Over the past years, Shoreditch has grown into the hipster mecca in the East End of London. The city’s young creatives roam the streets of Shoreditch, opening and popularizing spots. Read on to find out the ultimate guide to Shoreditch.
Pop-up venues, hotel boutiques, indie labels, quirky gift shops and eclectic coffee shops are muddled together in the creative neighbourhood of Shoreditch providing hours of endless fun and leisure. This guide to Shoreditch will be your starting point within the hub of London’s trendy East End and main hipster hotspot in the city.
A shopping area
Old Spitafield Market, in Commercial Road, is evolving to become the epicenter of fashion in Shoreditch. The historic Victorian market is surrounded by independent boutiques selling everything from cool housewares and artwork to antiques and garments. American Vintage, Belstaff and Dr Martens are some of the fashion brands based in the eclectic market.
A historic place
Founded in 1914, The Geffrye is a museum specializing in the history of the English domestic interior. The collections show how homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting changes in society as well as style, fashion and taste. Access to The Geffrye Museum is through a beautiful front garden.
A place for eating
Hoi Polloi is a wood-panelled brasserie and bar at the Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, serving an all-day menu at lino-topped tables. Access is via a tiny flower shop. Fresh produce of local provenance is the base of the menu, with classic flavours reinvented with modern twists, and continually evolving with the seasons.
Strongroom Bar & Kitchen has been a Shoreditch fixture for nearly 20 years. With a giant garden, huge craft beer list and and a restaurant serving food from breakfast onwards, its a spacious hideaway in often-cramped Shoreditch. It’s also home to Strongroom recording studios and a free late-night music venue.
Well-known for its low rates, The Hoxton deserves credit for many other things. First, there’s the hip location in the heart of Shoreditch. Hip enough for Soho House to have taken over the downstairs bar-brasserie a few years ago. Then there are the great design features. Finally, the rooms are well thought out, if mostly rather small, with lots of nice details – free fresh milk in the fridges, a cold snack for breakfast, free Wi-Fi.
Club Aquarium in London Shoreditch has been opened since 1995 hosting prestigious events from concerts to corporate parties, video shoots and fashion shows. Club Aquarium has five rooms including a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi (towels provided). The Shoreditch nightclub is open from Thursday to Saturday night with an amazing variety of funk, house and US garage tunes. Wet and wild fun!
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