Over the past decade, the historic Old Spitalfields market has evolved into a retail destination offering boutique shopping alongside market rummaging. The shops that border the market now include destination brands including Albam, Agnes b and Hobbs's hipster sister NW3 – as well as Time Out favourite Mercantile; a new multi-brand store selling a tasteful mix of European labels. That mix of best-of-British names with quirky independents gives Spitalfields its charm. The prize includes a luxury picnic basket from Inspitalfields, wine and cheese tasting at Androuet, shopping vouchers to spend at Barbour, Hackett, Mischa Barton and many others, dinner for four at The Real Greek and so much more.
The winner will also get a trip for two to Dr Marten’s Original UK Factory in Northamptonshire to see how their exclusive 'Made-in-England' and 'Crafted' Dr Martens are made. Travel and lunch will be included and you’ll both receive a pair of 'Made in England' shoes or boots.
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We Built This City
London souvenir shops have never been cool. They’re usually the home of sharp-elbowed tourists, barging their way through aisles of wind-up London buses, unofficial royal memorabilia and Lil’ Wayne vests. Until now... We Built This City is the kind of gift shop you're happy to take your cousins to when they come to visit. After a successful stint in a pop-up venue, it's returned to Carnaby for the long haul, selling a selection of curated pieces from London artists inspired by the city around them. Red, white and blue are banned. Artists regularly drop in for live sessions, and you'll find art and design workshops in store, too. East London artist Camille Walala has even given the shop a super cool graphic look both inside and out. Put down the Kate and Wills tea towel, drop the Harry Styles mask and give We Built This City a go.
Venue says: “London-inspired gifts, souvenirs and artwork curated by 250+ artists, designers and makers. Find us at 56b Carnaby Street and online.”