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East End Markets

East End Markets
Photo: Mary Sewell

(Sundays only)

The East End of London has a vibrant market scene which is best explored with a knowledgeable guide.

We start with London's most vibrant and colourful market, Columbia Road Flower Market, where you will be greeted by an array of beautiful blooms. After time to browse we explore the delightful Victorian workers houses behind the market and hear the story of how this area developed. We move on to Cheshire Street and Brick Lane Markets where traditional market stalls have recently been joined by newer design led shops. We explore the warren of streets surrounding the old Truman and Hanbury Brewery before finishing at London's liveliest Sunday market, Old Spitalfields Fruit and Vegetable Market which is now home to crafts, young fashion designers, furnishings, CDs, books and food.

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