It’s summer time! The days are at their longest, the weather is (usually) at its best, and our minds have turned towards getting absolutely everything out of the warm, long days as possible. In Britain, the summer tends not to stick around for long, so it helps to know what London has to offer.
In this blog, we’ll be highlighting what’s on at Spitalfields E1, as well as some general summer spirit, available at our unique market seven days a week. If you’re looking to make the most of precious sunny London time, then look no further!
Grab a summer outfit:
If you’re heading away this summer, you’re probably looking for some new outfits to suit the hot weather. Of course, you could find perfectly adequate outfits on the high street, but what about that special, stand-out item?
There is nowhere quite like Spitalfields’ Saturday Style market if you’re looking for a special item that you won’t find elsewhere. This is because we give a platform to the best up-and-coming talent in London, many of whom make their own lines and designs, giving you a varied offering to explore. We’re very proud of our traders, and we’re sure you’ll love them too.
Check out our market and look for your own little secret stall, you never know what you might find!
Protect yourself from the sun:
The slightest bit of sun and most of us are in full force soaking up the rays. However, failing to protect your skin properly from the sun could result in you having an unpleasant experience. Nobody wants that ‘cooked lobster’ look!
Fortunately, we have a wide range of skincare and eyewear available at Spitalfields to help keep you safe from the sun, and keep your skin in great condition. With Kiehl’s, Urban Decay and Benefit Cosmetics all on-site, you’re sure to find the hottest products and superb advice ahead of your travels.
Meanwhile, you’ll also find Ollie Quinn. Specialising in exceptional, in-house designed eyewear at affordable prices for both men and women. If you’re in need of a pair of prescription sunglasses, make sure you pop in to find your perfect style.
Al Fresco Extraordinaire:
We’re very proud of the range of food trucks on offer every day at Spitalfields E1. People come from far and wide to try some of the delicacies of our treasured foodie providers, such as The Duck Truck, or The London Bagel Company.
These trucks represent street food dining at its absolute best, and on a hot, sunny day, there is nothing better than a grab and go lunch from one of our trucks enjoyed near our art exhibitions and ornamental gardens.
And if this wasn’t enough street food already, our famous Friday Startisans market is the perfect place to experience some incredible cuisine from around the globe, giving even more choice to our visitors. The mix of stalls available is constantly changing, meaning you’ll find something different each time you visit, so be adventurous with your palate and try something new! Some popular foods on offer at past markets have included Spanish chorizo, Vietnamese ‘burgers’ and Italian cannoli, but there is far too much to list here. You’ll have to see it for yourself!
While our street food is known across London, there is so much more to offer at Spitalfields E1. If you’re after a sit-down meal, we have plenty to offer. When you walk onto Market Street at Spitalfields, one of the first things that’ll draw your attention is the large seating areas on the right. On a hot day, these areas are always bustling with people chatting, eating and drinking.
If you’re after breakfast, head to our newly refurbished Giraffe, and explore their range of healthy or more indulgent breakfasts, all while sitting outside, enjoying the early morning market. For lunch, or an early evening meal in the sun, you’re spoiled for choice, with Leon, Canteen, Carluccios, The Grocer and Galvin HOP all offering the perfect mix of tasty food, good drink and fantastic atmosphere.
For a summer evening of socialising, The Grocer and Galvin HOP also offer some of the finest pub experiences in East London, both offering an exceptional range of draught beers, wines and spirits, perfect to indulge in at the end of a long, hot day or to get over the mid-week struggle. And, if you’re looking for a real show stopper, Bedales – an independent wine merchant offers a relaxing hideaway within the hustle and bustle of Spitalfields. Make a diversion on your way home from work on Monday’s to enjoy half price wines and the sweet sound of live music.
With the summer offerings available at our style market and shops, as well as the awesome food and atmosphere on offer, Spitalfields E1 is a vibrant destination to spend some of your London summer. We will also have a range of events taking place regularly throughout the summer, so be sure to head to our page and find out what’s on in East London! If you do choose to spend some time with us, we always love to see photos. Be sure to use the hashtag #spitalfieldse1 or tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!