The Brit List: Summer of London – Places and Sights

Brick Lane

Not just another brick in the wall. (AP Images)

This neighborhood, which gets its name from the area’s former brick and tile manufacturers that dated back to the 15th century, is a testament to London’s status as an international city. Brick Lane has long been a welcoming destination for immigrants, beginning with Huguenot refugees in the 17th century, then the Irish, Ashkenazi Jews and, over the last century, people from Bangladesh. The community is today known as a magnet for students of art and fashion and is also famous for its many curry houses.

Brick Lane in Art: The other side from Shafiur Rahman on Vimeo.

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