district east of London, famed for the work of Huguenot refugee weavers who took up residence there, from St. Mary Spital, a Middle English shortened form of hospital.
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The boutique in Spitalfields follows on from Barton's handbag line.
A second operation, St. John Bread and Wine, opened in Spitalfields in 2003.
Is Baddenskey, who sits wearily at his loom down there in joyless Spitalfields, a descendant?A July Holiday in Saxony, Bohemia, and Silesia|Walter White
Here's a breakfast to feed twenty hungry families in Spitalfields.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
Silk-weaving is still carried on in the district of Spitalfields (see Stepney).
No part of the materials of the Spitalfields manufacture is ever likely to be the produce of England.
Spitalfields silk is as English as the dark and tortuous lanes from which it emanates.Chats on Old Clocks|Arthur Hayden