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.
Brick Lane market 1987. That might not be the genuine Mona Lisa Source Old London Brick Lane, early 1900s Source Colliers London Clocking in at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, 1964 Source Old London Brick Lane Market, modern day Source Visitlondon Live geese in a shop on Brick Lane, 1955 Source Davenant Street art by ROA, Brick Lane Source Andaz Brick Lane Market, 1920 Source Spitalfieldslife Brick Lane, 1970s Source Ravi Juneja Jolly Butchers in Brick Lane. It closed in 1987. Source The Ripper The top end of Brick Lane c.1971 Source David Brick Lane, 1972 Source Dermot Finch Brick Lane 1950s and now Source Joe Flanagan Brick Lane, 1970 Source Carl Thompson Brick Lane in 1935 Source Old London Brick Lane, 1970s Source Ghost Signs Brick Lane at night, modern day Source Isaacjcambridge Brick Lane, 1970s Source Thch Beigel Bake, Brick Lane Source Sarkababicka 261 - 265 Brick Lane in 1900 Source The Ripper Brick Lane Market, in the 1980s Source Old London View down Brick Lane, 1957 Source Old London Brick Lane Market, 2014 Source Antigen Brick Lane in 1978 Source Old Pics Archive Columbia Road, 1997 Source Nik Strangelove Brick Lane in 1997 Source Handpicked London Brick Lane, sacking girls, 1906 Source Mark a Latham Curry houses on Brick Lane Source Buzzfeed Brick Lane Market, modern day Source Afar Brick Lane in 1905, looking onto Bethnal Green Road Source David Crispin Street taken by C.A. Mathew in 1912. From the Special Collections at Bishopsgate Institute Source Joe Flanagan Brick Lane, 1978 and now Source Buzzfeed Brick Lane Market, early 1970s Source M. V. Aufschnaiter
Last Updated 11 June 2018