Brick Lane is known locally as Banglatown as it is the heart of London's Bangladeshi and Bengali communities.
The street has been home to immigrants for hundreds of years including the French Huguenots, and later the Jewish community. This means you buy bagels on Brick Lane, as well as sample some of London's best curry houses.
Brick Lane Market on Sunday mornings dates back to the Jewish community migration and sells everything from furniture to fruit and has become a cool place to hang out for the day. This part of London's east end has become trendy over the last few years and has a vibrant nightlife too.
About Brick Lane Market
London's Brick Lane Market is a traditional flea-market with a wide array of goods on sale including vintage clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac, music, and so much more. The market is spread out along Brick Lane and spills out onto the side streets.
At the bottom of Brick Lane you'll find some wonderful fabric stores selling gorgeous Indian sari silks. Around the middle it gets very trendy around the Old Truman Brewery, then at the top it's more junk and anything for sale. Yes, I have seen single shoes on sale here!
Getting to Brick Lane Market
Nearest Tube Stations:
- Aldgate East
- Liverpool Street
Use Journey Planner to plan your route by public transport.
Brick Lane Market Opening HoursSundays only: 8am - 2pm
Allow plenty of time to see it all as the market stretches into Cheshire Street and Sclater Street.
Nearby Budget Hotel: Tune Liverpool Street
Other Markets In The Area
Sunday UpMarketSunday UpMarket is in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane and sells fashion, accessories, crafts, interiors, and music. Opened in 2004, it has an excellent food area and is a hip place to hang out.
Sundays only: 10am - 5pm
Old Spitalfields MarketOld Spitalfields Market is now a seriously cool place to shop. The market is surrounded by independent shops selling hand-made crafts, fashion, and gifts. The market is busiest on Sundays, but is there Monday to Friday too. Shops open 7 days a week.
Petticoat Lane MarketPetticoat Lane was established over 400 years ago by the French Huguenots who sold petticoats and lace here. The prudish Victorians changed the name of the Lane and market to avoid referring to woman's underclothes!
See: Petticoat Lane Guide.
Columbia Road Flower MarketEvery Sunday, 8am-2pm, along this narrow cobbled street, you can find over 50 market stalls and 30 shops selling flowers, and gardening supplies. It's a truly colorful experience.
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