The Old Spitalfields Market in London stands on a site that has held a market since 1638 when a licence was awarded by King Charles I to sell fowl, flesh and roots on the Spital Fields on the then outskirts of East London. The site continued to be used primarily as a fruit and vegetable market until 1991 when the New Spitalfields Market opened in nearby Leyton and most of the traders relocated there.
Today the eastern part of the site is still used as a general market, with food stalls and other stalls offering a wide range of different goods. It is open seven days a week but is especially popular on Sundays.
The western part of the original site has been completely redeveloped and includes a large arts and craft market, restaurants, cafes and bars.
A large number of the historic buildings that house the Old Spitalfields Market are Grade 2 listed buildings.
The Gunners Pub
The Gunners is a pub located in North London, just a short walk from the home of Arsenal FC - the Emirates Stadium. The pub is famous for being the meeting place of Arsenal fans. It is also known as the unofficial museum of Arsenal FC where fans may see a number of photos showing memorable moments of the team’s history and various players holding trophies and awards gained by the Arsenal team.
The pub has two separate areas. The rear area has two pool tables and a couple of TV’s on which fans are offered the opportunity to watch Arsenal matches. The main bar is located at the front of the pub and features high bar stools as well as a raised seating area which can be hired by fans on match days or days when Arsenal are live on TV.
Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is one of London's landmark attractions and home of the so-called 'Greenwich Meridian Line' - a line which represents the physical embodiment of 'zero degrees longitude' and divides east and west in the same way that the equator divides north and south.
The Observatory's other attractions include a 28-inch telescope, a Time ball Flamsteed House (designed by Sir Christopher Wren) and a Camera obscura as well as galleries and displays relating both to astronomy and to the concept and measurement of 'time'.
The Observatory is open to the public daily between 10.00 and 17.00 with last admission at 16.30 and the last planetarium show at 16.00. During the summer months, the Meridian courtyard stays open until 20.00.
Admission is free of charge.
Ouvert pour la première fois en 1873, ce palais est un lieu polyvalent, qui accueille divers événements, allant des conférences jusqu'aux concerts ou célébrations privées. Bien placé entre Picadilly Circus et la Colline Muswell , il est facile d'accès. Sa notoriété ne diminue pas, il est, d'ailleurs, devenu un lieu incontournable de Londres.
T Bar is housed in a converted Tea warehouse, within walking distance of fashionable Hoxton and Old Street. T Bar has three seperate rooms, "The Red Room", which is mainly used for drinking, "The Lounge", which is ideal for the DJ booth and dance floor and "The Diner" where breakfast and lunch is served. T Bar in the evening offers electronic music, with regular resident DJ's and international names and have a policy of never charging on the door, no matter how famous their DJ.
T Bar opening hours:
Monday - Wednesday 09:00 - 00:00
Thursday 09:00 - 01:00
Friday 09:00 - 02:00
Saturday 20:00 - 02:00
Sunday 18:00 - 00:00
Located on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road, T Bar's closest tube stations are Liverpool Street (mainline also), Old Street and the soon to be opened Bishops Gate (mainline also) or Shoreditch. Alternatively, plenty of bus routes are close by.
Baishakhi Mela is the Bengali New Year Festival. It is Europe's largest Asian open-air festival, a global mix of music, food, history and culture.
Baishakhi Mela is based in Brick Lane (the heart of London's Bangladeshi community), a short walk from Aldgate East, Aldgate, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel or Shorditch (due to open around 2010) station, or alternatively, there are a large number of buses that will take you directly there.
The first Baishakhi Mela festival was in 1997, when the Bangladeshi community wanted to celebrate the Bengali New Year in England. For more information about the history or to view the programme & dates, please check the website.
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