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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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We called at Brick Lane on our recent visit to London on a Sunday evening. We got the tube to Aldgate East station where it is a short walk along Whitechapel High Street. It was... read more

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

We called at Brick Lane on our recent visit to London on a Sunday evening. We got the tube to Aldgate East station where it is a short walk along Whitechapel High Street. It was just getting dark as we arrived, which is when Brick Lane comes to life. There are countless restaurants which have hawkers outside trying to lure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed a wander around this whole area. We took in Sohreditch and Brick lane market and ate lots of food. The buildings in this area are great period pieces. I certainly didn't feel 'hip' enough!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Brick Lane introduced the magnificent Salt Beef a Bagel! The gorgeous moist beef with fresh bagels and a little mustard is a must try alone! The market stalls are unique and the shops are vintage. The nightlife is an experience in itself. Will be visiting shortly to try the famous curries!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Came with friends for lunch and a poke through some of the stalls and shops on offer, while it isn't all great there are some great little shops mixed in and some vintage too, like all places like this you have to search a bit if you're interested. Sat down in a nice bar for the afternoon to let some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great place to get a feel for both old and new East End of London. A nice way to spend a weekend afternoon strolling the streets and stalls after a good local curry. Keep an eye out for the indoor market where local design students sell their completed projects. Definitely some classy bargains to be had at the right price.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Of no interest what so ever. Just the cheapest clothing at a very boring place, this is not a touristic attraction.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited on a Sunday morning, when there were a fair amount of stalls open. At the north end of the road, there are some very tacky car boot type stalls selling real junk. However, in some of the buildings there were more interesting and sophisticated shops selling a mixture of new and second hand clothing, jewelry and antiques. At the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love the street art, how it's always changing, always refreshing itself, like a snake's skin being cast aside and regrown into something new. That ever shifting array is a beautiful part of the Brick Lane attraction. The vintage stores, hipster coffee shops, antique basements and Sunday Market all add up to a part of London I cherish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I love this place, something for everyone, so many restaurants and eateries to suit every taste, tho my favourite is the Beigel shop, 24/7 always full, lots of Retro fashion shops too and it's also a short walk to Spitelfields market another great place too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a cool street in an overall very trendy area with lots of cool bars at either end of Brick Lane itself, in addition to others in the area. Just beware that you'll be approached by LOTS of guys trying to convince you to try various Indian restaurants...word to the wise - don't even bother unless you WANT to... More 

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