Though the original Spitalfields market dates back to the 13th century, today's market is a very contemporary affair. The beautiful Victorian market hall is still in use, but in addition to the stalls there are also trendy retailers, restaurants and coffee shops along the sides, so even on quiet days the place is buzzing with life. Since the market is covered, it makes a great escape on one of those rainy days. The hall is open every day, while markets are on from Sunday to Friday. The big market days are Thursday (antiques and vintage), and Friday and Sunday when the hall is filled with boho chic designs, fashion accessories, handmade jewelleries and arts - and, of course, food stalls.