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Brick Lane

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Address: Brick Lane, E1, London, England
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09:00 - 17:00
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This historic street dates back approximately 450 years, and is now a...

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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Essentially a shopping street quirky and similar to Portobello Road at Nottingham Hill albeit a little earthier (if that's possible). Mostly clothing and food. Has the appeal of a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Essentially a shopping street quirky and similar to Portobello Road at Nottingham Hill albeit a little earthier (if that's possible). Mostly clothing and food. Has the appeal of a flea market. Lots of people and movement. Colorful, dirty and noisy. Great theatre. Another FREE attraction in London. Near Liverpool Street tube.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a Sunday in November and the place was packed. Tons of things to see, touch, and buy, from old musical collections, clothing, paintings, and everything else in between. Then there were food stalls everywhere, indoor and outdoor, tempting you to try with their moutwatering scent wafting in the air. Best way to eat here is to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited during the day on a Saturday and wasn't that impressed with what was on offer. I take it that the market is on a Sunday but there were a few food stalls with amazing smelling food. Saw all the curry houses - looked worth a visit at night but wont be rushing to return. Have visited London for over... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here.interesting shops and friendly people.many restaurants to choose from.lots unusual bits and bobs,all in all a great day out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time, we came in summer and Brick Lane was mobbed. In January, the place was not quite as crowded and still a lot of fun. It's a great mixture of cultures and classes. There are upscale markets as well as street vendors selling downscale items. On our previous visit five years ago, the upscale part of the market was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brick Lane is a really interesting place....full of shops and restaurants. If you like a curry, you will love it here...loads of places to eat !!! The former brewery has lots of independent shops, arts etc. Well worth a visit to the East End.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped by here for lunch. There are stalls with foods from all over the world. There were meat dishes as well as several vegetarian places. There are some picnic tables for eating, but they fill up fast. People spill out onto the street (where there are also stalls of food if you are walking down the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We strolled through the week-end crowd and were charmed by the happy faces and vendors offering free samples of their wares. There was never any pressure to buy after you have tried. We enjoyed a stall selling crispy pork with pickles, distinctive Ethiopian curries with rice and the famous bagel shop where there is usually a queque of 50 or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Brick Lane is an eclectic part of London's East End. It's where you can get some of the best curry and Indian dishes in town. There is a great market too. Brick Lane can be a bit eerie at night. This area is also part of the Jack The Ripper Tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Check out this food stall in the corner window of the black Eagle brewery. Food with passion and richness of flavour as its default. Fantastic value with portions that leave you with a smile on you face and a jump in your stride. London at its best.

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