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    Loved haggling for Indian Food. You'll pretty much find the same specials everywhere. Choose the one with your favorite ambiance :) You must try out Brick Lane if you make it all of the way to London though!!

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    The place to go for a curry. There are waiters outside each restaurant trying to tempt you in with deals. Haggle and you might get a bargain!

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    If you are in London only to visit poetic sites of great historical significance and to experience London at it's most elegant, then this is not the place for you. But if you are thoroughly interested in local culture, you should pay a visit. In many ways, Brick lane is the essence of contemporary London.

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    Busy street with lots of offers for dinners. If you like curry, take a wander down the street and see what deals will be offered to you. Lots of markets for inexpensive items as well.

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    Loved this! So many cute shops with records, vintage clothing and so on. Could walk around here for hours :-)

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    I enjoyed a sunny afternoon in Brick Lane walking around to see some great graffiti. The street is pretty crowded on Saturday though.

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    Brick Lane is best experienced on a warm, sunny Sunday - as long as you don't mind crowds! Head to the Sunday UpMarket for brilliant food stalls.

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  • Brick Lane

    Maybe BrickLane has gotten too mainstream for hipsters but it's still an unmissable feature of East London.
    Lots of street art down here.

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    People rave about Brick Lane. I certainly can understand its appeal, but I can't help feeling it's become - dare i say it - overrated. Yes this is a vintage shoppers paradise, and yes it's super quirky and hipster, but this can give it a slightly pretentious feel, which for me causes the street to lose some of its "cool".

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    The wafting aroma of the different curries on Brick Lane will make your taste buds run on overdrive. There is a lot of curry to choose from and, being the national dish of UK (officially or unofficially), you have to make the trek out to have some of the better ones the country has to offer. Be careful of getting accosted by restaurateurs trying to pull you in. There is also a great market during the weekends that happens here.

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    u need 2 be able 2 speak abt 10 lingos cause english is no much good in brick lane .a great old dock area at 1 time

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    I loved it the first time (roughly 7 years ago now) and hated it the second time (only last year). I'm unsure if the difference has to do with the uptick in tourism to the area, or just an off night the second time around. In either case, I'd say that better Indian exists elsewhere (and closer) - just not as cheap if you can still find a good place or two.

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  • Brick Lane

    London known international food is actually Indian food! If you are looking for a great place to eat you should stroll down this road. Due to the high competitiveness, you'll be greeted by plenty of the waiters or owners coming to greet you as you walk by

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  • Brick Lane

    Brick Lane is a narrow street built out of--you guessed it--brick. The street is lined mostly with clubs and restaurants and a few shops. There is a vintage market here on Sundays. I had some great times here when I lived in London as a Grad student. There are constantly events, live bands, and more going on. Rough Trade--one of London's best record stores is located here. When I was there (2009/2010) that specific area near Rough Trade was a popular hangout for London's hip kids. There was usually a street vendor there associated with one of the clubs that sold excellent hot dogs and burgers (with vegan options). A great place to see (the young, stylish, and attractive of London) and be seen. Also not far from the Old Street district--equally excellent area for nightlife. Great pubs and restaurants. I would normally get to Brick Lane via Liverpool Street Station.

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    Firstly - you can haggle prices with the Indian restaurants here - there are so many and they are all competing. Brick Lane has a large Indian population and restaurants and shops which reflect this. It has become increasingly trendy with some cool bars and the market. Good stuff.

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    I was taken to a famous BBQ on a weekend and enjoyed it tremendously. Lots of food and pies. Very diverse neighborhood.

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    a bit dodgy to get to - but if you LOVE Indian food - this is THE place to be - the street is PACKED full of great curry houses and one off shops selling Asian goods. It's definitely worth trying if you enjoy this style of cuisine. Dont expect gourmet, silver service, but you can be sure to get delicious food.

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    Its fun to go to brick lane and check out the restaurants, and try to negotiate the cheapest meal possible! The rest of Tower Hamlets and the East End can be fun to explore too, even though the touristy attractions are crime related (Whitechapel, the Blind Beggar) but it really isn't as dodgy as some would tell you.

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    Loads of cheap Indian restaurants with the obligatory person harassing you outside of the restaurant offering a free glass of wine, etc. The food is usually good. Nearby are nightclubby venues where you can dance off the vindaloo.

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It is advised that you not visit this street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets unless you are prepared to fall victim to the seductive aromas of curry. The large Bangladeshi community here has established a number of tempting curry houses within this district of London’s East End and it is not an uncommon phenomenon to find one’s self inexplicably drawn in and ordering Vindaloo before one knows what has happened. Of course, the famous breweries along this road may also play a role in that. The area, which was once a manufacturing district as well as the old stomping ground of Jack the Ripper, is now an edgy and vibrant neighborhood that hosts a Sunday market known for attracting a potpourri of vendors and performers.

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