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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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Brick Lane offers you another perspective of London. Some people may claim that Brick Lane is not really British, but I think of that as a very shallow point of view. It's the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Oslo, Norway

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Brick Lane offers you another perspective of London. Some people may claim that Brick Lane is not really British, but I think of that as a very shallow point of view. It's the history and the contrasts that gives identity to a place, and Brick Lane is loaded with both. No wonder why artists from the whole world finds Brick... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited early on a Sunday morning so we were a little early to sample the street food as most stall holders were just setting up. The "antique" or "vintage" stalls were expensive and nothing appealed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went to this area because of one of the Jack the Ripper tours that started nearby. We came back to this area a couple times more because the food was so good. If you are a fan of Indian or Bangladesh food, this is the place to go. We tried multiple places on this street and didn't have a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I visited Brick Lane with my daughter in July. I don't know what I quite expected but I was disappointed. This is just a road with over rated retro shops and well over priced eateries. I would suggest as a tourist don't bother to go here. If you like retro take yourself off to Brighton's North Lanes.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Jeg ELSKER dette sted og hvad man kan opleve af gadekøkkener fra alle dele af verden plus det flotteste street art, jeg har set til dato. I LOVE this place and what you can experience from a variety of cultures in the street foods. You will find amazing street art, make sure to explore all the alleys!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Almost every other shop here is a restaurant offering Indian food and outside most of them is an annoying person, trying to get you inside with special offers. If you do go inside one of these places, make sure, that you remember what you were offered "especially for you", when you went in, because your tab might not match reality...but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

we needed something fun to do on a Sunday from our base in the City with two teenage girls in tow. The combination of Old Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane was excellent fun - some really fun shops, a nice relaxed wandering time, interesting sights and sounds and amazing food along the way. Well worth the visit! the best activity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a totally brilliant way to spend a Sunday afternoon! This food market offers the opportunity to experience the many different cultures, people and food that this city does so well. The atmosphere and vibe of the place really has to be experienced and the food is generally well priced, hugely varied and totally delicious. One of the best days... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Having lived in the area for a while i've seen Brick Lane change. There are still most of the Indian restaurants and the annoying waiters on the street and its still pretty grubby but there are now a few more (hopefully) independent cafes on the street and there seems to be less crime. Sundays are busy with some good food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can feel it. You can see different colours in people, food, flowers, thinking... We enjoyed so much. We´ll come back for sure.

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Address: Brick Lane, E1, London, England
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