05 October, 2007

What's currently happening in the market..

If you have visited Old Spitalfields Market of late you will no doubt already be aware that the market stalls have been moved out of the central market area - this is because of the internal building works currently taking place.

Until the internal building work is completed in late autumn (we'll let you know the exact date as soon as we can), there is limited space for market stalls. Many of the stalls have been temporarily relocated to Lamb St. Where possible, stalls are also being placed at the entrances to Old Spitalfields Market.

The Market Week (during the refurbishment works)
Monday & Tuesday: All shops & no stalls

Wednesday: Records & books on 1st & 3rd Wed of the month (in Spitalfields Traders Market)

Thursday: Antiques & vintage clothes 

Friday: Fashion & art

Saturday: All shops & no stalls

Sunday: Busiest day

A little more information on the works taking place...
The refurbishment works aim to alleviate the effects of over a century of wear and tear in a way that is sympathetic to the unique architecture. Tens of thousands of hand-riven grey Welsh slates have been laid on the roof, new historically sympathetic lighting is being introduced, shop fronts and gates are being restored and the market floor is being completely replaced. The refurbishment of the Horner Buildings as a whole will conclude in spring 2008.