In Photos: Brick Lane Through The Years

By Londonist Staff Last edited 7 months ago
In Photos: Brick Lane Through The Years

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.

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

Last Updated 03 May 2017