The Mirza Ghalib Street-Sudder Street area is famous for cheap hotels and eateries. Many foreign visitors reside in these cheap yet reliable hotels. The used book and record shops sport an eclectic collection due to trade with generations of budget travellers the world over. The street also has the house William Makepeace Thackeray was born in, the West Bengal Fire Services headquarters, and one of the best places to buy cold cuts is at Kalman's, a shop of Hungarian origin.
Mirza Ghalib Street dining can be eclectic, with Shamiana - offering cheap Mughlai cuisine, Prince and Princess cheap Bengali cuisine, and Mocambo upscale continental dining, to name a few.
the shamiana is closed / famous landmark is Leather Club a shop for leather goods