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Brick Lane

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Address: 1 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU, England
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Sun 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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A great atmosphere , lots of stalls and food

I have been visiting brick lane for the last 60years, it has changed beyond all recognition from a bomb site flea market to now a cosmopolitan cultural market, lots of tourists... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been visiting brick lane for the last 60years, it has changed beyond all recognition from a bomb site flea market to now a cosmopolitan cultural market, lots of tourists and street food, stalls selling mostly clothes and arty goods, a good way to experience one of the largest Sunday market areas in London

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place loads going on and plenty of food and drink to amuse everyone. Good prices and probably best curry in London?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lively neighbourhood, lots of beautiful streetart pieces, several markets of creators and TONS of yummi streetfood.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always crowded especially on the weekends, has many independent stores and great places to eat. Great places to find some books or vintage clothes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come on Sunday which is the historic (and present) trade date in this part of the city. So nice to walk around and enjoy the street art, unique food (we stopped in one of the food stand areas and had some curry, which is a must in brick lane, as well as a few other international plates) and different markets.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a visit to brick lane last Sunday and I would like to say I enjoyed wandering about the food stalls but it was absolute hell for me for one reason. Being the idiot that I am I had chosen to have breakfast before visiting and subsequently had to wander around the most amazing food stalls in London whilst unable... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this area on several occasions when in London previously. Although, this has usually been at weekends. Being in the area on a Wednesday, allowed us to explore areas that have been obscured by the crowds of other visitors. We discovered a park hidden away, with a wealth of spring crocus and daffodils. We came across Yum Cha... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to while away a day, wandering around Brick Lane, checking out the many stalls and soaking up some local atmosphere. The Truman Brewery is a big feature of the area, and there are many street food vendors to be found, you should be able to find something you want without any trouble.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a birthday treat I took Jay to Brick Lane in East London. It was her first visit, she likes retro clothing and for this alone is (to coin a phrase) streets ahead of Portobello Road. It is also a truly international cultural experience especially for food. This street was the home of Truman, a well known English brewery which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely way to while away a Sunday morning. Different craft stalls selling some unusual goods. Great range of food stalls. Really worth a visit weather obviously permitting but most areas are undercover.

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