Out & About | Spitalfields

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m an East London girl by way of Islington, by way of Edinburgh. It’s eight years now I’ve been living in this part of town and I still can’t get enough of it. To celebrate the new Nocturne (remember my spring studio visit?) AW15 capsule collection for Anthropologie, I’ve put together some of my favourite places to frequent… 

Spitalfields is a real hub of activity and I adore the quirky mix of shops, eateries and stalls. It’s so easy for me to get to – I’m just a couple of stops away on the overground to Liverpool Street so I’m often there!  Here are some of the places I go…

Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market is always a great place to have a wander, full of interesting stalls and cafés. I like Thursdays best for the furniture and antiques flea market as weekends can get a bit overcrowded…

Verde & Co

One of the prettiest shop fronts I ever did see, with some of its wares – coffee, baskets and fruit – strung up outside. They also do one of the thickest most delicious hot chocolate’s ever. Definitely worth a visit.

Blixen

I only discovered this wonderfully decadent cafe/restaurant last week. Décor to die for and three distinct areas to choose from; the shiny bar, blue leather booths or conservatory style garden café with buckets of greenery. I highly recommend the passion fruit tart.

O Food

Never knock a good sandwich and this Scandi sandwich shop with a focus on sandwiches filled with sustainably sourced fish is not to be missed. The O’Macky – Orkney mackerel in sourdough bread – is my absolute fave!

Leon

More delicious healthy food, this is a spacious Leon’s with lots of seating inside the covered market area where you can eat well for a good price. I love the Thai green curry and Chicken tagine and can never resist a slice of lemon cake.

St John Bread & Wine

One of my all time favourite restaurants, such a treat! Incredible meat dishes for the carnivores out there, vegetable sides served to perfection and the chocolate fondant is worth making a booking for alone.

Anthropologie

The Anthropologie shop on Brushfield Street only opened this spring, but it’s buzzing with activity every time I go in there. I can while away a good part of an hour pouring over all the incredible homeware, taking inspiration and styling tips. The little copper measuring cups have been on my list for as long as I can remember! I fell upon the denim culottes in store (because, you know, I have this thing!) and tucked in the Nocturne organza tee for a slighter smarter look than usual. Great boots and bag and voila!

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And check out this feature on the Anthropologie blog too!

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Outfit* all by Anthropologie

Nocturne tee

Trousers (find these in store, or similar here)

Bag

Boots

Sunglasses

Photography by Jay McLaughlin on the Olympus Pen E-PL7 with 75mm lens.

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  1. Cute outfit & the photos are brilliant! I don’t get into London nearly enough these days & I do miss it being out in the suburbs ???? so thanks for the info. Spitalfields is really different since the old market was cut in half but I still love it there…..Must go soon!

    1. Yes, I must admit, I do enjoy being close still to the city and all its delights! 🙂 x

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