Lane runs from Spitalfields at the North end down to Aldgate at the South. In
addition to its fascinating history, the street is best known for the sprawling
market that takes place every Sunday (North of the old brewery) and also for the
unrivalled choice of Bangladeshi restaurants that you can find along its length.
Other markets nearby are Spitalfields and UpMarket, both indoors. The Old Truman
Brewery, about half way up Brick Lane, is now home to a lively media / fashion /
arts scene, with the buildings converted into studios and workspace.