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Brick Lane

Brick Lane, E1, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #226 of 1,085 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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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this visit to Brick Lane. Different from what I imagined it to be but none the less, glad I went. We did have a long walk there but the weather was good so didn't mind.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We didn't allocate nearly enough time for this market as we did not expect it to be so big!1. there is a good mixture of new and vintage clothing, food outlets and other random stalls. I bought 10 old postcards for £1.00 ( one from 1926) - i love old cards as they are great souvenirs to slip into hand... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went there several Sunday during the year and each time it was great ! The first market is very nice (it's like an outlet market) and I love the brick lane atmosphere. There are a lot of "vintage" markets, I say "vintage" because it's soooo expensive for vintage clothes and accessories... vintage is supposed to be cheap ! Anyway, all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went on a Sunday (best day I'm told). Great to see the old record sellers and traditional London sellers in operation in a fine part of London. Great coffee and unusual street food. We didn't try anything as we were full from the our trip to the Breakfast Club in Hoxton earlier... Great stalls, graffiti artwork and some nice... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A big market but very little that makes you want to buy. The majority of stalls full of tat that charity shops would consign to the nearest dustbin. Time far better spent elsewhere.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Lots to do here - plenty of bars, places to eat and entertainment, always markets and street bars / street performers. Only downside = always busy Great for markets full of unusual clothes

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This lovely market has an enormous amount of choice, individual designed clothes, jewellery,handbags and much more, well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Brick Lane Graffiti looks much better now than it did many years ago, it use to be good graffiti but now the Artwork and Murals on the walls are FANTASTIC. If in London and want to see skilled Artwork this is a must place to go. If you just want to see Artwork but do not fancy eating burgers, BBQ's... More

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Long Island, NY
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Strange using those two adjectives, but they describe Brick Lane very well. We initially went to Brick Lane for some Indian food (ended up eating Bangladeshi one night, Pakistani another) and discovered that there's a lot of history in this area. Veer off Brick Lane and explore the side streets -- they're really interesting and you can find indications of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Make sure you check out the murals close to the Brewery that sits somewhere in between Spittal Fields and the south end of Brick Lane. If you fancy something to eat check out the Curry houses. The market is a cool place to go on sunday mornings.

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