I love finding fun things to do in London, so here’s a little highlight profile piece on Spitalfields; a lively East End area that’s home to trendy bars, street art, quirky shops and dozens of restaurants.
Swingers Crazy Golf
Swingers crazy golf is the city’s first permanent crazy golf club, with two fun courses to play; the Lighthouse and the Windmill. Both courses have some challenging obstacles to tackle, including ramps, drop sections and loop-the-loops. Not only is the crazy golf good, but the street food and drink offering is good too!
You can order delicious street food including pizza, burgers and tacos, and there are various bars serving delicious cocktails and drinks. You can even order drinks whilst you’re playing crazy golf by the team who are monitoring the courses.
30 St. Mary Axe
Otherwise known as the Gherkin because of it’s distinct shape, 30 St. Mary Axe is a unique London skyscraper standing tall in the city skyline. The Gherkin is home to many offices and companies, and public amenities including restaurants and bars. The view from the top of the building looks incredible, and I’d love to go for brunch one day at their Helix restaurant and bar. The food looks incredible and you can soak up the atmosphere and 360 degree views across London’s most iconic landmarks.
The Breakfast Club
Tucked away in a little side street just off Spitalfield’s market is The Breakfast Club, one of many famous little yellow cafes with secret hidden bars. The Breakfast Club near Spitalfield market is always busy with a queue of people waiting to dine. The cafe has an industrial feel inside, with exposed brick work, neon lighting and there are even places to pin travel photos and tickets on a huge memory board. I went there with my friend Jade and we had the most amazing pancakes for brunch, stacked high with fruit, cream and chocolate. There’s a secret bar here too, hidden behind a big American styly fridge, you just need to find out the secret phrase to say to the team to gain access…
Junkyard Golf Club
I love crazy golf – what can I say! Junkyard Golf Club is tucked away in a side street just off Spitalfields Market, and is home to crazy golf, cocktails and all things junk. There are four 9-hole crazy golf courses, made from pre-loved and reclaimed junk. You’ll find yourself putting through all sorts of bizarre holes, like UV garages, slides, jungle bathtubs and a pool table. They serve the best cocktails here, and it’s just a great place to visit for some competitive fun!
Old Spitalfields Market
A trip to Spitalfields Market should definitely be on the cards when you’re in this part of London. Here you will find hundreds of stalls, selling everything from handmade crafts and high-end fashion to touristy presents and freshly baked goods. The market was established in 1638 to sell vegetables and meat, and then reopened in 1682 to provide food to a growing city. The current market has been around since Victorian times, housing restaurants, bars and shops.
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I had the best eggs royale at The Breakfast Club once – two massive and perfectly cooked poached eggs atop smoked salmon on an English muffin – but every time we’ve been back to London, the queue always puts us off, especially when we have a train to catch imminently x
Mmmmm that sounds delicious – I need to go there again soon to try that!
There’s so many fun things to do in Spitalfields! I’ve wanted to go to that Breakfast Club foreeeever but the queue is always so massive :'( xx
Laura // Middle of Adventure
The queue was around half an hour – 40 minutes when we went, but it’s the worth the wait! 🙂
I absolutely love Old Spitalfields Market – I’ve worked there and been with friends and it’s just amazing. I love the atmosphere and the food is insane. xx
Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x
I bet that’s so cool working around there! So many foodie places to explore too 😀
I’ve been to the Old Spitalfields Market last week. I did buy some chocolate and a look around. It’s a lovely place to go to.
It’s great to stroll around isn’t it? So many cool market stalls to check out and delicious food to eat!