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Brick Lane

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Address: Brick Lane, E1, London, England
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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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Brick Lane is an eclectic part of London's East End. It's where you can get some of the best curry and Indian dishes in town. There is a great market too. Brick Lane can be a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brick Lane is an eclectic part of London's East End. It's where you can get some of the best curry and Indian dishes in town. There is a great market too. Brick Lane can be a bit eerie at night. This area is also part of the Jack The Ripper Tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check out this food stall in the corner window of the black Eagle brewery. Food with passion and richness of flavour as its default. Fantastic value with portions that leave you with a smile on you face and a jump in your stride. London at its best.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so easy to get to on public transport & we (2 adults & 2 teens) tourists spent hours here browsing, eating & drinking - what's not to like.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit with family and friends. One can get a good taste of Asian food and culture. Nice price also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited mid afternoon after visiting Spitalfields market. Interesting street with some good shops. We decided against returning to visit an Indian restaurant here as it seemed difficult to work out the good ones from the bad and seemed to cater mostly for tourists. Don't miss the rainbow bagels which can be found near the far end away from Aldgate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see the alternative part of London, you must visit Brick Lane. You may use the Old Street, East Aldgate, or Liverpool stations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a unique amtosphere? Indian dinner? Bircklane has a set of Indian restaurant, each one claiming it is the best in UK, best in London, best in universe etc...reality they are all the same, and to be honest not as good as in India of course but the ambiance is still so unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold and rainy day, but as soon as we hit brick lane, we stopped noticing the bad weather. What a great atmosphere in and around the market. Great stalls, great food (quite a few memorable treats) and a very lively atmosphere. Would highly recommend the market to those visiting the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Some people complain that Brick Lane has become a tourist attraction, but it has been for a long time and the Sunday market caters for locals and visitors alike. It isn't just the stalls along the street itself which attract interest. There are many hidden gems in the side streets and a particularly interesting vintage markets in the basement of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The Brick Lane has been famous for Sunday market for many years. It has almost more than 100 restaurants, mainly Bangladeshi. There are also other cuisines available including Argentinian restaurant, cafes, sweet shops etc.

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