Straddling central London and the East End, close to both Liverpool Street and Brick Lane, Spitalfields is a historic parish in Tower Hamlets. Historically, the area was mainly green spaces and nursery gardens, until the 17th-century economic stimulation of a silk-weaving trade spearheaded by the Irish and Huguenot populations of the area. Today, the textile industry is still a major part of the area, and a large Bangladeshi population has led to Brick Lane becoming the home for some of the most popular curry houses in London.
Take a wander through Tower Hamlets
Though it may not be the most well-known borough of London, Tower Hamlets is bursting with things to discover. A rich melting pot of cultures, and scattered with historical sites like the Tower of London, you're sure to remember your trip to this area. First-time visitors should certainly take the time to check out some of its vibrant markets, such as the Petticoat Lane market and Columbia Road's flower market.
See the Startisans Market
The Spitalfields area is well-known for its markets, but the Startisans Market really stands out from the rest. Held every Friday, this weekly pop-up market exhibits a wide range of interesting start-up businesses and artisans. Come here to browse the many fledgling businesses, chat with forward-thinking entrepreneurs, and try some delicious handmade street food.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Spitalfields? Travelodge London Central Liverpool Street Station is just around the corner, and Travelodge London Central City Road Hotel is only 5 minutes away by car.