Brick Lane is one of the most vibrant parts of East London, particularly famous for its Street Art. Street Art can be found along the entire length of the street and hidden in side streets, I even wandered into some of the car parks that had some of the best art make sure to explore everywhere.
There are several Street Art walking tours, some £30+ & some free. On the walking tour you get the advantage of having a guide that will spot different spots and have background information on the artist and each piece of art. Personally, I prefer to wander freely allowing time to appreciate the work and take my own photos. The Street Art really is everywhere you can’t miss it.
Brick Lane is not only famous for its Street Art but also for its Curry Houses and Rainbow bagels. The curry houses start on the corner of Brick Lane and continue straight down to Whitechapel Road. Don’t leave without trying a rainbow bagel or salt beef bagel from Beigel Bake.
If you still havn’t finished exploring Brick Lane wander along to Old Spitalfields Market where you’ll find a variety of chain stores and restaurants or visit the Brick Lane Bookshop for vintage paperbacks and hardbacks. Enjoy a well-earned cocktail at Casa Blue, a 60’s vibe cocktail bar.
How to get to Brick Lane
Start from the Aldgate metro station then follow the road down through Brick Lane that leads down to Shoreditch high Street. Aldgate, Liverpool street station and Shoreditch high street are all within walking distance.
Train/Metro – Aldgate, Liverpool Street & Shoreditch High Street