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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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Becoming too touristy

Its reputation means that the decent curry houses can put up their prices. Food is still good, but its lost what made it popular. Cheap, tasty and comfy it no longer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its reputation means that the decent curry houses can put up their prices. Food is still good, but its lost what made it popular. Cheap, tasty and comfy it no longer is. Market was okay, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The famous Brick Lane is a must visit, particularly when the Market is there. A focus for good curry and other cuisines, you will be spoilt for choice. I enjoyed wandering and taking in the diversity and quirky shops. Similar to camped, well worth taking your time and exploring. Enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great curries- the restaurants encourage bartering for the best price, the markets are interesting but not spectacular. Close to public transport- busses and trains

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visited this market like two years ago with my son and last Sunday 27/11 I went again it was better cause before Xmas period all were more festive dressed and you were in the Xmas mood even you were going to buy or just to see to boost your heart . I went to see the Greek... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ventured to Brick Lane, inspired by others' experiences. However, I found myself feeling "meh" about my time there. I stayed about two hours and decided to hop the Tube towards Spitalfields Market. I'm sure the location offers something for other visitors. I simply left without much to appreciate.

Thank HoneyBrown1976
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again, I am reducing a wonderful market to one food item (please try not to hold it against me). If it is any conciliation, I gained a couple pounds from all this eating. We got up super early last Sunday, kinda like you do for Christmas as a child. We arrived extra early to make sure we got a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent part of a Sunday at Brick Lane with my spouse and we really liked the food there, the huge variety of items in the market and the mass of people enjoying the day there. The market is only open on Sundays, but there is more to the area, such as the food stall market that offers food from many... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brick Lane has lots of curry houses and supermarkets selling Indian fare. Great for a cheap evening out if you like this type of food. The restaurants will be trying to give you 'deals' like a free drink, no service charge and set menus, sometimes if you go for these deals the portions are smaller but make sure to agree... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to wonder markets,bagel shops and vintage clothes shops. Always something interesting to see. Unusual shops or vinyl shops. Lovely bakeries selling massive cakes for as little as 85p! Close to PettiCoat Lane etc Definitely "real London!"

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brick lane was quiet on a Friday morning. Loved some of the street art on the walls. Diverse oriental shops and restaurants. Didn't go for the food though.

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