A Walk down London's Brick Lane in 18 Pictures

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London Travel Writer

London is renowned as a cosmopolitan hub. Nowhere is the capital’s proud multicultural identity displayed more clearly than on Brick Lane: famous for its market, curry houses and celebration of culture.

Take a look at the street signs and the multicultural influences quickly become apparent – not many places in the UK have street names accompanied by translations.

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Common themes include spots to stop for a bite to eat and street art. Both can be found all over the place.

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The former brewery’s imposing chimney is something of a Brick Lane landmark. While the rest of the old brewery has been transformed, this remains as a reminder of its original purpose.

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Looking to escape the legions of cars on London’s streets? Lots of areas around Brick Lane have been pedestrianised.

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Brick Lane is famous for its artsy vibes, but the street food draws a lot of people here, too.

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Even scrappage gets creative around these parts. Worn out tyres? Nope, contemporary art installation.

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Entire buildings have been adorned with street art, bestowing the place with a decidedly urban edge.

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It’s not just the street art that is colourful. Doors, shutters and sometimes entire exteriors have been tinted with matching colours – even those which are a tad rundown.

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Some walls boast about as much art as an entire room at the National Gallery.

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Remember, this is hipster town, so expect to encounter some fairly outlandish get-ups.

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There are plenty of opportunities to acquire some vintage fashion…

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…and even more chances to indulge any sweet teeth out there.

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Why not take some time out the Cereal Killer Cafe and enjoy any of 120 nostalgia-inducing cereals with a choice of milk and toppings?

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…Or stop by either of Brick Lane’s famous bagel shops and indulge in what are arguably the tastiest bagels in London. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, these are great places to end a night out.

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Check out some of our other London photo guides like our walking neighbourhood guide to Hackney, how to spend a day out in Victoria Park, discover must-see graffiti in Shoreditch or take a walk along picturesque Stoke Newington Church Street.

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