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Brick Lane - Street Guide

Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London, E1 6QL

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • There is easy access to Brick Lane via bus, tube, train and car.
  • Buses;
  • West End 8, 55 & 242.
  • East London 8, 26, 48, 55, 57,242, 388.
  • South London 35, 47, 48, 78, 149.
  • The City 26, 55, 242, 243, 388.
  • Tube Stations;
  • Aldgate East.
  • Liverpool Street.
  • Overground Stations;
  • Shoreditch High Street.
  • There is easy access by car from the A13, A11 and A12.

Parking

  • The nearest public car park is adjacent to Woodseer Street
  • There is permit holder parking for many of the streets that connect with Brick Lane.
  • There is business permit holder parking along parts of Brick Lane.
  • There are loading bays along part of Brick Lane.

Brick Lane Overview

  • When approaching Brick Lane from Old Montague and Wentworth Street, there is a main junction.
  • There is an easy slope as you walk up Brick Lane to Monthope Road.
  • The pathways along Brick Lane are a mixture of concrete and block paving.
  • The pathways are approximately 2m wide, with wider sections at the shop fronts.
  • There are clearly marked bollards along the route of the pathway.
  • The Brick Lane route is approximately 1.04 km (0.65 miles).

Section 1. Wentworth Street - Old Montague Street / Hopetown Street

  • The distance from the southern end of Brick Lane to Hopetown Street is approximately 42m.
  • There is a block paved pavement with the occasional manhole cover on both sides.
  • There are slight slopes heading towards the road.
  • The east side of Brick Lane can be seen in photograph 1.
  • The is also parking for loading only vehicles on the east side of the road as shown in photograph 2.
  • The west side of Brick Lane can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.

Crossing Old Montague Street - Wentworth Street Crossings

  • Old Montague Street is located to the east of Brick Lane and Wentworth Street is located to the west of Brick Lane.
  • Both have crossings that lead to either side of the road at both junctions.
  • The Old Montague Street crossing can be seen in photograph 1.
  • The Wentworth Street crossing can be seen in photograph 2.

Crossing Hopetown Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on either side of the pavement,
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.

Section 2. Hopetown Street / Chicksand Street

  • The distance between Hopetown Street and Chicksand Street is approximately 55m.
  • There is block paving on either side of the street.
  • There is a slight slope heading down towards the road.
  • The east side of the road can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.
  • The west side of the road can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.
  • There is are loading bays as well as pay by phone parking on both sides of the road.

Crossing Chicksand Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on either side of the pavement.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.

Section 3. Chicksand Street / Fashion Street

  • There is block paving with a downhill slope on either side of Brick Lane.
  • There was scaffolding to the right side of the road at the time of survey as shown in photograph 2.
  • There are obstacles such as street lamps and signage on the east side of the road with a width between 120-132cm as shown in photograph 3.
  • The west side of the road can be seen in photograph 4.

Crossing Fashion Street

  • Fashion Street is located along the west side of Brick Lane only.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on either side of the road.
  • The road surface is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is block paving.

Section 4. Fashion Street / Heneage Street

  • The pavement on both sides of Brick Lane are block paved with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is a slight slope leading down towards the road.
  • The east side of the road can be seen in photograph 1.
  • The west side of the road can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
  • There is a zebra crossing between the two sides of the road which can be seen in photograph 4.

Crossing Heneage Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on either side of the street.
  • Heneage Street has a tarmac surface.
  • The surface of the pathways is block paving.

Section 5. Heneage Street / Fournier Street

  • There is block paving on either side of the street,
  • The east side of the street can be seen in photograph 1.
  • Along the west side of the street which can be seen in photographs 2, 3 and 4, there is a brick block paved service road.
  • There are also several obstacles on both sides of Brick Lane as shown in photograph 4.
  • These include bins, street lamps and telephone exchange boxes.

Crossing Fournier Street

  • Fournier Street is located to the west of Brick Lane only.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on either side of Fournier Street.
  • There are obstacles on the north side of the crossing with a width of 110cm.

Section 6. Fournier Street / Princelet Street

  • There is approximately 53m between Fournier Street and Princelet Street.
  • There are slight slopes towards the road.
  • There is loading only parking on the right hand side of the road.
  • As you approach Princelet Street there is a zebra crossing across Brick Lane, as shown in photograph 2.

