Vancouver Sun – August 2012

Spitalfields is the Spot for Spending

Visitors in search of handmade and vintage-style finds head to popular indoor market

August 7, 2012

If you haven’t heard of Portobello Market, well, there’s no excuse: it is, after all, the most famous market in the world, and star of such blockbusters as the 1999 film Notting Hill. If you haven’t heard of Spitalfields, however, you’d probably be forgiven — but these days, then again, maybe not.

In the past several years, as Portobello has become a teeming crush of tourists, Spitalfields has overtaken it as the place to find handmade, well-thought-through pieces, and meet their creators. Unlike Portobello, Spitalfields is also a comfortable shopping experience in any weather, being an indoor market.