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Hidden Spitalfields: Artisan Markets & Alleyways

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    London, England, United Kingdom

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $15 USD per person
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 mins

  • Avg Distance

    1/2 mile

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Sundays 1pm

  • Starting Location

    Liverpool st Station Bishopsgate St entrance by Starbucks Coffee Stall

  • Price Includes

    1.5 hour walk with a tour guide

  • Notes

    Spitalfields main market day is on Sunday, it is VERY busy so please be aware of this and stay together


  • See a medieval charnel house where they used to keep human bones when the graveyard was too full
  • Hear about the important Roman lady's coffin discovered here
  • Learn about the arrival of the Huguenot Silk Weavers, which is how Spitalfield became wealthy
  • Hear how the terrible poverty, prostitution and homelessness probably aided the crimes of Jack the Ripper
  • Wander the fabulous Spitalfield Market with it's myriad of stalls selling clothes, food and antiques. Soak in its vibrant atmosphere before you head off home


Trip Info

A wander round Spitalfields takes in the history of the area from the Romans through the Huguenot Silk Weavers, and from the Jews fleeing Pogroms to the present day markets. Located in the East End of London, Spitalfields has a great atmosphere and variety of stalls selling clothes, ornaments, household goods, antiques, and of course, great food.

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