Spitalfields Market


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Spitalfields Market started in 1638, was covered in the late 19th century and modernized in 2006. The market is full of small vendors selling wares ranging from jewelery to fresh vegetables with many food stalls and restaurants. We made a pass through the market and surrounding area as part of a trip to pick up some electrical supplies.

Below are highlights from April 3rd in London, UK. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. And a live map of our current route and most recent log entries always is available at mvdirona.com/maps

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City Electrical Factors

At City Electrical Factors, about a half-hour walk from St. Katharine Docks, to pickup some electrical supplies.
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Ely’s Yard

Street art visible above the brick wall at Ely’s Yard, an old service yard that now is a street market. Not visible behind the wall is a famous piece of London street art: Banksy’s Pink Car
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Water Poet

We had a great lunch on the fabulous heated patio at The Water Poet, one of several restaurants that Richard Murray recommended.
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Christ Church Spitalfields

Christ Church Spitalfields was built in the early 1700s. After decades of neglect, the church was recently beautifully restored to its pre-1850s splendour.
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Spitalfields Market

Spitalfields Market started in 1638, was covered in the late 19th century and modernized in 2006. The market is full of small vendors selling wares ranging from jewelery to fresh vegetables with many food stalls and restaurants.
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Tre Rote

One of the many quirky food stalls at Spitalfields market is Tre Rote, Italian pasta served from a Piaggo Ape 400 Classic three-wheeler van. Ape is Italian for bee, a reference to work-ethic. The smallest engine configuration from that manufacturer drives the micro-truck with only 1.8HP.
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Sud Italia

Delicious-looking pizzas cooking in the oven at Sud Italia, another food truck at Spitalfields Market.
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Woodin’s Shades

London has an endless number of excellent-looking pubs and great pub signs. This one at Woodin’s Shades caught our eye.
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Liverpool Station

We returned home on the tube from dramatic Liverpool Station.

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2 comments on “Spitalfields Market
  1. Matt Baker says:

    I love Spitalfields market and environs. I went to school for a year just down the road from there at Queen Mary Westfield college…it was great to experience the East End in the early 90s. Its remarkable how crazy developed it has become now.

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