London Spitalfields Market
I walked through London Spitalfields market on my way to Brick Lane on a Sunday afternoon. Spitalfields market has been around for about 400 years. I popped into a mini Ikea like shop called Tiger which seemed slightly out of place from the hundreds of independent and small stall owners. Clothing, hats, scarves and shoes stalls seemed to dominate this market. On the outskirts of the core of the market are established restaurants and pubs. On one end of the market are food stalls. Honey, tea and cake stalls in addition to some street food trucks caught my eye. Spitalfield’s Kerb Street Food market, is open between 12PM-2.30PM every Wednesday.
In my basket:
Lola cupcakes, red velvet, made for a wonderful takeaway on my visit. The one and only top hat seller I saw (see image below) has a fantastic story. Colin Rosie was homeless in 2013 sleeping in doorways, but he always had one thing on. His top hat. This of course led to many admiring glances and questions and eventually he used his two weekly government benefit cheques to buy and sell a small number of the hats he loved. Today, his stall is one of the most eye catching at Spitalfields market.
London Spitalfields Market Location: 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, Spitalfields Traders Market, London E1 6EW
Website: London Spitalfields Market