A day in Spitalfields

Whether you’re coming to your first performance at Spitalfields Music, or you’re one of our regular festival goers, there’s always something new to discover in the area.

Here is our guide to a day in Spitalfields, for Friday 3rd June!

10.00am Arrive in London, and make your way to East London, the heart of Spitalfields Music.

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10.30am Grab a coffee and treat yourself to the delicious cake at The Canvas Cafè. You’ll get a delicious coffee or loose leaf tea for just £1.50 if you show your Summer Festival 2016 ticket.

Mark your visit to London’s first Happy Café by writing on their walls!

Canvas

11.00am Pop over to Shoreditch and go shopping in BOXPARK, the world’s first pop-up mall.

Boxpark

12.30pm On your walk back to Spitalfields Market, check out Christ Church, Spitalfields. Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, it stands as one of London’s iconic churches. 40 years ago we held our first performance there.

Christchurch

1.00pm Enjoy more shopping in the market, home to numerous independent retailers. Keep an eye out for Colin Rosie, who features in our brochure. He runs a vintage hat stall called the Last Stop for the Curious.

Colin

2.00pm Check out all the amazing food on offer in Spitalfields Market. Whether you want a restaurant or street food, there’s something for everyone.

Market Food

4.00pm Explore Brick Lane and the huge amount it has on offer. From vintage clothes to record shops and book shops, there’s more than meets the eye… A highlight is spotting all the street art from talented artists. Get a sneak peek on our Instagram page!

Area photos - Shoreditch

6.30 Head over to Rich Mix, a popular cross-arts centre, to see Sister. This show sees Born Mad explore sibling relationships through theatre and music.

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7.30 Take a look at our Food & Drink page and grab some dinner. Make the most of the have offers we have specifically for festival goers.

The English Restaurant

9.00pm Walk to Shoreditch Church to see Shabaka Hutchings & Anthony Joseph. This collaboration between jazz saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and spoken word artist Anthony Joseph explores traditional Caribbean folk songs through improvisation.

Shabaka

10.30pm Back to your hotel or home for a good night’s sleep after a busy day.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Summer Festival, and share pictures of your day in Spitalfields by tweeting us @SpitsMusic.

Enjoy your time in Spitalfields!

 

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