Spitalfields Guide

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Spitalfields Neighbours and Area Guide

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Spitalfields is in the borough of Tower Hamlets, click the links to see other regions.
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.

Nightlife, Bars & Clubs

Bars & Clubs in Spitalfields
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Restaurants

Restaurants in Spitalfields
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What's On in the area

Sep
21
Thu
Basquiat Boom for Real

Location: Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre Silk Street, London
Dec
12
Tue
London Santa Dash
Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London
Dec
12
Tue
Candlelit Carols at Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London

Dec
7
Thu
Gilly Szego: A Retrospective
Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London
Dec
12
Tue
Miracle on 34th Street Film Screening at The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London

Apr
28
Fri
A Smarter City
The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, London
Nov
16
Thu
SwingTrain Fitness at Bishopsgate Institute
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London

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Our local trusted reviews...

[Restaurant]
The Culpepper
7/10
[Restaurant]
Darbaar
7/10
[Restaurant]
Wheelers Of St. James's
8/10
[Restaurant]
Strut & Cluck
7/10

Experiences in the area...


The best places near here...

Aladin Restaurant
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Bengal Village
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Cafe Spice Namaste
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  • Hot and spicy: London's best curry houses

The Drunken Monkey
Best for...
  • Mmmm: London's tastiest dim sum



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Buckhurst Street [1 shop]
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Leyden Street [2 shops]
Market Street [4 shops]
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Mile End Road [3 shops]
New Goulston Street [1 shop]
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Norton Folgate [1 shop]
Old Montague Street [3 shops]
Osborn Street [6 shops]
Princelet Street [5 shops]
Puma Court [1 shop]
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Shoreditch High Street [10 shops]
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