A Guide To Brick Lane


Our upcoming Shared Ownership homes at Corner Place are located in Shoreditch’s cooler next-door neighbour, Bethnal Green, most famously home to  Brick Lane, a vibrant cultural, ethnic and artistic hub where millions of people come to explore year-round. Snaking from Bethnal Green towards Whitechapel is a haven of vintage shops, street-food stalls, bars and quirky street art. We’ve put together a guide of the must-visit spots when visiting the iconic East End lane: 

Brick Lane Markets

Located at the northern end of Brick Lane, Brick Lane Market operates every Sunday from around 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alongside fruits and vegetable stalls, the market is loved for its bargains and bric-a-brac, antiques and collectables to be discovered. Brick Lane Market also has several indoor markets under its umbrella, including Backyard Market, Sunday UpMarket, Boiler House, The Tea Rooms, and the Brick Lane Vintage Market.

Vintage Shopping 

Vintage shopping in Brick Lane is a must when in East London and there is a whole range of vintage goods to be found in the many shops lining the lane. For example, Here After, located on Brick Lane, excels in pieces from the 1970s and 1990s. Rokit Vintage stretches three shopfronts and stocks all the quintessential vintage items, while Serotonin Vintages prides itself on rare designer pieces. Just off Brick Lane in a huge historic warehouse is Atika – one of the best vintage stores in the whole of London. 

Curry Houses

Brick Lane is often referred to as Banglatown by Londoners. Brick Lane has been a major home and community for immigrants from Bangladesh since the late 20th century, and as a result it’s home to some of the best curry houses in the capital. Ones not to be missed include Aladin, City Spice, and Bengal Village.

Record Stores

Alongside its vintage stores, Brick Lane is also a place for music lovers to add to their collection of classics. Brick Lane is home to Rough Trade East, an iconic music emporium in an old brewery, selling a collection of vinyls and hosting in-store gigs. Vintage Vinyl also lies on Brick Lane, boasting over 1000 new records added to their shelves every week. 

Bars

Unsurprisingly, seeing as it’s on the fringes of Shoreditch, there’s a host of spots for late-night drinking on and around Brick Lane. From The Cocktail Trading Company, a creative mixology lair, to Simmons Bar, a late night cocktail bar, and Apples and Pears which offers an outdoor area, with live music and DJs in the week, perfect for a post-work boogie. 

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