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Brick Lane

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Address: 1 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU, England
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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I have been visiting London regularly since the 60's and never ventured out here until recently. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. If you have teenages, they will... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been visiting London regularly since the 60's and never ventured out here until recently. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. If you have teenages, they will love it. Plenty of boutiques selling second hand clothes, records, junk as well as 3 or 4 great markets with all manner of street food choices and a... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

That is a must visit in London. Vintage clothes shops, street musicians, food from all around the world. And you can pay everything with contactless card!

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Samobor, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting street art, underground vintage market with interesting and different things to buy. Different foods to try, nice way to spend a few hours!

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Davie, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here too early for lunch or would have popped into one of the many interesting restaurants we saw. Took a number of pics - some in an alley where there was art painted on the sides of a number of buildings. Quite a number of others also in the alley taking pics. The neighborhood seemed like it was... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting area, abroad all other "public" sightseeings - yes, sometime you ll get a little bit far away from the public sightseeing to discover new things. Brick lane is really very cool and different. Lot of street arts are seen here in the side roads and parks. A lot of small shops selliing bagels, tea, cakes and alternative and used... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Could be a cliche to like somewhere popular and touristy, if that's the case so be it. I love Brick Lane - I love it's vibrancy and diversity. The food markets are great and if you're lucky you may just find a designer bargain at one of the many pop ups. I go hear more than anywhere else in London... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for shopping, eating, wandering. Lots of sounds, sights and people! Savour the delicious aroma of all sorts of restaurant and street food. Plenty of historical interest here too and echos of times past are everywhere.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice walkthrough, the stalls have pretty much the same items, lots of food options along the way. Nothing amazing, I would say an hour to 2 hours to walk through.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Brick Lane. A lot. Yes, there are elements of sameness in some parts, I.e. Similar shops or eateries but each has its place. The underground vintage market is fab, lots of unusual and pre-loved items and reasonably priced. The food places are a pleasant attack on the senses and they range from bars to coffee shops to restaurants.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brick Lane is well worth a visit, with its many vintage shops, markets, food choices and not forgetting the famous Bagels

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