These days, many people think of curry houses and vintage shops when they consider Brick Lane, but it wasn't always like that. Take a look back at the days of traditional East End boozers, crowded markets and geese for sale in shop windows.
Street art by ROA, Brick Lane Source Andaz Brick Lane market 1987. That might not be the genuine Mona Lisa Source Old London Brick Lane, modern day Source To.by Brick Lane, 1970 Source Carl Thompson Brick Lane, early 1900s Source Colliers London Brick Lane in 1905, looking onto Bethnal Green Road Source David Brick Lane, 1970s Source Ravi Juneja Clocking in at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, 1964 Source Old London Brick Lane, 1972 Source Dermot Finch Crispin Street taken by C.A. Mathew in 1912. From the Special Collections at Bishopsgate Institute Source Joe Flanagan Beigel Bake, Brick Lane Source Sarkababicka Brick Lane, sacking girls, 1906 Source Mark a Latham Brick Lane Market, modern day Source Visitlondon Brick Lane at night, modern day Source Isaacjcambridge Brick Lane in 1978 Source Old Pics Archive Brick Lane Market, modern day Source Afar Curry houses on Brick Lane Source Buzzfeed Brick Lane Market, in the 1980s Source Old London Columbia Road, 1997 Source Nik Strangelove Brick Lane in 1935 Source Old London The top end of Brick Lane c.1971 Source David Jolly Butchers in Brick Lane. It closed in 1987. Source The Ripper Brick Lane, 1978 and now Source Buzzfeed View down Brick Lane, 1957 Source Old London Brick Lane Market, early 1970s Source M. V. Aufschnaiter Brick Lane, 1970s Source Ghost Signs Brick Lane in 1997 Source Handpicked London Brick Lane Market, 1920 Source Spitalfieldslife Brick Lane, 1970s Source Thch Brick Lane Market, 2014 Source Antigen Brick Lane 1950s and now Source Joe Flanagan Live geese in a shop on Brick Lane, 1955 Source Sir William Davenant 261 - 265 Brick Lane in 1900 Source The Ripper
Last Updated 11 June 2018