Working in Spitalfields
We are pleased to bring you the third in our LentaSpace Location Guide blog series. Designed to give you a feel for what it’s like working in Spitalfields. The guide includes everything essential, from how long it will take you to travel to work to where to stop for coffee enroute. Plus, where to go for the best lunch, to buy that last minute birthday present and to gather with your work mates for post work drinks.
Transport links are amazing in the Spitalfields area, with London Liverpool St. mainline station seven minutes and Moorgate fourteen minutes’ walk away respectively. So you can commute direct from Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich. Air links are also great, with Stansted Airport just a 50-minute train journey from Liverpool St. Station.
Transport for London also offers lots of travel options – you can arrive by tube via Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. And the nearest Thames River bus station is 20 minutes’ walk away at Tower Bridge.
Bus routes serving the Spitalfields area include the 11, 115, 149, 205 and 47.
Of course, Spitalfields Market is a great location to work close to, with a wide selection of independent makers and retailers, with more brands moving into the surrounding shops. It has a bustling, cool feel but has retained the charm of being an original London landmark.
The Mercantile, 17A Lamb St, will have something to tempt most, with interesting independent designer label women’s and menswear and plenty of options if you’re gift shopping.
If you like to support independent coffee shops, then you will love working in Spitalfields. Caffeine enthusiasts should stop off at Trade, at 47 Commercial St. Whilst you can pick up a coffee to go, you will be tempted to stay by the excellent breakfast menu – pastrami eggs benedict anyone?
Although, we also have to mention MrCoffee&MrsCake, a coffee cart in the market, run by an Italian couple, from the back of a Piaggio van. Their pastries are overwhelmingly irresistible. Definitely worth a visit when you deserve a treat.
Places for lunch
You are spoilt for choice for fresh and different lunch options in the area, but we’ve picked out a couple of special places. First up is Unity Diner, at 60 Wentworth St (@unitydiner on Instagram). With vegan and not for profit credentials they serve great vegan versions of burgers, hotdogs and nachos. And don’t miss the dessert menu for their cheesecakes and sundaes.
We would also recommend The Duck Truck, to be found on Lamb St. They offer – as you’d expect from the name – freshly cooked duck, served in tortillas or brioches buns, with a variety of toppings and sides. Another great independent and local business deserving your support.
Post work drinks
The newest place to meet friends for a glass of wine after work is Bottles, found at 67 Brushfield St. The Italian stripped back feel and rare wine list are both good reasons to give this place a try. Plus, they offer a seasonal menu with a zero waste policy.
We hope that this has given you some ideas but visit the useful local knowledge website Secret London for more suggestions.
Get in touch
If you are interested in working in Spitalfields, ask us about great flexible workspace in the area. Call our friendly sales team on 0207 953 8080 or find out more here lentaspace.com/locations/spitalfields