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Brick Lane

Brick Lane, E1, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #216 of 1,139 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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Manchester, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Liked? Nothing! I love curry, it's my favourite cuisine so I was looking forward to a visit to Brick Lane. All the restaurants claim to be the best and have awards to prove it. It is impossible to walk down the road and make an independent choice of which to eat in without being constantly hassled by restaurant staff trying... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I lived in London over 10 years ago and always liked to come here on a Sunday to soak up the atmosphere. Things have not changed and the place remains a cool destination in London. There's loads of great places to eat and music flows through the air from all around. Its a really unpretentious place where all kinds of... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

In the market you can find food for any part of the world, mainly indian and Paquistan. Just buy and eat inside the market (but there are no places to sit) or in the street. There are many shops too.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Lost in the streets of this huge open-air market, Brick Market welcomes all tastes and smells of the world (for better or worse) in its many bazaars and in his many vintage shops. Crowded streets (and even a little dirty) by people from all over the world, makes the idea of London multicultural's way of life, in which everyone could... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went with family and a few friends upon recommendation from a friend. Turned out to be a nice day out... Brick lane seems to be a happening area, and a must see if you are interested in Curries, Street food, music, antiques, vintage clothing, bagels (spelt beigels here), pastries, chocolates... you name it... in short, a must see for anyone... More

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Kapelle, the Netherlands
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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Sundays are the best days to visit Brick Lane with its interesting markets (selling goods that you'll not find in the ordinary shops) and we were quite impressed by the quality of food that was sold. So many people around and so good food to get. The atmosphere in and around Brick Lane is friendly and relaxed. Next time we'll... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Interesting part of town to stroll and investigate on the weekend. Lots of vintage clothing and the Dark Sugars coffee shop is a must. Some interesting street art, buskers and crowds. A great place to visit not far from Spitalfields Market. Don't waste time at the flea market end, but continue down toward the area of the old brewery for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
77 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Be sure to visit Brick Lane area on Saturday/Sunday market days with a variety of markets to explore. Be ready for crowds. I particularly liked wandering and viewing the graffiti art.

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Coogee, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The food here is incredible. Not your typical market food- all a bit tastier. The prices were reasonable and everything we tried was awesome from the gozleme to the duck burger. Great way to spend a leisurely weekend morning.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I went with my son to see the graffiti art, not my usual sort of place to visit but glad we went to have a look. Lots of good, reasonable priced places to eat. Something a bit different and not for everyone but worth a look.

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