There are many reasons why you need to make visiting Spitalfields Market a priority. Looking for something to eat? Visit Spitalfields Market. Need to buy a last minute present and you’re lacking inspiration? Visit Spitalfields Market. Fancy perusing some antiques? You guessed it! I hope to encourage you to visit Spitalfields when lockdown is over, your soul (and belly) will be nourished!
It’s close by!
First of all, it’s only 3 stops east from Holborn, so if you’re studying on campus and need a break or thinking about meeting some classmates for lunch or dinner, look no further. Spitalfields market is only a 5 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station.
Not sure what you want to eat? Or your group can’t decide on one cuisine? I guarantee there will be something to make everyone happy at Spitalfields. Think thick, hand-pulled noodles, fat doughnuts filled with jam or chocolate, piping hot soup dumplings, pulled pork brioche bagels, delicious naan wraps, crunchy falafel with all the sides, warming chai, vegan delights, flavourful Sri Lankan curry, and so much more! You can take your food out of the market, or if you can’t wait, then sit on one of the tables situated around the market. And dig right in.
The smells, noise, and bustle of Spitalfields is energising! Spitalfields market is full of retail surprises and you can feel artsy and cultured by perusing amazing original artwork. Even if you don’t fancy spending any money, you can still get so much from wandering around, smelling the different aromas, and listening to the clatter and chatter. Spitalfields is great to visit in the evening too, with friends or on your own.
Spitalfields Market is the place to visit when lockdown is over. As LSE students, we’re so lucky that this market is only a hop skip and a short tube journey away from campus, so add it to your list of things to do and places to visit. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
This post was written in late January 2021. Please consult the UK government website for the latest coronavirus guidance.