Lets cut straight to it, Brick Lane will give you:
Street art (or graffiti if you prefer)
Aromatic spicy food, and an abundance of food in general
Brick Lane offers a feast for the eye, and a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
One of London’s most iconic streets
Now I’m not sure if it’s politically correct to use the term graffiti when the talent beaming from these exhibitions is so obviously treasured and admired throughout the Brick lane area. People come from all over with their Nikons and Canons to flex those lenses on the colour and beauty of endless street art randomly splattered on nearby buildings.
Amazing artistry on almost every corner, those eyes feel a little too real!
Vibrant graffiti art in what seems like every nook and cranny
The middle picture…’key to your mind’
Well well well!! Fancy seeing you here!
This area was swarming with camera clad people, it’s a street photographers paradise
You just have to stop and look….
You will not be alone with your big lens around here, that’s for sure.
If this is your bag you will not be disappointed.
There are so too many restaurants to count, and shops like the one below ‘Arzu’ to try something new.
Love this shop – there was a huge queue as I walked past and whilst peering through the window the people in the queue were encouraging us to come in saying the food was really good.
I never knew there were so many different types of pakora!
The also sell all kinds of asian sweets too, and there’s a similar sweet shop next door
Spoilt for choice in here
Love the spinach pakora
Artistic talent in the most unexpected places
This one seems to have been made from strips of coloured paper
Random Street Performer
Food Glorious Food
Brick Lane is a foodies paradise – and this is not an understatement. Along with outdoor food sellers there is a large indoor hall filled with hot food sellers from all around the world.
This is like a secret food convention tucked away off the main road
Chinese food galore
I wanted to try one of these but I was too full – a bit of sweet n sour in a cone would have been yum, they do look pretty don’t they!
Everyone loves a falafel
Try something new!
I had to try some of these!
Including octopus aka ‘takoyaki’ – but there was a tiny bit of octopus surrounded by a lot of batter. I’ve had octopus before and its like a tough rubbery prawn.
Sellers are keen to let you taste before you buy which is a nice touch.
You will also find some interesting deserts and cakes as well as savoury foods.
So much food, you don’t know which way to turn or what to choose, it’s a huge hot food market
Delicious – tried the chicken and the vegetarian – both were lovely, you get a lot of food for £5
Lots more places to eat outside on the other side of Brick Lane
For those who like their designer bargains!
Pray for Grenfell
I spotted this in a little vintage arcade, is this meant to be some sort of weird Barbie prison or what!! There is something a little disturbing about this – some might say artistic!
I should have gone in here for a fridge magnet
On almost every turn you will find a piece of art glaring at you
This one was taken near Shorditch station, along with the hedgehog below – not far from Brick Lane