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A street in East London, often referred to as "Banglatown", and the home of many curry restaurants. The Brick Lane Market, "a mad mixture of treasures and trash", is held every Sunday until about 2pm, and the Brick Lane Festival, a "celebration of trade and culture", is held in September.

Brick Lane is worth a visit before it gets more heavily gentrified. It's a wonderful example of village London and a treasure that's rapidly being eroded.

As its name suggests, Brick Lane gets its name from the local manafacture of bricks. By the early 18th Century it was a long well-paved street frequented by carts fetching bricks into Whitechapel from brick kilns.

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