Spitalfields: Your Gateway to Summer Fun in London

Spitalfields, the bustling gateway to Shoreditch and Brick Lane in East London, is the ultimate summer destination.

After over 18 months of renovations, The Spitalfields Estate has transformed Lamb Street, Market Street, and Bishops Square Gardens, creating more retail outlets, food vendors, and green spaces for visitors to enjoy the sun with friends and family.

Unwind at Bishops Square Gardens Summer Pop-Ups

Spitalfields: Your Gateway to Summer Fun in London
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Bishops Square Gardens is now home to the UK’s largest Out-of-Home digital TV Network, C-Screens. Their Summer Live pop-up screen, showcasing live sporting events like the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Tour de France, has become a must-visit attraction (free entry for walk-ins). Visitors can kick back in deck chairs while enjoying craft beers from around the world at Kill The Cat’s pop-up stand.

Located at 8 Market Street until 30 July, Raye the store has unveiled an exciting summer pop-up. This retail space features 60+ emerging food, drinks, and wellness brands, providing customers with the opportunity to explore the latest innovations through immersive in-store events.

Indulge in Unique Flavors and Engaging Events

At the Raye the store pop-up, one can discover the delightful ice cream bar, created in collaboration with artisanal ice cream brand Araw. The ice cream selection includes inventive flavours such as “Everything Bagel” (featuring cream cheese ice cream with everything bagel brittle and cinnamon streusel) and “Calamansi and Gochujang Sorbet” (a vegan option).

In addition to the delectable treats, Raye the store hosts a series of weekly panel discussions, taste sessions, and brand-focused events. Among the notable events are:

Weekly Espresso Yoga Flow: Start the day with an energetic vinyasa flow led by Yogi Bare, followed by cold brew whipped coffee with London Grade Coffee.

Taste & Review: Join Raye founder, Nicole Compen, for an interactive exploration of Raye’s offerings. Participants can provide real-time feedback and engage in discussions with brands.

Summer Skin Event with Cleyo Beauty and Naeo Nutrition: Delve into the world of summer skincare with a panel of experts, along with brand goodies and product demos.

Culinary Delights at Reimagined Lamb Street

Spitalfields: Your Gateway to Summer Fun in London
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For those seeking a gastronomic adventure, the newly reimagined Lamb Street is a culinary paradise with a diverse selection of independent food vendors. Eight new vendors, some making their debut in the UK market, have added to the excitement. Here are some highlights:

Rudies Jerk Shack: Experience authentic Jamaican Jerk Shacks for a taste of the Caribbean.

Dos Mas Tacos: Enjoy seasonal Mexican tacos bursting with flavours.

Ebby’s Kitchen: Relish homemade Turkish street food, a perfect blend of tradition and taste.

Duck Truck: Savor duck wraps and burgers at their first permanent, non-mobile location.

Smokoloko: Treat yourself to mouthwatering smoked barbeque dishes, now available at their first permanent spot.

Wicked Fish: Indulge in gluten-free battered fish, burgers, and hot dogs for a delightful seafood feast.

I-Thai: Sample Thai street food classics in their first permanent setup.

Conclusion

With its vibrant atmosphere and a wide array of attractions, the Spitalfields Estate has become a summer haven in East London. Whether it’s enjoying live sporting events, exploring innovative retail spaces, indulging in unique ice cream flavours, or savouring diverse culinary delights, Spitalfields offers something special for everyone. So, head over this summer and immerse yourself in the unforgettable experience it has to offer!

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