Something for Everyone in Shoreditch
Perfectly positioned and bordering some of London’s prime areas such as the City, Clerkenwell and Islington; Shoreditch incorporates a multitude of bustling streets and roads. These include the 'Shoreditch Triangle' that consists of Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street and Old Street. The general locality also incorporates popular Curtain Road, Kingsland Road and Brick Lane, then extends across to Hackney Road and meets the City on Bishopsgate.
Shoreditch is full of galleries, art, good food and hidden bars and has become a focal part of London’s night-time economy, with a diverse character and true international presence. Read our detailed guide on things to do in Shoreditch for further information.
Eating and Drinking
The go-to place for a curry in London is Brick Lane. It is the heart of the city's Bangladeshi community (known to some as Banglatown) and famous for its many curry houses. Nearby Kingsland Road, meanwhile, is famous for its rows of Vietnamese restaurants, the most notable being Song Que. A number of both operate a ‘bring your own bottle’ (B.Y.O.B) policy.
Meat lovers looking for a more up-market dining experience can find Hawksmoor on Commercial Street. The highly-praised steak restaurant offers a stellar steak and great Sunday roast, whilst Gloria offers an Italian-themed decadent dining experience that you will not forget in a hurry.
Explore the best restaurants in Shoreditch in our guide.
Pubs and Bars Shoreditch
There is no shortage of watering holes in Shoreditch, from smart cocktail bars, to trendy pubs and cool clubs that all offer a great night on the tiles. Bar-lined streets include, Shoreditch High Street, Curtain Road and Old Street. Brilliant boozers include The Owl and Pussycat on Redchurch Street, Commercial Tavern and The Star of Bethnal Green, which hosts regular pop-up restaurants and parties that rock until the early hours.
Brick Lane is home to two institutional Shoreditch bars, The Big Chill and 93 Feet East, whilst the Queen of Hoxton on Curtain Road has a popular rooftop that is crammed in the summer months. New additions to the area include the Trapeze Club on Great Eastern Street, with popular Saturday night sessions and a basement club.
Both tourists and locals alike flock to Brick Lane for its vintage stores, independent boutiques and weekend markets. In the Old Truman Brewery, you will find The Sunday UpMarket, the Vintage Market, the Backyard Market and the Boiler House Food Hall. Open across the weekend; the markets have over 200 stalls selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, music, arts and crafts, and organic food. Shoppers will also find some of London's vintage originators, Beyond Retro and Rokit, showcasing up-and-coming designers and independent labels at affordable prices.
Over on Commercial Street, visitors will find the iconic and ever-popular Spitalfields Market, perfect for knick-knacks, fashion and food. The market is encased by beautiful shops that are home to independent boutiques alongside high-street brands such as MAC and Oliver Bonas. Uniquely made out of shipping containers, BOXPARK on Shoreditch High Street is the world’s first pop-up shopping centre hosting a selection of rotating independent stores.
Read our article for further information on Shoreditch's close connections with fashion.
Historically, cheaper rents attracted throngs of poor artists to the area, making Shoreditch the centre of London’s modern art world. Art lovers are spoilt for choice with Victoria Miro; a British contemporary gallery with an international reputation and The Whitechapel Gallery; one of the first publicly funded galleries for temporary exhibitions in London, exhibiting retrospective exhibitions and shows that are of interest to the local community.
Other offerings in the area include Howard Griffin Gallery and Red Gallery on Rivington Street, a 20,000 sq. ft. outdoor events space with a continually rotating calendar of events including: art exhibitions, live arts, music and charity events, literary soirees, conferences and film screenings.
A short walk from Shoreditch, The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events.
Read culture in Shoreditch for an in-depth look at the area's artistic influences.
Property in Shoreditch
The Stage will be an outstanding mixed-used development opportunity, comprising a 37-storey residential tower and over 400,000 sq. ft. of office, retail and leisure space, whilst also incorporating a world-class heritage centre - Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre, providing a unique international identity for investors, residents and occupiers.
Now sold out, this development comprised 26 luxurious apartments arranged from the first to fifth-floor level. The Fusion featured an exciting choice of one, two & three bedroom residences, with many boasting outstanding views across the City skyline. Each apartment offered a balcony or terrace with full-height glazed doors and surrounds, accentuating the expanse of natural light and sense of space. Residents also benefit from access to the private landscaped roof garden offering over 1,250 sq. ft. of communal space.
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