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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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A weekend in the big smoke

We had an enjoyable Friday evening in Brick lane having drinks at the northern end and the obligatory curry half way down at Sheba. I returned on Sunday to visit the market, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had an enjoyable Friday evening in Brick lane having drinks at the northern end and the obligatory curry half way down at Sheba. I returned on Sunday to visit the market, it was very "car boot" but it had some interesting street food. And the salt beef bagel was a must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited Brick Lane on a trip that was primarily motivated by a concert, but I'm glad that we made it back to Brick Lane. This is a part of London that is the sort of coolness I used to imagine when I thought about London in my teens and early twenties, but it is still well accessible (that is,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Every restaurant here needs its own rating. This then is a review of Brick Lane itself, the famous London Curry Mile. Firstly, if you don’t like curry, or Indian / Pakistani food, then this place is simply not for you. Don’t bother thinking you can ‘have something else’. But if you do….this is the place! Brick Lane really IS ‘Little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Best zone to become crazy for shopping. Full all second-hand shops. Colourful and alternative area, just few minutes walking from liverpool street. To do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food market is the best in London after Borough, but way cheaper. I love the food. The clothes they sell are unique and not a generic chinese average you get in Camdem. The grafiffities are great, and you cannot miss the Bagel Shop. Casa Blue is also a good place at the end of the lane. I love spending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you go to London you must go to Brick Lane, especially on Sunday days. Crowded, funny, cheap, plenty of events, graffiti art and typical asian food

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There was nothing special about The neighborhood. It was quit, dull with average shops and coffee shops. I wouldn't set there for food. The wall graphics are average, not worth visiting this distant area. The only interesting place there was the 'Art of the Brick' exhibition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Make sure you visit the food markets with an empty stomach.. The cuisines to choose from are delicious, I regret having had breakfast before visiting the market on a Sunday morning!! I did manage a Nutella and coconut crèpe though.. Rude not to. The vintage clothing markets are also amazing.. I could have bought loads. The markets are full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food and more food....fun day of walking around, sampling food, listening to a street band and shopping for locally made products. Highly recommend you check Brick Lane out on Sunday if you are visiting London. Great afternoon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My teenage son & I visited today (Saturday , primarily to spot the graffiti but found plenty of other things to do. A lovely little food hall (for want of a better description) with a wide range of delicious global cuisine. We also discovered the 'backyard market' with independent stalls selling everything from gorgeous yak shawls (lovely to keep the... More 

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