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Immortalised in Monica Ali's award-winning eponymous novel, Brick Lane is the centre-

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Eastman Dental Hospital 1 A2

SIGHTS (pp148-54)

Britannic House 2 D3

Charterhouse 3 C3

Christ Church, Spitalfields 4 F4

Church of St Ethelreda 5 B4

Clerks' Well 6 B3

Dennis Severs' House 7 E3

Geffrye Museum 8 E1

Great Mosque 9 F4

Karl Marx

Memorial Library 10 B3

Museum of Immigration &.

Diversity 11 F3

Old Truman Brewery 12 F3

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StJohn Museum (see 13)

St John's Gate 13 C3

Spitalfields Market 14 F4

Vat House 15 F3

White Cube Gallery 16 E2

SHOPPING Q (pp215-34)

Absolute Vintage 17 F3

Antoni & Alison 18 B3

Brick Lane 19 F3

Brick Lane Market 20 F3


Green Association 21 C3

Columbia Road

Flower Market 22 F2

Hatton Garden 23 B4

Hoxton Boutique 24 E2

Junky Styling 25 F3

Labour«.Wait 26 F3

Laden Showrooms 27 F3

Leather Lane Market 28 B3

Lesley Craze Gallery 29 B3

Magma 30 B3

No-one 31 E2

Spitalfields Market (see 14)

Start 32 E2

Start 33 E2

Sunday UpMarket (see 12)

Tatty Devine 34 F2

Verde's 35 E4

EATING (D (pp235-75)

Aki 36 A3

Ambassador 37 B2

Bacchus 38 E1

Brick Lane Beigel Bake 39 F3

Canteen (see 14)

CayTre 41 E2

Clark's 42 B2

Coach & Horses 43 B3

Coffee®Brick Lane 44 F3

Eagle 45 B3

Exmouth Market 46 B2

Eyre Brothers 47 E3

F Cooke 48 E1

Fifteen 49 D2

Flâneur 50 B3

Green & Red 51 F3

Hoxton Apprentice 52 E2

Les Trois Garçons 54 F3

Medcalf (see 37)

Mesón Los Barriles (see 14)

Quality Chop House 55 B3

Real G reek 56 E2

StJohn 57 C3


Bread &Wine 58 F3

Smiths of Smithfield 59 C4

Square Pie Company (see 14)

Strada (see 46)

Tas Finn 60 F2

DRINKING BQ (pp2 77-96)

Bar Kick 61 E2

Bedroom Bar 62 E2

Bricklayers Arms 63 E2

Cargo (see 81)

Charterhouse Bar 64 C3

Dragon Bar 65 D2

Dreambagsjaguarshoes 66 E2

Foundry 67 E2

George &. Dragon 68 E2

Golden Hart 69 F3

Jerusalem Tavern 70 B3

Loungelover 71 F2

Mother Bar (see 77)

Old Blue Last 72 E3

Slaughtered Lamb 73 C3

T Bar 74 E3

Vibe Bar 75 F3

Ye Olde Mitre 76 B4

NIGHTLIFE Q (pp297-310)

333 77 E2

93 Feet East 78 F3

Aquarium 79 D2

Bar Music Hall 80 E2

Cargo 81 E2

Charlie Wright's International

Bar 82 E2

Comedy Café 83 E2

Fabric 84 C4

Favela Chic S5 E2

Herbal 86 E2

Plastic People 87 E2

Scala 88 A1

Turnmills 89 B3

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Wells 90 B2


Ironmonger Baths 91 C2

GAY & LESBIAN (pp331-37)

Joiners Arms 92 F1

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On the Rocks 93 E2



City YMCA London

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Holiday Inn

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Finsbury Residences

96 C3

Hotel Saint


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Hoxton Hotel

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100 C3


101 C3

piece of a thriving Bengali community in an area nicknamed Banglatown. The lane itself is one long procession of curry and balti houses intermingled with sari and fabric shops, Indian cookery stores and outlets selling ethnic knick-knacks. Sadly, the once high standard of cooking in the curry houses is a distant memory, so you're probably better off trying subcontinental cuisine in Whitechapel (p259).

Just past Hanbury St is the converted Old Truman Brewery. This was once London's largest brewery and the Director's House on the left harks back to 1740, the old Vat House across the road with its hexagonal bell tower is early 19th century, and the Engineer's House next to it dates from

1830. The brewery stopped producing beer in 1989, and in the 1990s became home to a host of independent music businesses, small shops and hip clubs and bars.

GEFFRYE MUSEUM Map pl50 @ 7739 9893;; 136 Kingsland Rd E2; admission by donation; S 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, noon-5pm Sun; -e- Old St or Liverpool St; ®

Definitely Shoreditch's most accessible sight, this 18th-century ivy-clad series of almshouses with a herb garden draws you in immediately.

The museum is devoted to domestic interiors, with each recently renovated room of the main building furnished to show how the homes of the relatively affluent middle class would have looked from Elizabethan times right through to the end of the 19th century. A postmodernist extension completed in 1998 contains several 20th-century rooms (a flat from the 1930s, a room in the contemporary style of the 1950s, a 1990s converted warehouse complete with Ikea furniture) as well as a lovely herb garden, gallery for temporary exhibits, design centre with works from the local community, shop and restaurant.

Another development has been the exquisite restoration of a historic almshouse interior (adult/under 16yr£2/free). It's the absolute attention to detail that impresses, right down to the vintage newspaper left open on the breakfast table. The setting is so fragile, however, that this small almshouse is only open twice a month (usually on a Wednesday and Saturday).

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