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Off to Brick Lane, London’s most exciting street – the Zoom tour

Start:
16/05/2021 5:30 pm
End:
16/05/2021 6:45 pm
Cost:
£8
Venue:
Your computer
Address:
-, -, United Kingdom

Next tour is on Zoom: Sunday 16 May, 5.30pm.
Meet: On your computer.
Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite.

Brick Lane is the most exciting street in London, inheriting the mantle previously worn by Chelsea’s King’s Road and Regent Street.

It’s the street with everything:
* A mad manic market
* Vintage clothes shops
* Authentically independent coffee houses
* Ever-changing street art
* The best beigel bakery in the world in what was a Jewish ghetto
* The biggest conglomeration of curry houses in London where waiters rush out to grab potential customers
* Katz’s shop at No. 92 which sold only string – kosher string, mind
* The only building in the West that has been church, synagogue and mosque
* Rough Trade records
* A grand glorious brewery chimney
* A barber tastelessly called “Jack the Clipper”
* The former home of one of the Jack the Ripper team
* A terrible history of vitriol and violence (“verily this is a land flowing with beer and blood”…don’t worry, that was in the 19th century
* Even a mention in Salman Rushdie’s notorious 1988 novel, The Satanic Verses.

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Ed Glinert, author of “111 Places in the East End of London You Shouldn’t Miss”, takes you on a Zoom version of his ever-popular walking tour, from the Northern Heights in Shoreditch to the soft southern underbelly in Aldgate.

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