huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
Huguenot Walks and Events

A varied programme of events on Huguenot culture                                                  

About The Huguenots

Learn more about these extraordinary people, the first refugees; Huguenot Families; Spitalfields Street Names; and Huguenot Towns

Huguenot Learning

Meet the Huguenots’ HLF funded Primary School Programme and ‘Huguenot Threads' Fashion Colleges Initiative’

Huguenot Heritage

From master silk weavers’ houses to journeymen weavers’ homes

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Sir John Cass Primary Foundation School

Please email if you wish to purchase postcards. Designs by the pupils of Sir John Cass Primary Foundation School. Cost £2.50 including postage.

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The-Water-PoetThe Water Poet, Folgate Street, E1

The Water Poet in Spitalfields is a cavernous, multi-tasking gem of a pub boasting a number of rooms including a huge main bar, two comfortable dining rooms, London's best walled garden, a barn bar and basement function room complete with full cinema system.

Alongside a critically acclaimed events calendar, the amazing Sunday roast, summer barbecue and outside space are regularly voted among the best in London. Our daily menus feature the finest locally sourced fresh produce and our comprehensive drinks lists include a great selecton of speciality beers & wines.  Click to view their Weekday Lunchtime Offers during the Festival.

Visit us Monday to Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm-11pm & Sunday 12pm-10.30pm..

The Water Poet. 9-11 Folgate Street. Spitalfields. London E1 6BX

020 7426 0495 / / Twitter @thewaterpoet

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Nancy's is at once a welcome retreat for the weary, a den for the devilish, and a corner of lamplit London above a neon world below. Undeniably quaint and full to brim with charm, this is a cosy retreat from the hustle and bustle of the streets of modern day London.

cafe05The English Restaurant, 50/52 Brushfield Street, E1 6AG

For the last ten years Kay and Peter Sinden have lovingly created one of the favourite restaurants in the area - The English Restaurant. Originally known as the Market Coffee House, the English Restaurant is situated on the corner of Brushfield Street and Crispin Street.

It is the chosen dining experience of many City workers, visitors and residents and the hub of the Spitalfields community. Whether you want to drop in for a fresh mint tea and carrot cake, enjoy a great British breakfast - the kippers with mustard butter is a must - or ponder upon a really creative changing lunch and dinner menu of freshly grown and sourced food; whatever you choose to eat, you will always be assured of a warm welcome.

For the period of the Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival, 8th to 21st April, 2013 Kay and Peter have set aside the first floor of their wood-panelled restaurant - considered to be one of the oldest 17th century town house in this historic area - for lunch between the hours of 12pm and 3pm where you can enjoy 2-course, daily special lunch for between £11.50 and £14.50 Mon-Thu and £17.50 Fri-Sat.

Telephone: 020 7247 4110

A. Gold, 42 Brushfield Street, E1 6AG

agold-deli-spitalfieldsIf you have no time for a sit-down lunch, one of the best treats in spitalfields is to buy a sandwich from A. Gold - A food shop and delli housed in an 18th century building on Brushfield Street.  Named after Amelia Gold, a French milliner who ran a shop from the same premisis in the 1890's, A. Gold is a tiny jewel of a space which has seen many uses over the centuries and was transformed into a food shop in 2000.

Take your sandwich and walk across the road to enjoy it under the awning in Bishops Square while you people watch.

You may have to queue for a little while at lunch time but it's well worth the wait.  Every week day the serve a special home-cooked sandwich with fillings such as roast beef and Yourshire pudding with horseradish sauce, free range roast chicken and herb stuffing or glazed ham with mango mustard.  They also have a hot dish to take away and a range of cold sandwiches, home-made cakes, crisps and drinks.  Their home-made Scotch eggs are famous in the area and have a loyal following.

A. Gold likes to think of itself as a village shop in the City.  With your lunch why not try a cup of slow-brewed Monmouth filter coffee and a bag of traditional sweets which will transport you back in time - sherbet lemons, clove twists, liquorice torpedos, midget gems, flying saucers......
Telephone: 020 7247 2487

Twitter: @agoldshop

townhouse-spitalfieldsThe Town House, 5 Fournier Street, E1 6QE

Step over the threshold of 5a Fournier Street in Spitalfields and step back in time. Shut the door behind you and the sounds of modern London fade away to be replaced by silent expectation of this 1720 building. The hall retains all of its original features, even the panelling, from the days when weavers plied their trade from their shops on the ground floor of this address. Come and enjoy coffee and light refreshments with us, particularly the cakes which are terrific.
Telephone: 020 7247 4745

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