Spitalfields

Your All In London guide to Spitalfields

Located centrally in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Spitalfields has an enviable location close to both Liverpool Street Station and Brick Lane. The name Spitalfields is an abbreviation of the phrase ‘hospital fields’ and refers to the hospital of St Mary Spital that was central to the region in the 17th century.

Modern day Spitalfields is renowned for its Sunday market which began in the 17th century and still attracts around 20,000 visitors every Sunday. This market is now being hotly preserved as the city sprawls outwards threatening the area with new build office blocks. Spitalfields remains an important cultural and art centre with local residents including Tracey Emin and Stuart Brisley.

Going out in Spitalfields

What's On in Spitalfields


The London Artisan
The Old Truman Brewery

Starts: 19/12/2020
Ends: 20/12/2020

Matt Smith at 99 Bishopsgate
99 Bishopsgate

Starts: 14/09/2020
Ends: 09/11/2020

Crowdsourced Mural celebrating '200 Nationalities, One NHS' to be unveiled
Rich Mix , 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London

Starts: 01/10/2020
Ends: 31/10/2020

Maja Ruznic, Name of the Voice
Hales London, 7 Bethnal Green Road

Starts: 10/09/2020
Ends: 24/10/2020

Paint Klimt and Prosecco
Pitcher and Piano, Cornhill

Starts: 13/11/2020
Ends: 13/11/2020

London Restaurant Festival
Various venues across London

Starts: 01/10/2020
Ends: 31/10/2020

Spitalfields High Street Directory


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Spitalfields Shopping Streets


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