Shoreditch, London Overview

Located in the East End of London, Shoreditch is a famous suburban dwelling and tourist attraction, for it has a great variety of happening and interesting pubs and restaurants. The area has an urbane and spirited feel to it, with walls covered in creative graffiti designs, and the area links to Shoreditch Church, Shoreditch High Street, Brick Lane, and Boxpark.

A fun and happening part of the city, Shoreditch, with its rustic feel, boasts of a number of places where one can go, eat, and chill. It also has a lot of shopping options. But the place wasn’t always as attractive as it is now. With the Blitz bombings and Jack the Ripper murders taking place in the nearby Whitechapel nearby, Shoreditch wasn’t exactly any tourist’s favoured place. Things started taking an upward turn with artists changing the landscape of the place.

If you have a day to soak in the hipster charm of London, Shoreditch is your best bet. From the striking street art and murals to pubs and bars which are open till wee morning hours, you can experience it all at this place.

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Things to Explore

  • Street Art: If you are in search of some creative visual inspiration, head over to the streets of Shoreditch which displays some of the finest and graffiti on its walls running all the way to Bacon Street, Bateman’s Row, Hanbury Street, and Fashion Street.

  • Shop: This place packs the most interesting and intriguing shops, which is nothing less than artwork. Right from the Sunday Market at Brick Lane for the best of bargains, to making your own perfume shop at Le Labo and from Spitalfields and Old Brick Lane markets, to the weekend haul for the choicest in antiques, fashion, and crafts, get it all here.

  • Eat: From Indian to Vietnamese to street, you’ll get it all while strolling the streets of Shoreditch. Try the smashing Indian restaurant Dishoom, which has queues lasting 20 minutes, but is worth the wait!

  • Explore Columbia Road Flower Market for a colourful spread of flowers, herbs, and houseplants.

  • Explore Boxpark: World’s first pop-up mall, visiting Boxpark is certainly a unique experience. It offers plenty of eating and drinking joints and has live gigs and festivals to pull the crowd.

  • Get the best of live music at places like Old Street Records, The Old Blue Last, Village Underground, and Moonshine Minnie’s.

  • Dance to your heart’s content at clubs like XOYO and Queen of Hoxton.

How To Reach Shoreditch

Underground: Old Street (8-minutes walking), Liverpool Street (9-minutes walking), Moorgate (11-minutes walking)

Overground: Shoreditch High Street (East London Line)

Bus: Towards Old Street or Bethnal Green: 8, 35, 47, 135, 205, 388, N8 and N205
Towards Cambridge Heath or Dalston Junction: 26, 48, 78, 149, 242 and N26

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