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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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prepare for your senses to be bombarded! Every type of food from every country wafting down the lane, heaving with people, noises and smells, vintage clothes and vinyl, curry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

prepare for your senses to be bombarded! Every type of food from every country wafting down the lane, heaving with people, noises and smells, vintage clothes and vinyl, curry houses +++

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Forget Birmingham, this is Britain's curry capital. You've got to come out for a meal down this street, most restaurants are "bring your own bottle" so buy alcohol first, very reasonably prices restaurants and menus outside so look at prices before you walk in.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Over the years we have eaten at nearly all the restaurants in Brick lane. but then they do change thier names and owners quite frequently On a Sunday the waiters stand outside their restaurants trying to get you to go in so they offer you free drinks , ect to get you to to go in ..All the staff are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Must visit Brick Lane Market on Sundays. It is a huge market with everything you could possibly imagine. There are even markets within markets in this area. From clothes to jewellery, the hand made leather wallets, to sunnies and hats and second hand things. They have the quirkiest shops and a massive variation of food. Could spend hours exploring the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

the atmosphere is great, you can find amazing food from all over the world, this place feels safe and has amazing shops and stalls with great stuff to buy not touristy crap that you find elsewhere in london, the eastend is an amzing place full of creative people .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A good place to go. Visit the markets and street food. A lot of Bengali restaurants. Not the best. Went with wife. Enjoyed the walk. Good place

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a great place for a smorgeshboard of culinary treats. The aromas, colors, and types of food is just astonishing. Sunday is by far the best day to venture there and enjoy the food and vendors. Get there early as it gets packed rather quickly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

stumbled across this market doing the ripper tour , excellent under cover market with plenty of choice of places to eat, felt like we were in Covent Garden

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've been to this place thrice now but frankly given the amount of food on display. I've been ill prepared the last three times but not the coming weekend where I'm starving myself and then heading out to gorge on the food with a friend. Places I'm going to try? Caboose definitely! There's another brioche with meat stand next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Brick Lane is plain cool. Lots of graffiti, many curry (and other) restaurants, stores with vintage clothing and at least on the weekends, food and other markets and that's the time to go there. And a good place for street photography.

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