First Thursdays | Partner Content
Famous for late night shopping and boozy dinners (the booziness of which is directly proportionate to how good your bacon roll will taste the next morning), they basically signal the unofficial start of the weekend and so must be celebrated in a manner befitting the season…
…which you can now do on the first Thursday of every month by heading along to Old Spitalfields Market for after-hours shopping; one-off perks; complimentary cocktails; street food; and live music throughout the whole market.
And the First Thursday of this month – which, as you well know, is this Thursday – will be a big one thanks to the official Christmas lights switch-on; the Antiques & Vintage Market stalls staying open until 9pm; a ‘street food alley’ starring a selection of traders from Old Spitalfields Market’s regular roster (like Bleecker St Burger; The Belpassi Brothers; Pilpel; Indigo and Poppies); live music; late night Christmas shopping with new store openings from Cutler & Gross, McQ and Rapha; and a dedicated First Thursdays bar hosted by Blixen and Our/London.
Head to the First Thursdays Christmas Night Market and you may also stumble across free shoe shines and complimentary drinks from Joseph Cheaney & Sons; complimentary cocktails from Jigsaw menswear; in-store gigs and hefty discounts at Dr Martens; a ‘meet the makers’ event at Mercantile (where you’ll be able to get styling advice, discounts and goodie bags); free vintage hairstyling from Collectif; 20% off food at The Diner; a Monkey Shoulder pop up cocktail bar; the launch of Ethos fitness and yoga studio’s winter terrace (featuring ‘medicinal mixology’); plus a host of other Thursday-Night-Only experiences that’ll guarantee you won’t be at your best the next day…
At least until after your bacon roll.
NOTE: First Thursdays at Old Spitalfields Market run on the first Thursday of every month (except January) with the next event taking place on 3rd December, 5-9pm. There are no bookings and entry is completely free, so if you would like to go, please just turn up. For any questions, queries or more general information, please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7247 8556.
Old Spitalfields Market | 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, E1 6EW
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