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Brick Lane

Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 6PU

We say

Ancient Brick Lane is where the Jewish community, Bangladeshi residents and crowds of bar-going youths meet in a lively and – at weekends – cacophonous fusion. At the north end of the street are a couple of long-established and dirt-cheap beigel joints, while to the south are umpteen curry houses, with touts leaping out to lure in passing punters. In between you’ll find the best vintage stores in town, packed bars and eclectic market stalls. The street is slowly going upmarket, with a few chic cafés springing up, but it still remains true to its tangled and intriguing ethnic roots. The name derives from the brick works that were located here from as early as the 15th century.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Brick Lane ★★★★★

It's worth a stroll during the day if you're visiting London to soak up the atmosphere of this scrappy little East London street, which now mostly caters to tourists. Don't miss the 24 hour bagelry at the end of the street if you're out late it's a great place for a snack. Many of the restaurants on the street aren't great though, so if you're looking for great North Indian food try Tayyab's instead behind the mosque.

Brick Lane reviewed by on February 23rd, 2013

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