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BRICK LANE

Brick Lane is a street in the East End of London, in the borough of Tower Hamlets. It runs south from Swanfield Street in Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch, and enters Whitechapel; its south end is linked to Whitechapel High Street by the short stretch of Osborn Street. Today, it is the heart of the country's Bangladeshi community and is known to some as Banglatown. It is famous for its many curry houses.


Since the late 1990s, Brick Lane has been the site of several of the city's best known night clubs, notably 93 Feet East and The Vibe Bar, both built on the site of The Old Truman Brewery, once the industrial centre of the area, and now an office and entertainment complex.


Brick Lane has a regular display of graffiti, which features artists such as Banksy, Stik, ROA, D*Face, Ben Eine and Omar Hassan. The street has been used in many music videos, including "Glory Days" by Just Jack, "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers, and "Überlin" by R.E.M.


- Wikipedia

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