Festival 2022

Walking Tour: Brick Lane and Bangla Town, where the world comes to the East End

Led by tour guide Daniella King

Saturday 9 July 1:30pm (2022)

Starting from Outside Whitechapel Art Gallery (E1 7QX) & ending at St. Leonard’s Shoreditch (c. 2 hours)

PRICE: £15

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Brick Lane is a street known by most Londoners – arguably one of the most famous streets in the Capital. On today’s tour we will discover what makes it so special, but also so controversial.

Over the centuries, Brick Lane has attracted many people escaping from persecution and poverty, including the Huguenots, Chinese, Jews and Bangladeshis. We will hear their stories and their impact on the area through the streets where they lived, worked and prayed. A story of breweries, weaving and also a good curry!

But the future of the area has now become a battle field, where locals are making a stand against gentrification and the loss of their own history. This is a fight that is still continuing and is yet to be won.

Another perambulation with Daniella King, a born and bred East ender, who will share her encyclopaedic knowledge and wonderful stories.  The walk will end at St. Leonard’s Shoreditch in plenty of time to get to Rich Mix for the early evening festival performance

Only 25 tickets available

Organised in partnership with our friends at East London on Foot


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