Frequently Asked Questions
Please take a look at Spitalfields’ frequently asked questions for quick info you may be looking for. If you require further information, please contact us at 02073771496.
Is Spitalfields Market open?
Spitalfields Market is back! From Monday, April 12th, Spitalfields Market, its Traders, Shops, Restaurants and Food Trucks are back to normal operating times.
We want to reassure all our visitors your safety and wellbeing is our top priority and we look forward to welcoming you back.
What days is Spitalfields Market open?
Spitalfields Market is open every day of the week, Mon-Fri 08:00-23:00 and Sat-Sun 9:00-23:00, however, please check individual shops and market stalls that may have varied opening hours.
For the Market Traders, Arts Market and Saturday Style Market opening times, head to the dedicated opening times page here.
What holidays is Spitalfields Market closed?
- Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day closed)
- 26th December (Boxing Day closed)
- 1st of January (New Year’s Day closed)
Where is Spitalfields Market?
Spitalfields Market is set in the characterful East End of London. Its address is Brushfield St, Spitalfields, London E1 6AA. This historical market sits right next to Old Spitalfield Market and can be reached from Lamb Street, Bishopsgate and Brushfield Street. Click here for more info on how to reach the market: Spitalfields opening times.
Travelling to Spitalfields
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we encourage all visitors to travel to and from Spitalfields either on foot, by bicycle or on public transport. There is no car parking available on site.
Transport for London offers a journey planner facility on their website which enables visitors to find the fastest, cheapest or most direct route via public transport; www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey
What is the nearest tube to Spitalfields Market?
The nearest tube and station to Spitalfields Market is Liverpool Street Station.
How far is Spitalfields Market from Liverpool Street Station?
Spitalfields is only a 3 minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station. Exiting the station on Bishopsgate, turn left and walk until you see Brushfield Street on your right, the street with NatWest on its left corner and Pizza Express on its right.
The Spitalfields Market is wheelchair accessible throughout. Please check with individual shops and restaurants for accessibility.
Are there any toilets at Spitalfields Market?
You can find public toilets in Lamb Street, click here for directions, on the Old Spitalfields Market side.
When is the best time of day to visit Spitalfields?
Come by any hour to discover something new! We’re a 1-stop destination with shops, art, cafes, restaurants, bars, and more worth a whole day’s visit. We recommend checking the upcoming events calendar for something special to participate in. Spitalfields Market is surrounded by offices, studios and retailers in East London’s finance and creative hub, so if you want to avoid the busiest lunch and dinner hours come by in the morning 08:00-12:00 or after 15:00.
What is Spitalfields Market famous for?
Spitalfields Market is famous for its longstanding history, of gathering diverse traders and market stands in an area recognised for its wealth of different cultures. In 1682, King Charles II granted a Royal Charter to John Balch to hold the market on Thursdays and Saturdays. Today the market is famous for supporting artists, unique displays of goods, designer stores, outdoor events, street food and modern cafes, restaurants and bars.
What is there to do at Spitalfields Market?
Spitalfields Market has been one of East London’s oldest attractions for selling vast arrays of goods from handmade crafts to antiques and high-end fashion items.
There is plenty to discover, try and enjoy every week at the market:
- free events;
- browse the indie traders‘ novel fashion, jewellery and homeware;
- discover the extensive selection of gourmet street food or try one of the fine dining establishments;
- shop big brands, get your hands dirty at the local plant shop, get a new style at the haridresser salon or walk in at the popular barbershop;
- immerse yourself in art once a month at the SpitalfieldsArts Market;
- learn about the local history and enjoy the public art installations whilst your wander around.
Are dogs allowed in Spitalfields Market?
Yes, dogs are allowed to join you on your visit through the trader and art market and public spaces – Bishops Square and Crispin Place, but we appreciate they are kept on leads wherever possible. Indoor cafes, restaurants/bars and store may not allow dogs or any pets inside, so please check before.
Who owns Spitalfields Market?
It was acquired by the City of London in 1920. In 2005, a redevelopment programme split the market from Old Spitalfields market which is owned by Ashkenazy Acquisitions. Read more about our history on our history page, Wikipedia or British History Online.
How can I apply for a market stall?
You can easily fill out our online application today and we will respond as soon as possible. We do not accept application via phone call or email. For Food Truck enquiries click here, for Market Stall applications click here and for Arts Market stall applications click here.
Can I hire the venue for events, filming or photo shoots?
Yes! Please email your enquiry for venue hire to Paul Collier or Ray Dervin, and we will respond as soon as possible.
How do I apply for an available shop unit?
For more information on shop lettings or pop-up opportunities at Spitalfields Market, please contact Aron Samra.
Is there WiFi?
Yes, there is free public Wifi. Some cafes and restaurants may also provide free WiFi for customers.
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