For centuries the area of Spitalfields has been a melting pot of culture, creativity and excitement. Home to all kinds of fun activities, historic sites and bustling retail outlets, it has become a hotspot for residents and tourists alike.
If you’re planning a trip to London in the near future, be sure to check out our M By Montcalm Shoreditch packages so you can take advantage of the wonderful sights of Spitalfields. If you’ve never been to the area before, this guide will help you find some of the must-see attractions and venues.
Street art tour
The art scene in London has led the way in Britain for centuries with some of the world’s most renowned artists creating their finest work in the heart of the capital. In recent years, the street art movement has boomed in London and the city has become home to some amazing urban masterpieces. Spitalfields and the Shoreditch area are where you’ll find all kinds of hidden graffiti paintings. Be sure to check out the available tours to get the real experience.
Old Spitalfields Market
If there’s one thing that everyone must do during their time in Spitalfields, its visiting the iconic market. As one of the oldest places of trade in London, this Victorian marketplace has been a pillar of retail for centuries. What started out as a fresh food market has grown to become a bustling treasure trove of fashion, food and collectables. Take a stroll through the stalls and discover everything from antique furniture to authentic foreign delicacies.
Dennis Severs’ House
Folgate Street, London
Explore the history of London through the eyes of ordinary London families from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The previous owner of the house, Dennis Severs dedicated the building to preserving a snapshot of history in order to show visitors what it would have been like to live in the capital during previous generations. With amazing attention to detail and a collection of memorabilia that rivals most museums, Denis Servers’ House is a must-see for travellers in Spitalfields.
Junkyard Golf Club
Brick Lane, London
If you’re a fan of crazy golf but you’ve never enjoyed the playful vibrancy of most courses, you can escape the colourful awnings and whimsical windmills at this alternative golf course located on Brick Lane. The urban-style mini-golf course has been put together using old junk material and recycled machinery to create an experience like no other. Make your way through 18 holes of shrapnel-covered greens in this hipster paradise. This is a great place for a group of friends to have fun and try something new.
Jack the Ripper Tour
There is a darker side of London’s history that many tourists often overlook but if you’re looking to see everything that London and Spitalfields have to offer, the Jack the Ripper Tour is a must. Follow your expert guide as they take you through the dark back streets and alleyways of the Shoreditch area on the same trail that the infamous killer took when he stalked his victims. This is a great way to learn more about London’s most notorious historical figure and see a different side of the city.