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Happy Independents’ Day

To mark Independents’ Day this 4th July we’re celebrating the inspirational independent businesses of the Market.

Meet the shops and services keeping things original – not just today, but all year long here at Old Spitalfields Market.

 

The Mercantile London

With their fingers firmly on the fashion pulse, Debra and her team have been searching far and wide for the most exciting seasonal pieces since their launch in 2012.

Explore their wonderful mix of menswear and womenswear, with curated collections covering tailoring and outerwear, denim, dresses and, jewellery, accessories, footwear and apothecary.

Enjoy the store’s vintage vibe, or swing by just to see their lovely shop dog, Bob.

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Address

17 Lamb Street,
London, E1 6EA

Instagram

@mercantilelondon

 

Androuet London

Charming French cheesemonger brothers, continuing the legacy of their 100-year-old Parisian family business? Yes please.

Long-standing traders in the Market, Androuet London are now one of everyone’s favourite fixtures, with a cheese shop, restaurant and market stall all under our historic roof.

Share fondue with friends on their terrace, grab an unbelievably good truffle cheese and ham toast from their stall or shop a cheese selection to take home, all with the guidance of their friendly, expertly trained, staff.

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Address

10A Lamb Street
London, E1 6EA

Instagram

@androuetlondon

 

Pimps and Pin Ups

Embrace your inner Hollywood starlet at this unique East End salon on the edge of the Market.

These hair wonders deliver vintage-inspired and bang-up-to-date cuts, wild colours and updos in a setting fit for The King.

Whether you’re after a full Elvis, or just need a trim, you’re guaranteed to exit feeling ready to (jailhouse) rock.

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Address

4 Lamb Street,
London, E1 6EA

Instagram

@pimpsandpinups

 

Inspitalfields

Having migrated from a Market stall into one of our most popular shops, Inspitalfields is a gifting and interiors paradise.

Here many of the staff are artists and designers in their own right, ensuring a magical product selection and engaging widow displays like no other.

Discover the latest trends alongside work from local talent, stylish souvenirs and one of London’s loveliest selections of greeting cards.

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Address

13 Lamb Street,
London E1 6EA

Instagram

@inspitalfields

 

SOMA

Cambridge grad husband and wife team, Dr. Theo Koutroukides and Jennifer Hersch, are creators of the SOMA method aka School of Mindbody Athletics.

They’ve changed the way London exercises – with holistic science-driven training programmes covering Hot Yoga, Indoor Cycling, Barre and TRX classes, offering personal fitness at its very best.

Their scenic terrace, smoothie bar and inspirational team, alongside their innovative classes, have established SOMA as one of London’s most exciting fitness venues.

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Address

8 Horner Square,
London, E1 6EW

Instagram

@soma.house

 

Blixen

Fast-becoming a byword for East London brunches, Blixen are much more than just a pretty Instagram egg picture.

Housed in a converted bank, this elegant independent restaurant in the style of the European grand cafés, is a brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktail spot where there really isn’t a bad table.

Chose from the sophisticated chic of their inner dining room, the greenery of their botanical conservatory,  or their sunny outdoor terrace – or every evening venture below for basement cocktails in Bar III.

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Address

65a Brushfield Street,
London, E1 6AA

Instagram

@blixenlondon

 

BOTTLES

The Market’s newest independent venture, BOTTLES combines Italian warmth with London edge, in a relaxed and buzzy space wholly dedicated to the enjoyment of food and wine.

The co-founders of Bottles & Battles in Mercato Metropolitano, Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano, have teamed up with The Kitchens’ SOOD Family, to bring you a unique space where they can share their passion by creating a friendly and unpretentious environment that’s all about discovering new wines, exploring personal tastes and revisiting new favourites.

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Address

67 Brushfield Street
London
E1 6AA

Instagram

@bottles_london