This energetic part of town in and around Spitalfields Market, with cool stalls and food outlets, is abuzz on Sundays. Nearby, in Fournier, Fashion and Princelet streets, there are beautifully restored early 18th-century Georgian terraces, and Hawksmoor's Christ Church. Lunchtime Recitals in London's Churches www.stmartin-in-the-fields. Org, www.st-james-piccadilly. Org, www.stmarylebow.co.uk,www.stbrides. Com; see p226 for all For an uplifting lunchtime experience, attend a free recital at one of London's lovely churches. You could catch an up-and-coming soloist, a touring choir, or a student ensemble from one of the prestigious conservatories.
St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, where Handel once performed, has been hosting lunchtime concerts for 50 years. St James's Piccadilly and St Mary-le-Bow and St Brides both in the City are others. Also p169.
Spitalfields Restaurants, Pubs, and Markets.