What to See and Do in Brick Lane


Whitechapel Lane, now called Brick Lane, is a place that’s built a different reputation over the last five years.  In fact, it’s more popular than ever, with various markets and appealing food restaurants, and an eclectic art scene. Historically, Brick Lane receive a massive influx of migrants from Bangladeshi communities over a decade ago, helping it fosters its modern unique sense of vibrancy and cuisine. Street art interestingly is also a common theme here. Artists such as Banksy and Ben Eine have created a cascading series of artworks here that are truly spectacular to behold.

Many travellers come here to visit the famous Sunday Market, which has market stalls that sell scintillatingly delightful, decadent gluten-free pastries, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Jewellery items, along with jugglers on the open streets, along with street magicians and more – are a common theme in this part of the city. It’s a lively part of town, to say the least. For a great nearby accommodation, guests should consider the Montcalm Hotels that feature among many of the hotels in Shoreditch. The London City Suites by Montcalm are a prime example of such an accommodation. It features spa facilities, an indoor restaurant, and a fabulous range of suites – perfect for the solo traveller, or family.

Brick Lane has changed in improbable ways over the last century, and today it blends old London with new London beautifully – creating a unique atmosphere that’s hard to refute. During your visit, we whole-heartedly recommend that you visit the Truman Brewery Building – a place that’s home to an extensive series of galleries, bars and markets.

Historically speaking, Brick Lane is most famous for the Jack the Ripper murders that occurred here. The Jack, the Ripper Tales, can often confuse travellers in the sense that’s its quite challenging to put your head around the idea that a murderer became somewhat of a famous historical figure. This is merely down to the context in which he lives – and the manner that he was still able to get away with his acts.