The Spirit of Spitalfields

Spirit of Spitalfields Walking Tour
Spirit of Spitalfields Walking Tour


Full of contrasts and known as the “cradle of migration”, Spitalfields is place of constant change with an ancient history. Placed on the fringe of the encroaching City we will discover the past, present and future of this bustling area of London.


You’ll see the human story of Spitalfields, exploring what life was like for residents through the ages, why there’s a street called Frying Pan Alley and walking the routes of Jack the Ripper’s victims.


Starting near Liverpool Street Station, this won’t just focus on poverty and crime of the area, this walk will highlight the perseverance and truly uplifting spirit of the East End.


The walk starts from the side entrance of Bishopsgate Institute on Brushfield Street (map here). It lasts around 90 minutes and finishes near Aldgate East station