Brick Lane Market

Shopping Destination in Spitalfields rated 8 / 10 from 5 reviews
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Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6PU

020 7364 1717

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Nearest Station
Aldgate East (0.21 miles)


London’s Brick Lane Market is a traditional flea-market affair, with a rich diversity of products and wares with everything from food, second-hand clothes (always worth a look for the retro-lovers), furniture, bric-a-brac, magazines, toiletries, sweets, electrical equipment and ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING in between. The market spills across a relatively large area and several streets. The Brick Lane Market is also known as a great place to pick up home accessories: from kitchen equipment, CDs, DVDs and furniture.

The Brick Lane area is home to London's most famous enclave of Indian and other asian fooderies and as such there is no shortage of snacks, delicacies and proper sit-down meals that you can try in between browsing through the wares on offer. There are so many to choose from with such a variety of quality, that the best advice is probably just to head to the ones with the biggest queues as the locals and regulars have long since managed to separate the wheat from the chaff!

If you're really into your bargain hunting and haggling, then why not make a proper day of it? Take in all the local markets one Sunday including the Columbia Road flower market, Spitalfields market and Petticoat Lane market which are all within easy reach of Brick Lane market itself.

The food market in the boiler house hall offers ready-made food from around the world, including everything from freshly cooked pasta to Japanese octopus fritters. The 'Sunday Up Market' in the Old Truman Brewery caters to hundreds of visitors who come for the world food and creative stalls.

If that doesn’t appeal there are dozens of curry houses to choose from, alternatively the Vibe Bar, Big Chill Bar and 93 Feet East provide refreshments and music.

The market opens from 9 to 5 on a Sunday, however the surrounding shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants are open 7 days a week.

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Food stuffs, clothing, gift ideas, books, snack bars, antiques, specialist stalls... they're all here.

Whether it is the Sunday Upmarket or Brick Lane Market s a whole, you’ll be please with this one. Always prepare for the crowds and you’ll be fine. Street food, clothes, records and bookstalls are always worth the trip east.

User Reviews

Kate Mos

May 15, 2016
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I have been passing by the Brick Lane market for a long time without stopping. I wanted always to go and see what is all about. And today that day arrived! Finally. I wondered around about 3 hours. There are so many places to check out, from make-up to clothes and food vendors. My favorite place is BuyMyWardrobe where you can find famous clothing labels for an affordable price. Seen a pair of amazing Louboutins. If I cold only have where to wear them. LOL
Chris Smith
from Leeds

Sep 18, 2013
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We visited last Sunday, September 15th 2013. No flea market just stalls selling cheap clothes. Very disappointing. Wrong time of year?
James walker
from Colchester

Jul 14, 2013
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After working around brick lane for many years ,I had never been to the market on Sunday . Didn't know what I had been missing , fantastic ,can't wait for the next time .

Aug 30, 2011
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Brick Lane is trully unique and strange in someway. You can find almost everything there and it always surprises you.
It's like suspended rags-to-riches story between cheap stolen bikes and inexpensive household appliances to trenfy fashionable items.
If you like dough, you can fill your stomach and your eyes with the historical bagel shops and , on the same street, under the railway bridge the lastest entry of a high quality patisserie, the so-called Saint Sugar of London.
Most of all, the people passing by on a Sunday are all quite special with a story to tell and clothes to show.

Aug 28, 2011
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Great place to discover all kinds of hidden treasures and some wonderful street food. I would recommend sunglasses and a hat as you may be staying all day.
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