Over the past years, Shoreditch has grown into a shopping destination and hipster culture mecca in the East End of London. Many of the city’s young creatives roam the streets of Shoreditch, opening and popularizing spots.
Big brands, designer boutiques, indie labels, quirky gift shops and eclectic coffee shops are muddled together providing hours of endless fun and leisure. This hipster guide to Shoreditch will be your starting point within the creative hub of London’s trendy East End.
A fashion area
Spitafield Market, in Commercial Road, is evolving to become the epicenter of contemporary fashion in Shoreditch. McQueen, Belstaff and Dr Martens are some of the British fashion brands based in the historic market.
An 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.
A place for eating
Hoi Polloi is a wood-panelled brasserie and bar at the Ace Hotel, serving an all-day menu at lino-topped tables. Access is via a tiny flower shop. Fresh produce and local provenance is at the heart of the menu, with classic flavours reinvented with modern twists, and continually evolving with the seasons.
The Old Shoreditch Station is a hipster coffeeshop plus wine and whiskey bar in former railway station office with pop-up retail space. Grab a latte and take a rest here while exploring Shoreditch.