Entrepreneurship and the high street 

Woman walking down Brick Lane
Photo: Raju Vaidyanathan

Researchers: Claire Alexander, Sean Carey, Suzanne Hall, Julia King

Building on our earlier study of the ‘Indian’ restaurant trade in Brick Lane and Hall’s ‘Ordinary Streets’ project this project examines the impact of the pandemic on some of the UK’s most iconic ethnic high streets.

Employing innovative visual mapping, interviews and ethnography, the project examines how these streets have changed over time, and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, and the implications for the entrepreneurs and workers, and broader ethnic minority communities.