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A mystery: One of Brick Lane’s iconic beigel shops has shut – and nobody knows why

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One of two Brick Lane beigel shops – which have provoked heated debate amongst Londoners for decades – is shut, and nobody quite knows why.

Brick Lane Beigel Shop – known as ‘the yellow one’ – saw its doors shut yesterday.

A note which was allegedly posted on the door of the building, and went viral on twitter, claimed law firm Thirsk Wilton LLP had taken possession of the building.


The letter from the firm, which City A.M. cannot confirm read: “Please note we have taken possession of the above mentioned property. Any attempt of re entry of the said property is an offence and proceedings will be taken for trespass and criminal damage.

All enquiries concerning this property should be sent to Thirsk Winton LLP”. 

The law firm declined to comment when we made an enquiry.

Today, a note posted on the front of the building suggests the building is in fact shut due to electrical maintenance.

It comes days after the firm took to Instagram to inform followers that it would be closed for a brief period telling fans it would be “back before you know it”.

Two beigel icons

Beigel Bake was best known for trading 24 hours and was first founded in 1800s. It has provided much late-night sustenance to Londoners over the years, with many arguing over whether it or its neighbour – Beigel Bake – is the superior purveyor.

It comes as a number of iconic London chains have buckled under the pressure of rising energy bills and a slow down in consumer spending.

City A.M has contacted mentioned parties for a comment.

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