You cannot come to London and not visit Brick Lane. Stunning street art, street food, vintage shops and ultramodern designer boutiques - everything that makes East London stunningly vibrant and bright is located on the same street.
Brick Lane: what lies behind the facades of the brightest street in East London
Brick Lane Food.
Beigel Bake is the most famous bagel store in the area. It works around the clock, which is very good for its customers. Delicious pastries are served with salted beef, creamy cream, smoked salmon and other additives. Choose your option and keep the line moving: the store is always full of visitors. From all over London, people come on Brick Lane for curry. Some even consider a special glamour to eat it in the subway - obviously, that everyone around is envious.
Indian restaurants in this area offer really delicious dishes, but whatever you are tempted by, we advise you to go straight to Monsoon. There are no frills here, but you will be satisfied. Just behind Brick Lane, on Commercial Road, there is a restaurant known throughout the whole capital for its meat dishes - Hawksmoor. They say that the most delicious steaks and burgers in London are cooked here. Who does not want to check this personally?
In the Kahaila coffee house, everything is fine. Nobody complains about coffee here, but we must admit that it was the homemade cakes made from organic products what brought fame to the institution. And Kahaila is a platform for social projects, charitable campaigns and just communication. Here everything comes down to friendship.
Canvas Cafe – it is much more than just a cafe, in which a delicious flat-white is made. In this institution, the annual Winter Festival of Happiness is held, from which it is worth waiting for something special. So in Canvas Cafe you have to go for smiles and great mood.
If you have not already been to Crosstown Doughnut, you haven`t really had a taste of live. Of course, there are enough treats on any street in any city, but in this store on Brick Lane, while the process of cooking doughnuts, they use...magic. Certainly. It is dangerous to go to Crosstown Doughnut for those who try to limit themselves in sweets: here the willpower has not yet saved anyone.
Clothes and accessories.
The well-known jeweler Tatty Devine opened her store on Brick Lane. Take a look here and get acquainted with the new trends: a lot of bright plastic and bold slogans will change your idea of jewelry.
Borderline sells men's and women's clothing of local designers - rising stars of the British podium. Here you can find something unique.
Do you want to buy something designer and not boring? Then you need to go to Illustrated People. In this stunning women's clothing store on Brick Lane you should go for pink hoodies and leopard dresses.
Cocktails and night life.
After a long working day, we recommend that you take a look into the pub Alice. There is quite a lot of space here, so you do not have to sacrifice your personal space. Visitors are offered a large selection of beers and cocktails, and the interior in the style of the 50's will allow you to relax with chic.
Another great option is the Exit Bar. A simple name hides an equally simple menu, which includes burgers and cocktails. But why complicate the leisure, right?
But Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch is not just a bar. Yes, cocktails are made here, but they will not allow you to have quite rest. Noisy companies come to this club and stay until the morning.