The hidden treasures of Old Spitalfields Market

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Ever since 1638, when King Charles gave permission for traders to deal their produce in Spitalfields, the area has been a bustling place where visitors from all over London and beyond venture to find everything from food to fashion.

Today, Old Spitalfields Market is an enduringly popular destination amongst visitors to the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City. If you’re planning on booking one of our rooms in Shoreditch soon, here are just a few of the great things you can find at Old Spitalfields Market.

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Hackett

The British spirit of Old Spitalfields Market shines through in this suave menswear boutique and barbershop. Hackett has been a resident of the market for years and has continued to provide men of all ages with a brand new look from head to toe. By providing bespoke gentleman’s clothing along with incredible cuts and trims by a team of trained barbers, Hackett has become one of London’s hottest brands. If you’re looking to update your style while staying at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City, don’t miss out on this hidden gem.

Rebel Rebel

Standing proudly in the centre of the market- boasting bold, beautiful colours and intoxicatingly sweet aromas- this revolutionary florist is one of Old Spitalfields’ most prized stalls. After building a reputation in Hackney as a revolutionary florist, Rebel Rebel has brought its incredible arrangements and quirky style to London’s most vibrant market. If you’re looking to treat that special someone to a bouquet or you need flowers for a special occasion, be sure to stop by Rebel Rebel on your travels.

The Mercantile London

London is known for its wide range of indie boutiques and alternative brands. The city is always birthing new trends and unique sellers that have helped create the vibrant London fashion industry we know and love. The Mercantile is a perfect example of this. The bespoke womenswear boutique offers a plethora of items that have been crafted by professional fashion designers. The handbags and clutches are particularly popular so be sure to check them out. The designers don’t hold back on the gold so you’re sure to turn some heads after you add some of their gorgeous clothing to your wardrobe.

Yi Fang

Take a trip to the bustling market towns and vibrant food stalls of Taiwan with a trip to this popular fruit tea stall that puts a modern twist on traditional flavour. The founder of Yi Fang was inspired by the recipes of his great-grandmother and decided to share her creations with the world. With flavour infusions ranging from winter lemon and green plum to fresh milk and pearls, the menu at Yi Fang is bursting with vibrancy. If you’re looking to try something new and you’ve never tried fruit tea before, browse the selection and you’ll find yourself hooked on the incredible flavours after just one sip.