Brick Lane is a long street in the East End of London popular with London visitors and locals and famous for its Sunday Market.
Brick Lane is located in the heart of the Bangladeshi community, and the area is affectionately known as Banglatown. It is one of the most vibrant areas of London. In recent times it has become one of the trendiest areas of London. At the north end of Brick Lane is arty bohemian Shoreditch.
Brick Lane is lined with fantastic curry houses, hip boutiques and cool bars.
At the north end of the lane is the 24 hour Brick Lane Beigel Bake which is a East End institution famed for its cream cheese and salmon beigels.
Brick Lane is also very popular with street artists and cool graffiti can be found on many walls and shop shutters.
Brick Lane Market
Every Sunday there is a market located at the north end of the street. Almost anything can be found on Brick Lane, from antique books to vintage clothes and old 78rpm records. For many years it hosted a stall selling nothing but rusty cog wheels. A large part of its charm is the possibility of such strange discoveries. Bargain hunters from across London value it greatly. Brick Lane market hosts a cornucopia of delights and is a photographers dream – although beware not all the stall holders want to be featured in your London art project, so its best to seek permission before snapping.
Brick Lane Market Opening Times
Brick Lane Market runs from 8am to 2pm every Sunday.
Location: Brick Lane, London E1
Nearest underground tube stations:
Aldgate East (Distric Line) Liverpool Street (Central Line)