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Brick Lane

#144 of 2,403 things to do in London
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Spitalfields
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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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Sunday Food Market

Went today to the famous sunday food market located on Brick lane. Weather was rainy and windy but inside the market it was just a lovely smell of food, cakes and drinks from all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went today to the famous sunday food market located on Brick lane. Weather was rainy and windy but inside the market it was just a lovely smell of food, cakes and drinks from all around the world. Tip: Go after 4pm, when the food gets on sale!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

OMG - would recommend anyone going here, was a short trip from central london on the tube and overground. Fantastic selection of food stalls, between our group we tried, chinese, indian, lebanese and moroccan. Also the fruit and veg market had amazing prices. Vintage clothing was abundant and we had a great time nosing on the second hand stalls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was hard to orient for us among the streets but with a little help of locals we found it. recommended come in saturday around 11-12 a.m.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stopped by Brick Lane on a rainy Sunday and it was fantastic. Tons of things to see and do, vendors wares out on the streets, music thumping from nearby venues - really fun atmosphere. Every doorway and alley seemed to lead to something new and we spent a few hours meandering through the streets just taking in the sights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went here on Sunday and it's about 5-10 minute walk from the station. When we found it there was two indoor food markets full of stalls which offered so many varieties of food from around the world. Would definitely recommend going here if you haven't before

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great browsing, shopping and eating opportunities here, check website as different stallholders each day of week, as good as Camden but not as big and undercover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What a terrific place. Only open on a Sunday. Appeared to be a long walk to actually where the markets are , but worth it. Lots of different nationalities there, a great selection of food! Apparently new fashion designers sell their one off clothes there too. Grabbed a great bargain sued jacket for 5 pound! The sides streets are well... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went to this market having already visited Camden and Portobello during previous visits. We went on a Sunday morning and I have to say that we really enjoyed the experience. There is a wide range of stalls, ranging from those with artistic leanings selling their own clever creations, through to the traditional market stalls. It felt like I could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Brick lane is a Mecca for good food & good atmosphere. There is so much street food to choose from. From veagn to Ethiopian to sugar free so really something for everyone! It gets packed so get down early & don't expect to find parking easily. You're better off getting public transport. Lots of street art to look at &... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Brick Lane is in a slightly edgy part of town and doesn't feel particularly safe late at night. I visited after doing a Jack the Ripper walk in the area and found some of the restaurant owners annoyingly pushy. If you are a fan of Jack the Ripper head to 13 Brick Lane near the gateway at the southern end.... More 

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