East End London, Travel Photo Mondays

East End, London: cool graffiti, great eats and shopping venues

Food courts in East End of London

Food courts in East End of London



One of my all time favorite areas to hang out and enjoy the new trends and foods of the moment in London is definitely in East London at Brick Lane and Shoreditch. An area that is quickly transforming area and gentrifying, and in my opinion has become the hottest place for food, shopping, art and overall fun spots to hang out at the East End in London.

I really enjoyed exploring this area of East London, it always seems bustling with energy and fun things to see at every corner. In fact it almost seems like every old abandoned warehouse is almost being transformed overnight into the next upcoming gallery space, food eating zone or combination of gathering/shopping venues. That’s one of the fun things about seeing an area that is in constant flux, it’s filled with creative energy and good vibes that locals and tourist alike enjoy and gravitate to. I really love the  synergy, creative direction and individual small businesses that quickly come into being here.


Highlights visiting London’s East End


Here are some of the fun areas and discoveries that I made on my recent tour of the Brick Lane and Shoreditch area of London:

Cool graffiti at East End London

Cool graffiti at East End London

East London Graffiti

The entire East End of London is filled with amazing graffiti from local and well-known international graffiti artist who are making an impression on the district with their bold and graphic statements, some political others comical with a colorful and graphic blend of today’s hip scene in the East End around the Shoreditch and Brick Lane areas.


East End traditional architecture and graffiti

East End traditional architecture and graffiti



Colorful graffiti in London's East End

Colorful graffiti in London’s East End



International foods in London's East End

International foods in London’s East End

East London international food venues

It seems like every block you go down, there seems to be a new abandoned building being converted into an impromptu international food court with every nationality and food being prepared for sale.  If you’re looking for something truly unusual like Lithuanian food, Tibetan or amazing Moroccan cuisine, the eating venues at Brick Lane are fantastic to explore the many eating venues on the street.


Eclectic Malaysian specialties in East London

Eclectic Malaysian specialties in East London




Delicious bites in London's East End

Delicious bites in London’s East End


Trendy boutiques on Brick Lane

Trendy boutiques on Brick Lane

Cool shopping at East End

Shopping is one of the key activities walking through Brick Lane. On a nice long weekend, you can find a lot of impromptu vendors and displays of crafters, artists, clothing outfits and young entrepreneurs exhibiting very popular handmade or creative gifts on display for a quick sale. It’s all cash deals, but some of the better small businesses take credit cards to speed up more sales throughout the busy weekend periods. It’s fun to explore the entire area to find something unique and individual which most of these artists are trying to perfect in their products and art.


Outdoor shopping venues in East London

Outdoor shopping venues in East London

Small artist and designer cooperatives in East End, London

Small artist and designer cooperatives in East End, London


Coffee scene in East End, London

Coffee scene in East End, London

East End Hangouts


There are so many fun hangout spots in the Brick Lane and Shoreditch areas of East London each filled with trendy bars, coffee shops, shopping venues and incredible street art. You can feel all the excitement and energy to this hip area filled with art and unique designer boutiques catering the fun and young in the city. It’s really fun to stroll along the various areas and side streets to East London and check out all the cool hangout spots that are always evolving and exciting to discover.


Cool outdoor art and graffiti in the East End, London

Cool outdoor art and graffiti in the East End, London



Fun public venues and hangouts in the East End

Fun public venues and hangouts in the East End




Colorful graffiti in East London

Colorful graffiti in East London

Please do check out my other posts about London below

Top places to visit in London

Things to do in Greenwich, London

Discovering London at night

Eating London – a delicious food tour

Cool attractions to explore in South Bank


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16 Responses to East End London, Travel Photo Mondays

  1. Emma February 16, 2016 at 1:51 am #

    Oh these are some great tidbits on London :)! Excellent quality pictures also. My favourite spot is Waterstones on Piccadilly Circus. The best bookstore ever!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Trinity October 9, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    London is expensive, but it’s also an incredible city worthy a visit!

  3. Gemma Two Scots Abroad May 12, 2015 at 5:22 am #

    I love this area of London. It’s grungy yet cool. *IF* I was to move dooooowwwn Soooouth then this would be the spot. Great photos.

  4. Cathy Sweeney April 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    These photos are great for enticing me to spend time in the East End. Never really had the opportunity, but will make it a point next time in London. What fabulous diversity of international cuisine and the area looks so vibrant.

  5. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) April 17, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    I really must get myself to London some day!

  6. Donna Janke April 14, 2015 at 6:00 am #

    I love these photos of east London. The murals are great. We’re hoping to make a trip to England this fall and this post made me more eager for it.

  7. Muza-chan April 13, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Lovely place…

  8. Susan Moore April 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    I haven’t been to London in years – would love to get back soon and explore this East End London neighborhood, especially for the food and street art.

  9. Carole Terwilliger Meyers April 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    Can’t wait to return to London and visit this vibrant area. I’ve had good Indian food in the past on Brick Lane, so it is already on my radar. LOVE the monkeys!

  10. Suzanne Stavert April 13, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    Such great photos! Nude Espresso! That is a super fun and hip area to go! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos!

  11. Betsy Wuebker | PassingThru April 13, 2015 at 4:40 am #

    We can’t wait to visit London and hope to get there this summer. I am so excited about all the different neighborhoods to explore. This is great!

  12. Juergen | dare2go.com April 13, 2015 at 3:02 am #

    In this post you show all the advantages and temptations of a multicultural society, as can be found in almost every large city in Europe or the US: a smorgasbord of tempting international dishes, a vibrant art scene, and a quirkiness which makes it worthwhile to go on discovery in hidden corners.

  13. jenny@atasteoftravel April 13, 2015 at 1:26 am #

    We took a food tour of this area last year which was a great introduction to some of the fabulous places to eat and drink here. I’m a big street art fan so I loved all the art in the area as well. Great photos of a fun area of London!

  14. Rhonda Albom April 13, 2015 at 1:00 am #

    What a fun neighborhood. Love the photos, especially the colorful graffiti of the apes.


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