Brick Lane Market is a major tourist attraction in London near Shoreditch , Liverpool Street and Old Street Stations. A day trip to Brick Lane Sunday Market in London is super easy and can be rewarding if you are interested in the history of the place. Brick Lane Market is a five minute walk from Liverpool Street, Whitechapel or Shoreditch stations. Here you can buy anything from retro clothing to furniture, jewellery and even get a haircut. There are indoor and outdoor stalls, food and drink stands, clothing, books, bikes, DVDs, CDs, original Chinese movies with subtitles and everything in between.
Visiting Brick Lane Market on a Sunday
Sunday is the biggest and most popular day for the market. On Sunday you will find dozens of more sellers lining either side of the road and most tourists also visit on a Sunday.
Tip: The further you get from the stations the cheaper the stuff gets and the scruffier the stalls become.
You will find the best parts near the elevated railway tracks, squeezed between two building sites and the new overground station. This is where the real flea market is, selling old paintings, radios, TVs and DVDs – pretty much all you can think of.
It is a great place to wonder around and spend the day. If you get hungry you can buy food from all over the world. There are stalls and also brick and mortar shops. They sell everything from beef bagels to freshly squeezed fruit juices, burgers and cakes all within a 10 minute radius.
My First Visit to Brick Lane Market in London on a Sunday
I first visited Brick Lane Market in London on a Sunday in 2011. The market has changed a lot since (2017 today) but in essence it is pretty similar. Back then I bought myself the second volume of “Money No Enough”, a Chinese melodrama and a bicycle light set. I nearly also bought a brand new bike!
Since then a lot of posh bars opened up in the area and many trendy places selling clothes moved in. This is mostly because Google and other tech giants opened offices near Old Street, so this is now the playground of a lot of posh kids.
Nowadays it is becoming a trendy go-to place so prices have gone up. In most places the food is a bit overpriced – £3.50 for a cupcake? I wonder what they make that cupcake of? A fruit juice is £3.50 and a pancake is a fiver? If you are a tourist it’s OK but not some place I would visit every day.
The London Museum of Immigration and Diversity in Spitalfield Synagogue is also nearby here which I would recommend visiting when it is open.