If you are visiting downtown, referred to as The City, with nearby attractions such as Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London, allow some additional time to your plans and head to Spitafields Market. This old fruit and vegetable market, which competed with Covent Garden, is becoming ever more popular. The stalls range from up-and-coming designers, hand-made goods such as handbags, old-style jewelry to unique clothing. The area surrounding the old market has been revitalized and is now home to a wide choice of excellent restaurants and cafes, independent and famous boutiques. If you are in the mood for a fancy lunch or dinner in the area try La Chapelle (and check more info at our Eat & Drink).