Brick Lane has long had a connection with immigration, new beginnings and various arts and industries they brought with them.
The Brick Lane market got its start with a special dispensation for the Jewish immigrants who wanted to have a Sunday Market. In the 17th century, French Huguenots moved in and Brick Lane became known for weaving, tailoring and the developing clothing industry. In the 20th century the Brick Lane area has become synonymous with the curry house. As many families from Bangladesh moved into East London they brought their cuisine with them. From these small beginnings Brick Lane has grown into the famous curry capital of the UK.
The Brick Lane area has also recently blossomed into a vibrant art and fashion student area with yearly exhibitions of the fine art and fashion courses. When visiting Brick Lane keep your eye out for its world famous graffiti, with artists such as Banksy, Stik, ROA, D*Face and Ben Eine decorating the street.
Qbic London City hotel fits right in to the young and vibrant Brick Lane area. A unique take on the traditional hotel, Qbic offers the best of hotel essentials in a cool design experience. Qbic Hotel Rooms ensure you have all the important elements for a great stay, including a comfortable bed, flat screen TV, free WIFi and powerful rain shower. Why not book our London hotel near Brick Lane and come and explore all that it has to offer?