I love going to Brick Lane, especially during the Summer months when the weather is warm and the streets are thronging with tourists. My favourite day to visit is Sunday when the main roads into London are at their quietest and the Lane is thronging with visitors. Currently (AFAIK) there is no congestion charge for motor vehicles on Sundays and some parking restrictions are lifted allowing motorists to park on a single yellow line, forbidden during weekdays. For those using Public Transport the nearest Tube Station is Aldgate East, just a couple of hundred yards away from our destination.
Brick Lane residents and visitors are a rich mix of people from all over the world. Restaurants are plentiful with food and drink available from street sellers or waiter service restaurants.