The name 'Spitalfields' was named after a Hospital and Priory known as St. Mary's Spital, founded in 1197.
Many of the building in the London Borough where constructed in the mid-17th century after the Great Fire of London.
Spitalfields Market (2014) was established in the late 1680s. Spitalifelds became a parish in its own right in 1729 when Hawkesmoor's Christ Church was consecrated.
Today the market and surrounding shops, bars and restaurants are a delight for tourist and Londoner alike