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In Focus – Brick Lane

Shoreditch High Street railway station, London

Guided by Rachel

Streets Ahead! More trail blazing by the best urban walking tour guides on the planet. In Focus walks are an extremely detailed look – "what I love about London Walks is the degree of granularity you get" (as that American visitor memorably put it) – at the most famous streets and squares of London. And their tributaries. Today's In Focus walk explores Brick Lane. Ah, yes, Brick Lane. Market Street. Bangladeshi community. South Asian cuisine. 17th-century brewery and houses. "High Street" for London's Russian and Polish Jews from the late 19th century. The first "Indian" restaurant – that was 1974. Today, the densest concentration of curry houses on one street in the country. International Curry Festival. Banglatown. Cultural Community (in the old Truman brewery) – for artists, musicans and fashion designers. Annual Festival – global mix of food, history and culture. Monica Ali's Brick Lane. More than enough, wouldn't you say? Brick Lane's got it all. Incluing the perfect guide for our In Focus walk there – East End lass and star Blue Badge Guide, Rachel.