We've published guides about lots of smaller areas of large cities such as North Laine in Brighton, and highlighted how often these areas are like separate mini-communities within the city.
In London, people will often talk about areas like Camden and Richmond, but we feel the Brick Lane area of the city is very underrated.
This vibrant and culturally diverse street in the East End of London runs from Bethnal Green to Whitechapel, and is known for markets, striking street art, and lots of delicious food. There is real energy in this compact area, and we think it is really worth experiencing for yourself. The area is so culturally diverse that it is often referred to as 'Banglatown'.
This guide will highlight the best things to see and do along Brick Lane for anyone planning to visit in 2023. Let's get into it:
Where is Brick Lane?
As we mentioned in our introduction you'll find Brick Lane in the East End of London, running through the boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Hackney.
Bethnal Green lies to the North and Whitechapel to the South. We have a section at the end detailing how to get here from different parts of London.
Why is it called 'Brick Lane'?
What is there to see and things to do in Brick Lane?
Brick Lane Market