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Brick Lane

Brick Lane, E1, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #227 of 1,098 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Nightlife
Description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Every time we visit London, we take a Sunday stroll down Brick Lane. The Sunday market is usually in full swing, and the air is filled with wonderful smells of cooking from the various international food stalls that line the street every Sunday. Our first stop is always at Beigel Bake for the best salt-beef bagel in town. Its open... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Went on a Sunday for the Up Market, the highlight of which is the food, tbh I wanted to eat everything. Once we left the Up Market we almost went home, thinking we've seen everything, but carry on down brick lane and there's much more going on. I've heard property prices have soared in this area in recent years, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Stephen Baring was born Stephen Mark Hughes Jones but changed his name to Baring to attempt to appear more impressive. The last time he did an honest day's work was many years ago. He does know something about watches but that is marred by a greater knowledge of trickery, theft and scams. He has no real knowledge about art. He... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A run down dingy street in a fairly grim area of London which has loads of small curry cafes. I couldn't honestly recommend it although there are undoubtedly some good authentic curry places to eat at.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Sunday market includes so much good food you could easily eat yourself to a standstill, and is reasonably priced given the locale. Loads of 'vintage' stuff to check out, and people watching a major attraction. Well worth a detour to check it out on a Sunday.

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London, United Kingdom
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128 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visiting Brick Lane is a cultural experience in itself laden with splendid quality curry-houses. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to anyone. It has a completely different atmosphere to any other area we've visited in London. Just go!

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Geelong, AUSTRALIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was a bit further out of town (Westminster).... The area was less attractive than London itself.... But nonetheless a great. Food was varied and of abundance.... Indian restaurants everywhere.... Was told, the best Indian food around.... I beg to differ.... Very average.... Stick to the street food it was cheaper and tastier. Clothes was aplenty... Just find your size... And... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Go see before its turned into a steel monster with the modern creeping in. If you look for organic fabrics it's a must

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Ware, Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

At the weekend, especially on Sunday, there is a street market all round Brick Lane, flowing into the old Trumans Brewery area. There is cheap fruit, junk and retro stuff... be ready to haggle! In Brick Lane itself, try a bagel filled with hot salt beef! Wonderful, and very filling. £3.70... Also chopped herring bagels (about £2.10 I think). Walk... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even though the Liverpool Underground Station is very crowded and the surrounding intersection, we were able to make our way to Brick Lane. Loved all the vintage clothing stores and little cafes. It was one of the places in London that we didn't feel overwhelmed with people and hustle and bustle.

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