Fodor's Expert Review Brick Lane

Spitalfields Market

The noisy center of the Bangladeshi community is a hubbub of buying and selling on Sunday. Stalls have food, hardware, household and electrical goods, bric-a-brac, secondhand clothes, spices, and traditional saris. Some of the CDs and DVDs are pirated, and the bargain iron may not have a plug, so check carefully. Shoppers nevertheless flock to the market to enjoy the buzz, sample curries and Bangladeshi sweets, or browse at the many vintage stores lining the northern end of the street. Brick Lane's activity spills over into nearby Petticoat Lane Market, where there are similar goods but less atmosphere.

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London, Greater London  E1 6SE, England

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