Whitechapel Market

© Alys Tomlinson
Whitechapel Market
Whitechapel Market , Whitechapel Thursday July 10 2014 9:00 - 18:00

From Whitechapel Market, you can look west along the high street to where the Gherkin stands out above the City. It might as well be the Emerald City for all the relevance it has here: this is a non-stop, heaving, all-weather, cacophonous East End micro-economy, born of pragmatism rather than fashion and largely sustained by local Bangladeshis. Go for fruit, phonecards, pots and pans, fish, spices, cleaning products and the sort of vegetables you might have to ask the name of. For a lunch break visit Needoo Grill: just over the road, this no-frills BYO restaurant serves excellent Punjabi food.

Venue name: Whitechapel Market
Address: Whitechapel Rd (Vallance Rd to Cambridge Heath Rd)
E1 1DT
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
Transport: Tube: Whitechapel
Event phone: 7377 8963