One of London’s most famous attractions, Brick Lane Market is a bargain hunter’s dream.
From old cassette tapes to vintage crockery and plenty of bric-a-brac, visitors can get their hands on anything if they are willing to put a bit of effort in and look around. You can also haggle for the best price.
Situated on Brick Lane itself, the market comes alive on Sundays, although the shops and restaurants are open every single day. There is also an eclectic group of street performers, which add to the vibrant feel of the market.
Market opening hours
Sundays 9 am to 5 pm
What Stalls Are There?
The large flea market has a number of stalls, selling everything from antiques to clothing and electronic products. A major part of Brick Lane Market is the Truman Markets, which are situated inside the historic 11-acre Old Truman Brewery. These are made up of five different markets – the Boiler House Food Hall, the Tea Rooms, the Backyard Market, the Sunday UpMarket and the Vintage Market.
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Boiler House Food Hall :-
Founded in 2010, this market is open from 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays. There are over 30 stalls of international cuisine, with Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, Mediterranean, Mexican and Peruvian dishes all represented.
Tea Rooms :-
Opened in 2009, this market stocks a large selection of teas and coffees, as well as furniture, collectibles and handmade goods. It is open Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Backyard Market :-
Houses over 80 stalls and acts as a hub for the creative community. There are cafes, boutiques and hair salons, while it is open on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Sunday UpMarket :-
Open every Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, it features over 200 stalls that sell handmade clothing, handmade accessories, music, arts and crafts. The vast majority of the products on offer are one-of-a-kind.
Vintage Market :-
This is operated by British and European vintage specialists and they offer old clothes from the 1920s and 30s. There are also vintage records and unique old trinkets.
Getting to Brick Lane
The nearest Tube station is Aldgate East, which is about an eight-minute walk away. When you leave the station, head northwest on Whitechapel Road and then turn left on to Osborn Street. Walk down that road for 0.3 miles and the market will be on the right.
The nearest overground is Liverpool Street, which is about a ten-minute walk away. When you leave the station, head southeast towards Sun Street Passage, then turn right on to Pindar Street. From here, continue on to Spital Square and follow the road to Lamb Street and Hanbury Street. Turn right on to Brick Lane and the market will be on the left.
The 8, 26, 35 and 43, 47, 48, 67, 78, 149 and 242 bus services all pass the market.
Parking Near Brick Lane Market
Charges are payable on the gate to the attendants at all of the car parks. They are open seven days a week and manned 24 hours a day.
Brick Lane Car Park (91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL)
Ely’s Yard Car Park (1-15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR)
Grey Eagle Street Car Park (Grey Eagle Street, London E1 6SN)