Father’s Day at Old Spitalfields Market
Essential exploits for the diserning dad.
While Mother’s Day is awash with pampering ideas and floral sophistication, Father’s Day often passes with little more than a few beers and a new pair of socks.
To ensure a Father’s Day to remember, we’ve hand-picked a selection of activities from around the Market, including a special one-off feast at Flank, designed to create a dream day out for any discerning dad.
Oysters and Stout at Wright Bros
After a compulsory lie in, start Father’s Day, the right way in the elegant surroundings of Wright Brothers at the edge of the Market.
Tuck into the finest Oysters the season has to offer, perfectly accompanied by their Brew By Numbers x Wright Brothers Oyster Stout.
An essential “breakfast” of champions.
Open Sunday 12pm – 9pm
Get Groomed at Murdock
Nestled within Old Spitalfields Market’s Hackett store is a delightful outpost of master barbers Murdock.
Dads can opt for a wet shave, beard trim or haircut – or got all out with ‘The Full Service’. Taking 1hour 45 mins this next-level male grooming includes a hair wash and cut, luxury wet shave and a signature facial.
Open 12pm – 6pm
Explore London’s finest selection of menswear collections
Groomed to perfection it’s time to shop for a wardrobe as dapper at that newly refreshed face – and our shops and stalls deliver from head to toe.
Find one-off pieces at independent stalls; shop vintage hats at The Last Stop for The Curious, or iconic frames at Klasik, or browse the extensive summer collections and menswear edits at stores such as Hackett, Belstaff, Jigsaw, Rag & Bone and Mercantile London. Top it all off with shoes and a mirror polish at boot-makers, Cheaney.
Stalls and stores open from 11am – 5pm
Feast with Tom at Flank
Serving up some of the finest meat dishes in East London, chef Tom Griffiths and his team at Flank bring an inspirational dedication to the nose to tail, smoking and grilling process.
Pull up a stool at their handsomely-dressed long table in The Kitchens for a special feast of smoked briskets, grilled lamb Shoulders, chickens and lots of big bowls of seasonal salads including grilled gems with burnt onion and pistachio, their ridiculously crispy dripping potatoes and lots of other goodies.
Tickets £24 (Dads Eat Half Price, £12)
Booking essential, 2pm – 5pm, buy tickets here
Enjoy a World Cup match at the Old Spitalfields Market Bar
Our laidback market-side bar will be showing all of the afternoon matches for this summer’s World Cup, which makes it the perfect place to settle after your Father’s Day feast.
Chose from their drinks menu featuring of East London’s best craft and small batch drinks suppliers, sit back and enjoy watching Germany take on Mexico from 4pm.
Mon to Wed: 12 – 10.30pm
Thu – Sat: 12 – 11pm
Sun: 12 – 5pm
Best of the rest
On Father’s Day The Real Greek at Old Spitalfields Market are offering dads a free pint of AlfaOmega (lager or ale) when they dine-in and someone on the table quote “PATERAS”, while Crepe Affaire is offering a free Peroni to all dads who buy a crepe at their Old Spitalfields Market cafe (while stocks last).