Getting to Brick Lane
Brick Lane is easy to get to by train, bus and foot.
So you’ve found yourself wandering around the streets of England’s capital city, looking for the famed food scene and attractions of Brick Lane, but you’re unsure of how to get to the iconic East London street.
Explore Brick Lane’s neighbourhood, with its bric-a-brac markets, vintage clothing shops, London’s best Indian restaurants, and its buzzing nightlife.
The closest tube stations to Brick Lane are Aldgate East (District Line and Hammersmith and City Line), Shoreditch High Street Station (London Overground), and Whitechapel Station (District Line, Hammersmith Line and London Overground), which is a short walk to Brick Lane.
With the upcoming opening of the new Elizabeth Line this year, Whitechapel Station will have another tube that will make Brick Lane more accessible to visitors coming from all corners of London and beyond.
For those who prefer a more scenic view when travelling, the bus routes 8 and 388 stop on Bethnal Green Road, just at the northern front of Brick Lane. For the southern entrance to Brick Lane from Whitechapel High Street, use the buses 205, 25 and 254. From there, you can enter Brick Lane by walking up Osborn Street.
Driving to Brick Lane through the comfort of your own car?
Park at Ely’s Yard Car Park, 1-15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR.
Park at Grey Eagle St. Car Park, Grey Eagle Street, London E1 6SN.
Park at Brick Lane Car Park, 146 Brick Lane, E1 6QL.
Cycle docking stations can be found directly on Brick Lane Market, London E1 6RU, just by the street-art decorated railway bridge.
Walking around Brick Lane
If you’re on foot you may like to wend your way to Brick Lane from other local attractions. If you’re coming from Spitalfields Market make your way to Brick Lane via Fashion Street to admire the elegant 18th century Huguenot houses.
If you’re heading to or from Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday, make your way through the Arnold Circus to have a peek at the iconic bandstand, the elaborate centrepiece of the Boundary Estate.
If you’re walking from Whitechapel Road, stop by the Whitechapel Gallery for their latest exhibition, or have a feast at their Townsend cafe.
Attractions near Brick Lane
Residing in the heart of London’s bustling city, Brick Lane is surrounded by attractions to keep you busy. Check out our guide to exploring Brick Lane.
If you have young children to entertain visit Spitalfields City Farm on Buxton St, London E1 5AR. Visit their Farmyard and Gardens, giving you a small nugget of rural life amid the busy urban landscape of Whitechapel.
Want to check out some of Brick Lane’s staple markets? The Old Truman Brewery has a plethora of markets containing bric-a-brac items to vintage relics. Discover items from another world at the Backyard Market and Brick Lane Upmarket.
For the historical enthusiasts, visit the Brick Lane Mosque to uncover the Georgian building’s centuries-old transformation. Did you know? It was previously used as a French Protestant Church and then as a Synagogue, until becoming a mosque today. Visit the mosque during an evening to catch the minaret changing its colours to light up Brick Lane’s scenery.