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Brick Lane

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Address: 1 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU, England
Phone Number: 02077706028
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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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Selling the same old stuff, but food was awesome

Same old stuff being sold but street vendors but worth a look. The food is the thing to go for, food from different countries, such a great variety, so much to chose from, don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always enjoy a trip down Brick Lane,great vintage shops and a huge selection of curry houses,have a good look at a few first and get a good deal on a top class curry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Same old stuff being sold but street vendors but worth a look. The food is the thing to go for, food from different countries, such a great variety, so much to chose from, don't miss all the little areas of to the sides of brick lane and the food markets within.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brick Lane, not far from Liverpool Street Station, is a great day out for walking, shopping, and trying tasty foods representative of many different cuisines--particularly Ethiopian. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are looking for vintage clothing Brick Lane has it all. The food market offers a very wide selection of hot meals from almost every corner of the world: Mexican, Nepalese, Vietnamese, really everything. Very colourful to see, and attractive meals at 6-7 pound are easy to find. As a first experience with foreign cuisines, this is the perfect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a Sunday stroll down brick lane good vintage markets and good food markets. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a quick look around and we wasn't disappointed very quirky and trendy lots of different people can't wait to go back to have a proper shop 😊✌

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our Sunday stroll in this borough. A hip, artistic neighborhood with many many options for street food and vintage markets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sunday market at bricklane is wonderful if you want one-of-a-kind, quirky items & some great food. The streets are filled with graffiti & there is also a delightful farm there which is great for kids. It's a great place for cheap food & a lot of the area has Indian influences.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed Brick Lane for its art and socially political graffiti. The graffiti was both comical and socially aware. Tried a curry house on the block, amazing butter chicken and lamb curry. Super spicy and flavourful, made our eyes water. I will say that there is a lot of people standing outside with posters who try to sell you things... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brick Lane is a vibrant and colourful lane in East London full of interesting bakeries, cafes, stores and graffiti, although our morning visit to the lane was short we were able to fit in an inexpensive corned beef and pickle roll from one of the many Beigel Stores and a coffee at a cafe. Brick Lane is a short walk... More 

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