Distinctive, eclectic, urban. Shoreditch is indeed a unique area that has been influenced by its multicultural heritage. Wandering through Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, there’s character, colour and charm everywhere you look.
Why we love Shoreditch
There is a realm of alternative things to do in the capital away from the usual tourist hotspots and well-worn attractions: in our wide-reaching guide we present our local knowledge on what you can do outside of the ordinary.
Pure purrfection: London’s cat cafés
We know you’ve been waiting for this. Our guide to London’s cat cafés introduces a growing trend here in the capital, inspired by the success of animal-themed spaces in Japan and Taiwan.
Food and drink
For food, you’re spoilt for choice: Brick Lane is home to some of London’s best Indian curry houses, book yourself a table at the recently awarded Michelin-starred restaurant The Clove Club in Shoreditch Town Hall or visit the variety of pop-up food markets:
Home to a number of artists and talented youngsters, Shoreditch is a trendy hangout spot with numerous restaurants, bars and coffee houses for meeting friends old and new:
Things to do
In addition to the fleet of new and emerging artists constantly populating small galleries and public spaces there are a range of permanent institutions making it the only place to be on a London weekend:
Regardless of where you visit, Shoreditch never fails to excite, surprise and dumbfound us. Its shopping is so very different from the larger chain shops typically found in the City nearby:
- Redchurch Street, known as the ‘hipster’ Bond Street
- Calvert Avenue
- Columbia Road