A walk down Brick Lane always reminds me how much I love London. For centuries, the area has been home to new waves of immigrants be it the Irish and the Jews to most recently becoming the hub for London’s Bangladeshi community. Located in the heart of the East End, this area was also once notorious for the Jack the Ripper murders. Brick Lane serves as a glimpse into the British capital’s diverse history and population.
Today it’s extremely popular with London’s artistic crowd and comes alive every weekend through its various markets. Be it artwork, home ware, vintage clothes and jewellery, there’s something for everyone here but make sure you haggle and get yourself that bargain!
There’s also a food market that offers cuisines from all over the world ranging from Ethiopian pancakes to Tibetan momos.
As you walk around, there’s also plenty of street art and graffiti to admire around every corner. Famous artists such as Banksy have made their mark on Brick Lane.
The best day to go is on a Sunday when all the stall owners are there from 9-5. Though crowded, in my opinion it’s the best day to go but if that’s not your scene, the surrounding shops, galleries and restaurants are open the entire week.
Address: Brick Lane, London, E1 6PU
Nearest Stations: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East and Shoreditch High Street
Brick Lane Exhibition
Art In Mind - All mediums : 18 April - 1 May 2017
Landscape; Rural vs Urban : 30 May - 12 June 2017
Contemporary Painting : 18 April - 1 May 2017
Photography Now : 4 - 17 April 2017
Portraits : 4 - 17 April 2017
Works on Paper : 16 - 29 May 2017
Abstract Art: 2 - 15 May 2017
Brick Lane Market Hours
Saturday : 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday : 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Published On: Thursday, September 12th, 2013