The Brick Lane Market is actually a collection of markets that gather on Brick Lane Saturdays and Sundays. There you'll street stalls overflowing with antiques, clothes and bric-a-brac at bargain prices.
Now an artistic hub and the heart of London's Bangladeshi community, Brick Lane was once associated with poor slums and the setting of Jack the Ripper's murders. You'll know find the vibrant area full of galleries, ethnic restaurants, and markets.
TopSpots from TimeOutLondon: Twentysevenpalms.com is a lovely, colorful stall in the UpMarket section of Brick Lane, selling cushions made from bright printed fabric. The carpet stall (actually more of a wall than a stall) sells carpets and rugs very cheap. It is located just off Brick Lane on Bacon Street. In the main part of Brick Lane, near the corner of Cheshire Street, there is an occasional stall selling wonderful old luggage and trunks. Also, Hunky Dory Vintage is a shop at 226 Brick Lane that is the best place to buy clothes and handbags.
Tip: If you're in need of a pick-me-up or a respite, combine your Brick Lane experience with a trip to Franze and Evans on Redchurch Street, an Italian café with the best coffee in town, and then drink it in the beautiful surroundings of nearby Arnold Circus.