Come and celebrate at the Brick Lane and Friends' Festival

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One of London’s most iconic streets will welcome visitors for a day of entertainment and exploration with a new festival celebration.

The Brick Lane and Friends’ Festival will take place on Sunday 30 September. The fun will get underway at 11am and will continue until 5pm.

The exciting event is the result of a collaboration between Tower Hamlets Council, Spitalfields Market and The Old Truman Brewery.

Free to enter and aimed at families and people of all ages, visitors are encouraged to come along and celebrate all there is to see in Brick Lane and the surrounding area.

There will be vintage markets, live entertainment, history walks and free children’s storytelling workshops scheduled throughout the day.

A number of the famous Brick Lane curry houses will be showcasing new menus created as part of a council-funded project to improve their look and feel.

A special Brick Lane and Friends’ trail has been developed for the festival. It will take in all the sights and sounds of the area, ensuring that visitors don’t miss out on any of the top attractions.

John Biggs, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:

“Brick Lane is a jewel in the crown of Tower Hamlets. Millions of visitors walk along this iconic street every year.

“It’s an area with a fascinating history that tells the story of generations of migration to the East End and the entrepreneurship that followed.

“It’s now home to vintage markets, world-renowned record shops, many independent retailers and of course, some great global restaurants.

“I look forward to joining residents and visitors at this exciting event.”

Cllr Motin Uz-Zaman, Cabinet Member for Work and Economic Growth, said:

“Brick Lane has been a must-see destination for tourists and Londoners alike for many years. But we know that trends and tastes change and we can’t be complacent.

“The council’s high streets and town centres team is supporting the hardworking businesses along Brick Lane, helping them to adapt their approach to stay competitive in 2018 and beyond. 

“This festival will be an opportunity for them to celebrate their achievements and for visitors to see that Brick Lane continues to deserve its place as one of the capital’s top attractions.”

Posted on Wednesday 26th September 2018