About Old Spitalfields Market
Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market so you won't get wet when it rains, but it's not in a hall – the sides are open to the elements - so wrap up warm in the winter.
The market stalls sell everything from the curious and intriguing to, let's face it, "junk". Old Spitalfields Market is a good place to spend a few hours browsing. If you're looking for jewelry, the variety is endless. There are also clothes stalls where you're bound to find something different, trendy, funky, retro (genuine), etc. You can buy fresh bread and cakes, pies and pasties, organic vegetables, and meat to take home, or you can eat at one of the many restaurants and cafeterias which serve food from all over the world - Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, and Indonesian, to name but a few. These are generally reasonably priced and well patronized by city workers, so you may find you have to queue at lunchtime.
As well as shopping and dining, look out for the Charnel House which is of historic interest.
Getting to Old Spitalfields Market
Old Spitalfields Market
Nearest Tube Station:
Use Journey Planner to plan your route by public transport.
Visit Spitalfields Website: How To Get to Old Spitalfields Market.
Old Spitalfields Market Opening Hours
Monday to Wednesdays: General market 10am-5.30pm
Thursdays (Antiques & Retro): 8am-5pm
Fridays (Fashion & Design): 9.30am-5pm
- Record Fair 1st & 3rd Friday of the month
Saturday: General market including themed market days 11am-5pm
Sundays (General Market): 9.30am-5pm
Restaurants are open seven days a week.
Monday to Friday: 11am - 11pm
Weekend: 9am - 5pm
Shops are open seven days a week.
Times vary but in general Monday to Sunday: 11am - 7pm
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Shop and Market Traders
- Thursday: Thursday: Antiques and Vintage Flea Market
- Friday: Friday: Fashion and Design Market
- Saturday: Themed Market Days (see official website for more details)
- Sunday: Busiest day - all shops and general market stalls
Nearby Budget Hotel: Tune Liverpool Street
Recommended Local Dining
Other Markets In The Area
Brick Lane MarketBrick Lane Market is a traditional Sunday morning flea-market with a wide array of goods on sale including vintage clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac, music, and so much more.
See: Brick Lane Market Guide.
Sunday UpMarketSunday UpMarket is in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane and sells fashion, accessories, crafts, interiors, and music. Opened in 2004, it has an excellent food area and is a hip place to hang out.
Sundays only: 10am - 5pm
Petticoat Lane MarketPetticoat Lane was established over 400 years ago by the French Huguenots who sold petticoats and lace here. The prudish Victorians changed the name of the Lane and market to avoid referring to woman's underclothes!
See: Petticoat Lane Guide.