Crossing Princelet Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on either side of the road.
  • The crossing to the east of the road can be seen in photograph 1.
  • The crossing to the west of the road can be seen in photograph 2.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.

Section 7. Princelet Street / Hanbury Street

  • The distance from Princelet Street to Hanbury Street is approximately 55m.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • There is loading only parking on the east side of Brick Lane.
  • The east of Brick Lane is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
  • The west of Brick Lane is shown in photograph 3.

Crossing Hanbury Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on either side.
  • The road surface is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pavements is block paving.

Section 8. Hanbury Street / Woodseer Street

  • The distance from Hanbury Street and Woodseer Street is approximately 45m.
  • The pavement along the street is block paving on both sides of the road. There are obstacles on both sides of the road such as parking meters and street lamps.
  • There is pay and display parking on the east side of Brick Lane.
  • Parking is permitted for no more than 2 hours Monday to Friday, from 08:30 - 19:00 with no return within 1 hour.
  • There is a slight slope towards the road.

Crossing Woodseer Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on both sides of the street.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pavements is block paving.

Section 9. Woodseer Street / Quaker Street / Buxton Street

  • The distance between Woodseer Street, Quaker Street and Buxton Street is approximately 140m.
  • Photographs 1 - 6 show the east side of the street.
  • Photographs 7 - 10 show the west side of the street.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • There are cobbled sections on either side of the street.
  • There are slight slopes leading down towards the road on both sides.
  • There are service roads on both sides of the road, including those leading to a long term car park.
  • The service road to the car park can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
  • There is a service road leading into Brick Lane Market as shown in photograph 7.
  • There are obstacles on either side of the road reducing the width to a minimum of 90cm.
  • These include rubbish bins, bollards, street lamps, and sign posts.
  • There are sections of cobbled pavement on both sides of the road.

Crossing Quaker Street / Buxton Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on either side of the road.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pavements is block paving.
  • There is a camber in the middle of the road.
  • The Quaker Street crossing to the west of the road can be seen in photograph 1.
  • The Buxton Street crossing can be seen in photograph 2.

Section 10. Quaker Street - Buxton Street / Cheshire Street - Sclater Street

  • The distance covered in this section is approximately 160m.
  • The east side of the road can be seen in photographs 1-5.
  • The west side of the road can be seen in photographs 6-13.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving and has a slight uphill slope.
  • There are obstacles along the pavement which reduce width at points to less than 100cm.
  • These include street lamps, bins and sign posts.
  • Along the route lies Pedley Street, the entrance to which can be seen in photograph 3.
  • There is also a small side road called Grimsby Road, which had dropped kerbs with tactile marking as shown in photograph 5.
  • After approximately 130m there is a small concrete section as shown in photograph 10.
  • This is followed by two additional side roads as can be seen in photographs 11 and 12.

Crossing Cheshire Street / Sclater Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on both sides of the road.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pavements is block paving.
  • Sclater Street can be seen in photograph 1.
  • Cheshire Street can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.

Section 11. Sclater Street - Cheshire Street / Bacon Street

  • The distance from Sclater Street - Cheshire Street to Bacon Street is approximately 50m.
  • There is an slight uphill slope along the road.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • There are some obstacles along both sides of the road including rubbish bins, lampposts and bollards.
  • The east side of the street can be seen in photographs 1, 2 and 3.
  • The west side of the street can be seen in photographs 4 and 5.

Crossing Bacon Street

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on both sides of the road.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pavements is block paving.
  • The west side crossing can be seen in photograph 1.
  • The east side crossing can be seen in photograph 2.

Section 12. Bacon Street / Bethnal Green Road

  • The distance between Bacon Street and Bethnal Green Road is approximately 90m.
  • There are slight uphill slopes along the road.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • There are several obstacles on both sides of the road including street lamps, rubbish bins, advertising boards, sign posts and information boards.
  • The east side of Brick Lane can be seen in photographs 1-4.
  • The west side of Brick Lane can be seen in photographs 5-8.

Bethnal Green Road Junction

  • The junction at the top of Brick Lane gives access to Bethnal Green Road.
  • This is a busy junction with traffic approaching the from four directions.
  • There are traffic lights and dropped kerbs with tactile markings at the junction.

Public Toilets

  • There are no public toilets in Brick Lane.
  • The nearest public toilets are located in Lamb Street.
  • There are public toilets available in shops and restaurants in Brick Lane.

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