In the Heart of Spitalfields: Princelet Street Open Days

Spitalfields, London

Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 September 2024, 10am to 4pm

Pre-booking preferred via Eventbrite. 

Book free tickets

Join us for free public open days this September for Open House and Heritage Open Days. Information on the building's history and a children's activity sheet will be available. Click here for location

13 Princelet Street is typical of the speculative housing that sprang up in Spitalfields in the 18th century.  The whole city had been in the throes of a massive reconstruction campaign since the Great Fire of London in 1666 and this gave rise to a new breed of speculative builders, developing sites and buildings purely for profit. Spitalfields, named after a 12th-century hospital, lay outside the City walls and from the Middle Ages had attracted enterprising outsiders, whose birth or origin barred them from trading or living in the City.

Pre-booking via Eventbrite is preferred. Tickets are timed to improve visitor experience. You do not need to print your tickets in advance. 

BSL interpretation for Deaf visitors

On Saturday 14 September, 10am-4pm a BSL (British Sign Language) interpreter from Heritage Interpreters will be available to support and provide historical and architectural information about the property to visitors who are part of the Deaf community. 

Open Day entry

Due to the historic nature of our buildings we have a limited capacity for our Open Day events. You may therefore be asked to wait a short time while other visitors finish their visit. Whilst booking is not essential, priority will be given to those who have booked in advance. Thank you for your co-operation.

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at this Landmark open day. 

Getting there

Please note that there is no parking at this property. The the closest tube and train station is Liverpool Street, approximately 700m from the house. 


We strongly encourage all visitors to come by public transport, however for visitors for whom public transport is not possible, the nearest car park is located on Brick Lane, 100m away. 

13 Princelet Street is a historic house that does not have a lift. Stairs and narrow doorways unfortunately make the building not suitable for wheelchair users. 

We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; for further information or if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925 or [email protected]. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm. 

Donating to Landmark

As a charity, the Landmark Trust relies on donations to support our work. We couldn’t have rescued over 200 Landmarks without the support of people like you. Your support saves historic buildings in danger of being lost forever and makes them available for all to experience and enjoy. Your donation could help train the craftspeople needed to restore buildings like this, or it could offer opportunities to young people to experience history first-hand, through our open days and free stays for study groups.