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Brick Lane
Brick Lane

Brick Lane

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Brick Lane Police Station 25 Brick Lane

The Basics

With its rich multicultural heritage and history, Brick Lane is one of east London’s must-sees. The fast pace of change and development here makes it a place worth returning to, even for those who have already explored on prior trips.

Many London walking tours hone in on Brick Lane, with food tours incorporating tastings of curries, bagels, fish-and-chips, and other local specialties. Brick Lane pub tours frequent the area’s historical Victorian watering holes as well as newer craft beer–focused bars. Other tours focus on the area’s thriving street-art scene and the more unsavory aspects of east London’s past, such as the Jack the Ripper murders. Some walking tours venture into the nearby neighborhoods of Spitalfields and Shoreditch.

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2-Hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch
2-Hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch
$23.74 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Unusual East End Walking Tour
Gary was an entertaining and engaging guide. The story of the various waves of immigration to the East End was fascinating. Gary’s passion was the plentiful street art of the area, and he explained it in a way that was interesting to someone like me who had not previously been exposed to this kind of art.
Brian_S, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Thanks, Tiffany!
Brittney_S, Oct 2021
2-Hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch
Such a beautiful tour, and our guide, Tiffany, was so cool, funny, and knowledgeable. I had a great time!
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Great experience
Hollis_N, Jul 2021
2-Hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch
Absolutely fascinating look into an oft-looked and under appreciated art community. Well worth the money and highly recommended.
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Alex_P, Dec 2018
Shoreditch Street Art Private Photography Tour including Brick Lane
The tour shows very Intresting sights of London, lead by very special lady. A lot of perfect pictures.....Delightful ‘must do’ experience.
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A stroll through Street Art innBrick Lane area
Caroline_A, Aug 2021
2-Hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Hayley. What a thoroughly lovely, friendly and knowledgeable lady. She really made the tour so relaxed and had a natural rapport with everyone on the walk. The sun came out and we really learned lots about Graffiti, street art and the history of the area. Absolutely loved the experience. Fascinated by the techniques used in some of the street art. After the walk we carried on exploring and found lots more examples. The area has a friendly buzz and is an area of eclectic people, buildings and art. It made me feel very proud to be a Londoner. . A genuine treat.. Huge thanks to Hayley who really has a natural, genuine way to be inclusive, interesting and who really made the tour special for us. Thoroughly recommend 100% and will most definitely be back for more.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Brick Lane is a must for street-art fans, foodies, vintage lovers, and urban-culture enthusiasts.

  • Come hungry as Brick Lane has tons of restaurants, food stalls, and cafés you’re going to want to try.

  • Brick Lane is wheelchair accessible, and some—though not all—restaurants and bars here offer step-free access.

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How to Get There

Brick Lane is situated in Whitechapel in east London. To get there, take the Tube (District or Hammersmith & City line) to Aldgate East; the south end of Brick Lane is two minutes’ walk away. Alternatively, ride the Overground train to Shoreditch High Street station, which is a 5-minute walk from the north end of Brick Lane.

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When to Get There

The best day to visit Brick Lane is on a Sunday, as many of the local markets are hosted on this day. Sundays are typically the busiest day, so if you don’t want to deal with crowds, go midweek instead.

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The Markets of Brick Lane

Street vendors are an integral part of life on Brick Lane, and you can’t go far without stumbling across a stall. Browse clothing, crafts, and food at the Sunday Upmarket at the Old Truman Brewery. Petticoat Lane Market, one of London’s oldest markets, takes place every day except Saturday on Middlesex and Wentworth streets, which branch off from Brick Lane. The daily Old Spitalfields Market, housed in a restored Victorian market hall, and the open-air Columbia Road Flower Market (Sundays only) are within walking distance of Brick Lane.

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