Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market


I first visited the Old Spitalfields market when buying fruit and veg for L’Escargot, which was based in Portsmouth. We also had another place at Canterbury. It became a weekly event, driving up from Portsmouth around 1.00 am in the morning. Then shopping at various fruit and veg stalls in Old Spitalfields Market. After the Van was loaded and half full of fresh fruit and veg I then drove to Billingsgate Fish market.

Billingsgate was on the Isle of Dogs in Poplar, which is close to Canary Wharf and Blackwall, to purchase the Fish when they rang the Bell at 5.00am. A drive to Canterbury after this and then back to the restaurant at Portsmouth. 

There are plans to merge all 3 markets, Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield (meat market) to one site. Drawn up in 2019 although not confirmed yet.   

Today the area has completely changed. High rise building now surround the Old Spitalfields Market. The fruit and veg traders have long gone off to the New Spitalfields market at Leyton. The New stalls inside the market consist of Food and Drink stalls, Restaurants, Shops and Market stalls, and Events. Old Spitalfields Market is the original East London Market Place. 44 Retailers and Restaurants, 88 Market Stalls and 25 Street Food Traders under one Victorian Market Roof at the Heart of London’s Most Exciting Neighbourhood.     

After a walk around this area you can always quickly visit Brick Lane, which is only a five minute walk away.

Open 7 days a week   

Opening Times  


Mon to Fri: 10am — 8pm  

Sat: 10am — 6pm  

Sun: 10am — 5pm.  

Daily Market  

Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri: 10am — 6pm  

Thurs: 8am – 6pm  

Sat: 10am — 6pm  

Sun: 10am — 5pm  

The Kitchens  

Mon to Fri: 11am — 8pm  

Sat: 11am — 6pm  

Sun: 11am — 5pm  


Most shops are open between 10am and 7pm but please check the store pages for specific opening times.  


Old Spitalfields Market  

16 Horner Square  

London, E1 6EW  

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