Brick Lane Area Guide
A guide to Brick Lane
By RNR Group
From Aldgate to Bethnal Green, Brick Lane runs like a river, with many interesting tributaries to journey down. East London’s most well-loved street is pathed with cultural history and flanked by colourful murals. The vibrant and bohemian atmosphere is owed to the population of creative industries, artists and the longstanding Bangledeshi community.
Food and Drink
Nicknamed Curry Mile, Brick Lane has a vast array of Anglo-Indian restaurants all claiming to be the best in London. It is also home to the famous Brick Lane Beigel Bake, which is open 24/7 and sells over 7,000 bagels a day. Alternatively, the Cereal Killer Café is a mecca of all things hipster, serving bowls of your favourite breakfast food. In the evening the area’s creative buzz, and many activities, attract an influx of young professionals. All Star Lanes is a great upscale bowling alley where you can enjoy cocktails to get the ball rolling, then 93 Feet East and the Big Chill are great for a boogie later on.
The area is a paradise for shoppers, Brick Lane Market happens every Sunday and offers everything from rare antiques to empty sacks for artist to paint on. The Old Truman Brewery holds several markets including Backyard Market and UpMarket. There are also plenty of vintage shops, such as Beyond Retro and Rokit, which are treasure troves for stand out outfits and accessories.
Within close walking distance of Shoreditch High St Overground, Liverpool Street and Aldgate East Station, Brick Lane is easy to access despite feeling like it’s in a world of its own.