Brick Lane and the Whitechapel Gallery

On Sunday we decided to head to the Whitechapel Gallery to see the Maurizio Cattelan exhibition. Perfect excuse to have a walk down Brick Lane and peruse the street stalls and vintage markets along the way.  We had lunch in the Boiler House Food Hall which has a fantastic selection of Asian cuisine. Later than expected we finally we made it to the exhibition. Cattelan’s work is very provocative and a little creepy. It features a squirrel that has committed suicide and a wax effigy of himself hanging from the neck –  not to scale but incredibly lifelike. I was convinced at one point I saw his eyes move. Well worth a visit.

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Brick Lane Coffee – Love their sign

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I definitely saw Big Birds eyes move

Kahaila - brick lane

Kahaila Cafe – a coffee shop with a conscience – run as a charity all proceeds go back to the community

Oh Baby - Brick Lane

Oh Baby London – funky baby clothes in a teeny tiny shop

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Steaming dumplings at the Boiler House Food Hall

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The Whitechapel Gallery with Rachel Whitereads Tree of Life sculpture

The Maurizio Cattelan exhibition is on until December 2

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