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Brick lane is famous for two things, one is the Curry houses, and the second is the awesome graffiti art.
Their are lots of tour company's who arrange walks around Brick lane.

The first walk focused on the historically significant Boundary Estate area (once the notorious Old Nichol slum) and the eclectic art scene of surrounding Hoxton and Shoreditch.
The second walk focuses a lot more on the street art scene, sticking pretty close to Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road, where it seems that every free surface is coated in graffiti, paste ups and even sculptures. You can check out all of the images I took in my Street Art Gallery, but if you want to see these sights for yourself, read on.

The best tube stations to start from are Aldgate or Aldgate East, both of which come out onto Whitechapel High Street on either side of Osbourne Street. The best time for the walk is a Sunday or a weekday evening, when more shops are shut revealing shutter art. Brick Lane is closed to traffic for a street market on a Sunday which provides a fantastic diversion – as well as a great soundtrack – on the walk, but it does get very crowded. The good news is, most of the best art is to be found on side streets, meaning momentary escape from the crowds. Info East London Street Art Walk.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 1 N: 2616] (11512)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-10
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-02 8:25
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