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New Spitalfields Market is Britain’s premier wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market. The market is a purpose-built site, in Leyton, East London, which opened in 1991. It is the largest revenue-earning fresh produce and flower market in the UK.

The market’s location provides direct and easy access to the motorway network, and all nearby ports and airports, enabling more than 100 companies to offer a range of healthy and nutritious fresh produce and flowers to their customers, sourced year-round from every corner of the world.

These highly specialised firms predominantly serve customers across London and the Home Counties and our site is ideally placed to serve the rest of the UK and continental Europe too.

The wide mix of cultural and ethnic backgrounds within the New Spitalfields Market trading community ensures that we have a basket of fresh produce and flowers that satisfies the culinary preferences of all cultures.

The depth and flavour of the New Spitalfields offer has been enriched by the presence of tenants specialising in exotic fruits and vegetables, as well as catering and food service firms serving public and private sector customers across London.

There is no more diverse market in the country and that fact contributes hugely to the market’s ability to stay at the forefront of its trade and service the rapidly changing needs of the 21st century wholesale market customer base.

NABMA Wholesale Market of the Year 2018

New Spitalfields was judged to be Britain’s Best Wholesale Market 2018, having been awarded the title at the annual Great British Market Awards. The prestigious award, which was presented during a conference in Birmingham organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA), recognises work and achievements at all UK wholesale markets.

It was given to New Spitalfields for “a continual range of infrastructure upgrades, including initiatives around waste recycling, health and safety and accident reduction.” Judges also commented that “trading is strong, the market is vibrant and positive change has created strong relationships between all market interests.”