"Banglatown Street Signs" Top 5 Page for this destination London Local Custom Tip by Mariajoy

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Over 300,000 Bengalis live and work in the capital and Brick Lane is the heart "Banglatown". There have been East Indians and Bangladeshis in the Aldgate area for centuries - originally they were sailors who came off ships in the London docks and settled here. Now they are just part of the vast colourful tapestry of Londoners.

The street signs have been written in both English and Bengali in this area for decades.

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  • Written Jun 6, 2006
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