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a VirtualTourist member from Malaysia asked on Mar 17, 2015

London

Brick Lane & Truman Markets on Easter Sunday (5 Apr)

Hi!

One of the 2 Sundays while I'm in London I want to visit Brick Lane Market and all the markets in the Old Truman Brewery (Homegrown, Backyard, Sunday Upmarket, Vntage Market & The Boiler House Food Hall). Would all of them be opened on the Easter Sunday Apr 5th? How about the eateries along Brick Lane?

Tq, Mel

 



12 Answers


answered on 3/17/15 by
a VT member from Altay

Markets should be open...nothing to the contrary posted at visitbricklane.org/#/brick-l.... Markets = people, so I guess the eateries on Brick Lane will be open too.
The Truman query might be answered here trumanbrewery.com/cgi-bin/ma...




answered on 3/17/15 by
a VT member from Malaysia

Prior to asking here I did check on these two links but there is no mention about their operation for Easter Sunday.. I guess NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS?? 




answered on 3/17/15 by
a VT member from London

I live not far from Brick Lane market, and as far as I know it will be open on Easter Sunday. If you would like to get some idea of what its like please check out my tip

[original VT link]

If you're feeling a bit peckish while you're there, you might like to visit the Bagel Bake, which has the best bagels in London imo.

[original VT link]

Hope this assists.




answered on 3/17/15 by
a VT member from London

Hello there Malanie,

I live within easy walking distance of Brick Lane and what is now called "Truman" Market" when used to be a brewery. Brick Lane was always a "little brother" to Petticoat Lane (Middlesex Street) market and both were predominantly Jewish which meant that Saturday was the "closed" day, it being Jewish Sabbath and Sunday was a working day. Obviously, the two beigel shops will be open, they being Jewish owned and run. These days the place is predominantly Asian and therefore has no religious prohibition on trading on a Sunday.

Frankly, I revisited Brick Lane as a bit of a nostalgia trip a few months ago and was sorely disappointed at the tourist trap it has become, it is a disgrace as is Brick Lane generally with it's restaurants all sporting touts outside. East end people just do not go there any more unless they have an "in" at a restaurant. Are you looking for suggestions for eateries or just advice whether they will be open or not? As I say, I live not too far from there and have eaten a gorgeous curry from my local place as my Christmas dinner, so I do not think you need worry.

A small tip here from a local, do not stand in the large queue outside the beigel shop nearest Bethnal Green Road, go down a few doors and go to the place in the attached tip. That is where locals go!

[original VT link]

Enjoy the Lane but be aware that it is now a tourist destination and nothing to do with the East End as was.

Hope this assists,

fergy.




answered on 3/17/15 by
a VT member from Malaysia

I went to Brick Lane on a Sunday a couple of years ago.. Loved it! Wanted to eat salt beef at Beagel Bake but mistakenly had the Beigel Shop instead.. This time will try the Beigel Bake.. Do you know if I can ask for salt beef on bread instead of bagel? When I had the bagel previously the bread was too much for me..




answered on 3/17/15 by
a VT member from London

Hello Melanie Brick Lane market and the all the other markets that around it are always open at Easter. They only close at Christmas. As for salt beef on bread I'm not sure as they don't seem to be making sandwiches but it's not harm asking even if you need to wait for a few minutes.




answered on 3/17/15 by
a VT member from London

Sorry to sound cruel but the clue is in the name. It is a beigel shop and that is what they sell. There are some sandwich shops locally that will do salt beef (not a patch on the proper places as they don't sell enough of it for it to be really fresh) but that is the way it is, I'm afraid.




answered on 3/18/15 by
a VT member from Ealing

You may want to note that there are some engineering works planned for the Tube network that day, including the Metropolitan line that serves Liverpool Street and Aldgate, though alternative lines will be running:
tfl.gov.uk/tube-dlr-overgrou...




answered on 3/18/15 by
a VT member from Hengelo

My recommendations for eateries:

[original VT link]

[original VT link]

PJ




answered on 3/18/15 by
a VT member from London

Hi Melanie,

I have cycled round the bagel shop today after work and yes they do have salt beef in a sandwich.

You can have it on a bagel, bread roll, white bread or Rye bread. They have the breads above the salt beef so they will make it for yoy fresh there & then.

I have attached two photos from there that I have taken this afternoon.




answered on 3/18/15 by
a VT member from London

Nice one Angela,

just goes to show that it is far, far too long since I was in there! I haven't had salt beef for literally years. I have to say that travel forum answers don't really get a lot more current than this.




answered on 3/18/15 by
a VT member from London

I knew that they have been providing sandwiches but I'm wasn't sure if it was for the salt beef so I cycle there to check.





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