Brick Lane

Brick Lane, London: Hours, Address, Brick Lane Reviews: 4.5/5

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This historic street dates back approximately 450 years, and is now a popular place for great Indian food and Sunday markets.
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Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the next big global trend, the hipster zone of Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

 Wedged between the business-minded City of London, expressly trendy Shoreditch, and zestful Whitechapel, the lines between traditional and contemporary beautifully blur in this historic East End nexus.
How to get there
  • Shoreditch High St • 5 min walk
  • Aldgate East • 8 min walk
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SteMar247
Maidstone, UK3,622 contributions
Friends
A great place to visit if you enjoy markets, food halls, street food or curry houses. We browsed lots of stalls, enjoyed a curry and will revisit.
Written 6 August 2022
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK17,073 contributions
This is a London East End street that is the heart of the country's Bangladeshi community and it is famous for its many curry houses. Which is why we went there to eat dinner one Saturday evening. Walking the street there are loads of curry houses to choose from with staff trying to entice you in. There is a lot of street art all along Brick Lane which I actually quite like, but some don't. Some of it quite political. It is certainly a part of London with a unique cultural charm that in my mind is worth a visit, and worth having a curry at.
Written 19 July 2022
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Anita
6 contributions
Friends
Great market to explore, apart from goods, nice walk around, cool graffiti walls around & plenty of eating places
Written 10 July 2022
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Michael A
Nassau, New Providence Island1,521 contributions
The northern half of Brick Lane has become a hipster area whilst the southern half of Brick Lane remains a great palace for a curry. There a several vegan restaurants such as What the Pita, Mooshies, and the Canas Cafe (which is just off Brick Lane) on the lane. The Sunday afternoon flea market ob Bricklane is not to be missed. Unfortunately, Camden Town has much deteriorated since the 80s and is now just a tourist trap that is best avoided.
Written 26 June 2022
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Amanda B
Houston, TX176 contributions
Friends
The Sunday market was pretty crowded but there was lots of food and shopping. Lots of vintage stores all around the area.
Written 26 June 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,253 contributions
Cool London. Free to wander and check market stalls. It sells lots of vintage and local artist made clothes and art. Street food available.
Written 3 May 2022
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laurella w
Alresford, UK1,353 contributions
Couples
Brick Lane is great for a wander and to look around. From the market stalls to the street art there is something for everyone. City Spice Indian restaurant is superb. Highly recommend. There is also plenty of Street foods, indoor markets as well as bars and cafes.
Written 6 February 2022
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Kathryn R
132 contributions
I liked some of the graffiti art that is sort of scattered around nearly everywhere you look. Some of the areas were not very clean with a lot of fly tipping.
Written 30 December 2021
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Balazs Kadar
Corby, UK852 contributions
Solo
Very amazing london street around beautiful graffiti area, but I thing not to safety, some area have lots of strange people.
Written 26 December 2021
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Liza S
Hitchin, UK11 contributions
Couples
I love Brick Lane itself, just wanted to warn against eating anything from Rajmahal Sweets.

We bought some bits from there today and both sweets and savoury snacks were mouldy/ stale. Clearly not adhering to food standards.
Written 28 November 2021
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