A lot happens on one street in East London just past the city. It is hard to believe that one street can be home to so many things to do, but it really is an institution. Welcome to Brick Lane.
brick lane street art
We start our day at Algate East station and make our way up Brick Lane trying to spot some street art. The main four roads to look out for are Princelet, Hanbury, Fashion and Heneage but, as is always the case with street art, it could pop up anywhere. Here are some of our favourite pieces.
After spying some street art take a left towards Spitalfields Market and spend an hour looking through the nik-nacs on display. We like the vendor that sells old maps of London towards the back of the market. There are also a few places to eat amongst the stalls.
Find the nomadic garden
Back onto Brick Lane and you will come to Buxton Street and the Allen Gardens. Beyond that is a hidden treasure of the area, the Nomadic Community Garden.
There are plenty of interesting things on site to look at including street art and a cafe. If you back yourself why not wow the crowds with your skills on the piano?!
spitalfields city farm
As you are here why not unleash your inner child and visit the Spitalfields City Farm and Gardens? Donkeys, Goats, Pigs and lots of others.
a famous brick lane curry
Your trip wouldn't be complete without sampling the curries that have made Brick Lane famous. Once it reaches peak time there will be plenty of offers flying around. All of the establishments here will offer up a mean curry.
One place reserved for special mention is Tayyabs (83-89 Fieldgate St, Whitechapel, London E1 1JU | 020 7247 9543 | Website), which isn't actually on Brick Lane. Always busy because of an amazing Time Out review we were sceptical until we tried the lamb cutlets. Book a table in advance.