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Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Whitechapel

Brick Lane and its surrounding area embodies the diverse cultural heritage of the UK, offering a stimulating background within which to study global cities, migration, urban culture and politics. Just off Brick Lane, the Whitechapel gallery is recognized for showcasing contemporary developments in art, and during the past century it has brought to the public’s attention artists such as Mark Rothko, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Sophie Calle, and Gilbert and George. One of the more unusual cultural attractions in London is also found in the area ¬ Dennis Severs’ House, a restored eighteeth-century townhouse that brings to life the fashions, furniture, and customs of that time.

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