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Brick Lane is a street in London, not far from the eastern end of the City of London. It is less than 10 minutes walk from Liverpool Street and even closer to Aldgate, but it belongs to the borough of Tower Hamlets. In the south, Brick Lane starts as continuation of the short Osborn Street (which links it to Whitechapel Road) and it goes northwards, crosses Hanbury Street, Buxton Street, Sclater Street, Cheshire Street, Bacon Street, and Bethnal Green Road. In the north, Brick Lane ends in Swanfield Street, close to Arnold Circus.
Traditionally, Brick Lane has been the place to go for Indian cuisine in London. There are many curry and other ethnic restaurants and food shops. The Brick Lane Farmers’ Market is located in Bacon Street, in the northern part of Brick Lane near Bethnal Green Road.
Other places of interest in or near Brick Lane include Ten Bells Pub (known in relation to Jack the Ripper; located at the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street) and the Old Truman Brewery (91 Brick Lane). In the recent years, Brick Lane has also become the place of student life, festivals, fashion, and art.
The tube station closest to the southern end of Brick Lane is Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City tube lines and London Overground). Near the northern end of Brick Lane there is Shoreditch High Street Station, served by London Overground.
There are also bus services in Commercial Street (parallel to Brick Lane in the west), Whitechapel Road (south of Brick Lane), and Bethnal Green Road (northern part of Brick Lane).
Liverpool Street, the busiest public transport hub in the City of London, is about 10 minutes by walk from Brick Lane.
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