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Brick Lane, London

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Head to Brick Lane to satisfy your craving for curry and get a taste of London's edgy artistic side. The scene of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders (the Ten Bells Pub still stands), the neighborhood is now home to a large Bangladeshi community. Treat yourself to one of the best-tasting curries you can find outside the Subcontinent before popping in and out of vintage clothing stores, trendy boutiques, and art galleries. Building walls feature graffiti by famous artists such as Banksy, and the street hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. If you visit in summer and fancy a pint, head to the local beer garden. The best day to visit is Sunday, when the vibrant weekly market full of crafts, secondhand goods, and street performers takes place. Plan your visit to Brick Lane and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London trip itinerary builder.
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  • last time that i have been in London i was fascinated by this district... i have been there during the weekend for shopping and partying and during the week just for sighting and is always more than a...  more »
  • Great experience-short trip through the market...full of good live music, unique vintage butiqs, tasty food, beautiful and creative handcrafts...all in one place. Lively Sunday morning.  more »
  • As a die hard foodie I was told to visit Brick Lane for a great curry... it's was very busy, lots of famous curry houses with owners or workers trying there hardest to entice u into there restaurants....  more »

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