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5 October 2009

Wander the Truman Brewery

The Truman Brewery complex, on Brick Lane, was the site of brewing operations from the 1600s until its eventual closure in 1988.

The Black Eagle Brewery, which was the site of the major operations, was constructed in the early 1700s and at its height covered over 10 acres, employed over 1,000 people, making it the brewery in London and the second biggest in Britain.

Nowadays, you're more likely to see markets, art school kids and fashionistas in the brewery complex, which has become home to exhibition space, bars, markets and shops, but if you squint you can still imagine the brewers, and the towering Truman chimney remains as a stark reminder of the old use of the area.

For more information on the Truman Brewery, visit http://www.trumanbrewery.com.

^Truman Brewery from Flickr courtesy of bixentro^

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