Spitalfields London Walking Tour

A Spitalfields saunter.

About the Spitalfields London Walking Tour

The term “East End,” was enthusiastically embraced by the popular press who used it to create an image of the area as a hot bed of villainy.

The Salvation Army labelled the area “Darkest England”.

The few square miles of Whitechapel and Spitalfields were a maze of alleys, courtyards, and common lodging houses, yet the East End was and is so much more.

From Hawksmoor churches to hidden synagogues, mass immigration to charities, from Weaver Town to Banglatown, come and explore the past of this unique corner of London.

Key facts about this tour

Start time:11:00 am
Expected end time:13:00 pm (1pm)
Leaving from:Liverpool Street Station, outside Starbucks opposite platform 17
Ending at:Smithfield Market
Estimated walking distance:1 mile

What to expect on this walking tour

This walking tour is 120 minutes long. You will walk approximately one mile and see hundreds of years of history.

Once you have experienced your tour you will be able to say you have seen:

  • Bedlam
  • 59 Brick Lane
  • Christchurch
  • The curry mile
  • And so much more!

Tour location map

Things to do after your tour

Once you’ve finished your walking tour why not visit some of the other exciting London locations below?

Brick Lane

Brick Lane, synonymous with London’s East End, is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, known for its world-famous street art, vintage shops, and a plethora of curry houses that serve delectable dishes from the Indian subcontinent. It’s a living testament to London’s diversity and creativity, offering a Sunday market that’s a treasure trove for antiques, unique fashion finds, and eclectic street food.

Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market, one of London’s oldest markets, is a bustling hub of activity with a vibrant history of over 800 years, renowned for its wholesale meat trade. Opening in the wee hours, the market pulses with energy as butchers, retailers, and restaurateurs gather, and with a few early-morning eateries and historic pubs nearby, it offers a unique slice of London’s culinary tradition.

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