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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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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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The choices for food are endless. You won't know what to pick and every place is always busy. Good spot for Indian food.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah I
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today with two young kids. We all enjoyed it. Incredible street art. Go up the side streets and have a good look around. We followed an Italian tour group for a while. Couldn't understand what the leader was saying but it was great to see some stuff we may not have found on our own. It was a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much food! Make sure you go very hungry because the options are overwhelming! We also walked thru the side buildings where there is more food and clothes. It was a great way to spend a Sunday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting London for 50 years now and have only just discovered this area. It is so different to inner London and when you have seen the sights and the shops so many times it is nice to have something different. We went in August and have just booked again for New Year. It has now become my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The choices for food are endless. You won't know what to pick and every place is always busy. Good spot for Indian food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have not been here in a number of years and only work round the corner!! Great place to visit plenty of cool places to buy clothes,art and of course food Brick lane curry houses are still there and more beside The Truman brewery pump house is a sight to behold for street food from around the world you can not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brick Lane is a very distinctive part of London. Fun vibe, lots of restaurants and shops, plenty of people wanting to lure you in for a curry. Quite intense, but good fun. You're sure to find a bargain and some good food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting London for over 50 years, but never been to Brick Lane before. However was staying nearby and a friend suggested having a look. Exciting but not for the faint hearted! But felt quite safe. It was starting to get dark as we arrived, art market areas starting to close. All sorts of restaurants and shops, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere here. The variety of shops/cafes and restaurants is amazing and it is a great place to spend the day or night watching the world go by. Highly recommend a visit to this quirky area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start a visit to Brick Lane at Liverpool Street Station - Bishopsgate side. There is a pub directly opposite called 'Dirty Dicks' - stopm off for a swift pint before walking straight ahead towards Shoreditch. Turning left, or bearing left will bring you to Brick Lane and the wonders of the competitive curry house. The British spend more on Indian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vibrant area with great atmosphere, excellent street art works and even better food. It is known as Banglatown, but on Sunday there is something for everybody here, you can stroll around the market stalls and choose the food from almost any part of the world.

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