Brick Lane: A glimpse into the food and culture of an ever-changing community
These days Brick Lane is often referred to as "the curry mile" or Banglatown because it now serves as the home to many Bengali immigrants. While this is true today, it was not always the case. The Bangladeshi community is seen as the third wave of immigrants to make Brick Lane their home, following the French Huguenots and the Eastern European Jewish diaspora. On this tour we will hear about those who made their mark in the area over the last four centuries.
Not only will we explore the history, and culture, of the neighborhood but we will also enjoy some of the local food offerings and take in the world famous street art of this ever changing East End capital. On the tour, we will visit shops opened by immigrants in the community and partake in some of the traditional and non traditional foods on offer!
Following the approximately two hour walking tour, we will travel to my home and together cook and eat a delicious three course meal inspired by the three main immigrant communities who made Brick Lane their home. After our cooking lesson, we will sit down and enjoy the meal together and reflect on the lovely day.
Included in the tour:
Full day tour and cooking class; £125 pp
Tour only; £55
Cooking Class only; £85
Date arranged upon request with minimum of 2 participants
Tours will run for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 5 people