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Brick Lane

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Address: Brick Lane, E1, London, England
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Activities: Dining, Shopping, Nightlife
Description: 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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Great place to go eat some of the best indian food this country has to offer, love walking round this part of london

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to go eat some of the best indian food this country has to offer, love walking round this part of london

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went here today on what was one of the hottest days of the year and it was fantastic.There is something for everyone and you will find almost anything here. A great place to visit and even a bit of Graffiti on the walls and very good it is too. Plenty of places to eat and have a drink and a... More 

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London, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loathe walking along Brick Lane. The few good places in the area are blighted by the touts operating from the local restaurants who can often use intimidating tactics. Avoid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I had 2 friends tell me to visit this area because it was one of their favorite places in London. However, I found it very funny seeing all of the men approach the tourist to go into their restaurant. We think we were approached by 20 different guys as we were walking down the lane. I was with my London... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Best time to visit is on the weekend, it's busy but it is a lot of fun. Great food and atmosphere. You can tie it in with a trip to Siptafields market just opposite.

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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Came across this place after visiting old spitalfields market. I had heard of this place but did not release where it was. Such a lovely place with an fascinating array of shops and stalls selling food, fashion items, furniture and retro items.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you like curries then you will be spoilt for choice. Plenty of touting for punters by staff so offers and deals are about, best to not take the first offer but to ask if they can do a better deal than a rival. Some do sell Alcohol some don't and will often not object to you bringing in your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There are a number of galleries and vintage markets and food stalls all around. Love the vibe of Brick Lane, many street art along the way, must visit when in London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Brick Lane is about 1 mile long if you walk up and then down the street. We arrived at Shoreditch High Street station (Overground); Aldgate East would also be a good place to start. Brick Lane is within walking distance of Tower Hill. It is a free attraction; there is no charge for wandering along the lane and environs. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

food from all round the world and not just curry. lots and lots of cool bars a must to walk around and graze.

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Address: Address: Brick Lane, E1, London, England
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