Shoreditch


Sitting at the heart of East London cool, Shoreditch is the area you can’t resist returning to again and again.

From colourful street art to bonkers restaurants, one thing’s for sure… you can never call Shoreditch boring.

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Some say Shoreditch has gone too far in its quest to become London’s coolest area. Sure, there are a heck of a lot of fixie bikes and tattoo parlours, but Shoreditch is quirky enough to more than make up for it.

IMHO, to dismiss Shoreditch as too cool for school is to do it a grave injustice. For every *cough* cereal cafe there’s a restored Victorian boozer, eclectic market or out-and-out in your face street art mural.

That’s all before you get to the fact that it really does have some of the city’s best bars and eateries. You’re less likely to find swanky Michelin-starred fine dining (who needs it anyway) but you will find street food stalls, curry houses and trendy restaurants in their droves.

Top Picks for Shoreditch

What to do, where to drink and where to eat….

Map of Shoreditch

Practical Tips for Exploring

  • The best underground stations for Shoreditch are Old Street or Liverpool Street. There’s also a handy London Overground station at Shoreditch High Street.

  • Day or night, there’s always something to do in Shoreditch. Check out the street art in the day, then party, drink and eat the night away.
  • Found is my favourite bar in Shoreditch (closely followed by Happiness Forgets). In fact, if there ever was a place to go cocktail bar hopping, Shoreditch is it.

Where to Stay in Shoreditch

My favourite spots to stay in Shoreditch.

Ace Hotel

Five Star With The Quirky Touch

NYC-Chic meets pared back cool at this Shoreditch hotel.

The Curtain

Just Like Your House, If You Were Rich

The unusual decor at The Curtain is so very Shoreditch – and I love it.

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