well-publicised social media accounts. It would be helpful to have a uniformed person.....  more »
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  • A handful of brilliant original clothing and other goods with a plethora of mass manufactured products. One side of the market all but mirrors the other. Good place to grab a bite.
  • Lots of cuisine options - all fresh and some of them really cheap as well! Good atmosphere during week days. Photo from the Ethiopian Vegan place there!

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