Beer gardens are heaving, outside tables are lining the streets, shops are letting people in – the city is getting back to normal and Londoners are eating it up, literally, as al fresco ressies are now like gold dust. Luckily Old Spitalfields Market has come to the rescue. The OG East London market is back in action, with over 20 of the hottest street food traders in the city, space for more than 200 people to sit (under the covered roof, bonus) and there’s NO NEED TO BOOK.
That’s right if you can’t get a table anywhere for love nor money, just rock up here, grab a seat and take your pick from all the street food on offer, from soup dumplings from Dumpling Shack to Venezuelan buns from Guasa London to epic desserts from Humble Crumble.
And once you’ve filled up on all that food and drink, there’s a whole load of shopping to get on with at Old Spitalfields Market. There are stallholders trading daily, selling vintage fashion, sustainable cosmetics and more; the Thursday Antiques Market is back so you can go digging for treasure; and the likes of & Other Stories, Bailey Nelson, Deciem and Diptyque are all running spesh in-store activations, so get down to the Market and get exploring.
Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London, E1 6EW