Visiting New Spitalfields market

New Spitalfields Market is located in a 31-acre (13 ha) site in Leyton, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest in east London and it opened in 1991. It is Europe's leading horticultural market specialising in exotic fruit and vegetables, and one of the City of London's whole sale markets.

It was as ever an enormously pleasure to visit the market and tour with the markets committee to see first hand what we are overusing when taking part in the city markets committee. The market is the most successful fruit and vegetable market in London, and we heard today how that access is now limited by the site, and there is a desire to expand. So it is good timing that we are conducting a review and looking at the long term options for this and our other markets.