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Spitalfields ares guide 2018
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Spitalfields area guide

Right between the City's new money and the charm of the East End, Spitalfields boasts the best of both worlds. Discover all the best things to do in the area

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Straddling the City and trendy Shoreditch, Spitalfields is an area that's been steadily gentrified over the last couple of decades. The historic Old Spitalfields Market now houses a number of chain restaurants and fancy fashion stories, as well as some quirkier boutiques and more unusual market stalls. But though Spitalfields is a tad grander than it once was, it hasn't surrendered its edge. Brick Lane's restaurants remain London's go-to for curries and bagels, and there are some wonderful old-fashioned pubs to discover on the streets linking it to the market at one end and Whitechapel at the other. Overall, Spitalfields is a fascinating patch of London which surely has something for everyone.

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The best bits of Spitalfields

Restaurants in Spitalfields

Things to do in Spitalfields

Dennis Severs’ House

Dennis Severs’ House

This original Huguenot house has been decked out to recreate snapshots of life in Spitalfields between 1724 and 1914.

Bars in Spitalfields

46 & Mercy

46 & Mercy

A basement bar serving artisanal cocktails.  



A spacious wine bar, cocktail joint and café.

Hotels in and near Spitalfields

Pubs in Spitalfields

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