Spitalfields is an area which is partly in the East End - the part of London famed for creating Cockney Rhyming Slang, and partly in Central London.
The food industry in Spitalfields is booming thanks to the many food festivals, markets, restaurants and bars. Two of the biggest food festivals in Spitalfields are the Festival of Heat and the Foodies Festival Christmas. The Festival of Heat London Chilli Festival is held at the infamous Spitalfields City Farm and draws a crowd of over 4,000 chilli lovers each year. A classical celebration of the festive season, the Foodies Festival Christmas is at Old Truman’s Brewery and is a great place to buy Christmas presents for friends and family. Markets include the Old Spitalfields Market, which is at a site which has hosted markets for over 350 years, and Brick Lane Market, which sits in the centre of the Bangladeshi community. Thanks to the Bangladeshi immigrants, an influx of which settled in the area in the late 20th century, Brick Lane is known at the curry capital of London. A restaurant renowned for their curry is Sheba, which was recognised as the ‘Best UK Curry House’ in the Cobra Good Curry Guide 2013.