Market – Spitalfields & Brick Lane

Brick Lane is the heart of the London Bangladeshi community, long known for having the best curry houses in town. It’s also become the centre of a vibrant arts scene, treny clubs and bars.

Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London

Historically it’s the main drag for the crimes of Jack the Ripper tours,  part of the poorer East End of London where wave after wave of immigrants have settled but increasingly house price rises mean that well-to-do urban hipsters rub shoulders with bangla social housing, moving from curry house to art warehouse.

On Sunday there’s a huge flea market with stalls selling antiques, clothes, bric-a-brac and rubbish waiting to be reimagined as well as the more traditional fruit and veg stalls.

Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London

And everywhere ther’s a spare piece of wall, there’s graffitti.

Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Graffitti London
Graffitti London
Graffitti London
Graffitti London

As well as the occasional decent coffee shop to stop and watch everyone walk by.

Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London

It’s a place with more than it’s fair share of grime and deprivation but at least on the weekends it also has a buzz.

Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Graffitti Brick Lane  London
Graffitti Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Around Brick Lane London
Graffitti Brick Lane London
Graffitti Brick Lane London
 It runs into Spitalfields Market which has been reinvented as a chi-chi site full of stalls selling clothes, art, fashion, gifts, antiques and food, with many recognisable restaurants along the outside as well as more unusual small food stalls.
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market Fashion
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market

Spitalfields Market

Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market:More Hats
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields Market
It sits between the extension of the City at Broadgate and Brick Lane, with Christ Church bridging the gap.
View of Christ Church from Spitalfields
View of Christ Church from Spitalfields
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Christ Church Spitalfields
Christ Church Spitalfields

Christ Church Spitalfields

Christ Church Spitalfields

Christ Church Spitalfields

Christ Church Interior Spitalfields

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