Shoreditch House

Shoreditch has always boasted a lively nightlife; once famous for its brothels and theatres, the area is now a fully-fledged hotspot for nightclubs, street art and café culture. Definitely the place to spot a few eccentric beards and checked shirts, as well as a few artsy characters, this area of London is a must-visit for those who want to experience the fast-paced, modern lifestyle in a unique way.

Something to do

Full of quirky boutiques and independent labels, Shoreditch is a shopping haven for those who are after something a bit different. Just a stone’s throw away is the famous Brick Lane Market, which on a Sunday comes alive with vintage stalls and eateries.

Alternatively, try something completely new and head to the National Centre of Circus Arts. Primarily used for educational purposes, the centre allows visitors to learn the basic skills during Experience Days and private parties!

Somewhere to relax

Meanwhile, if you’d rather relax and take the weight of your feet, make your way to the Electric Cinema, where you can experience a whole new level of comfort and say goodbye to stiff and cramped theatre seating. Customers are provided their own armchair and have the option to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail during the film – there’s even a parlour and salon situated in the building to cater to all of your pampering needs. 

Something to see

One only has to walk along the streets of Shoreditch to see that the walls are covered in brilliant street art and graffiti. Soak up the creative atmosphere whilst you shop, eat and grab a coffee, and head down to Redchurch Street to view some of the most acclaimed murals in the area. Additionally, you can receive an insider’s knowledge by embarking on an expert-led tour of the area, which showcases the best pieces.

Something to eat

The street is where it’s all happening in Shoreditch, and the cuisine definitely reflects this. There are several food vendors dotted about the area, as well as two dedicated culinary markets. Head to the Food Village on the High Street to snack on burritos and sandwiches, or make your way to Pump Street Food Market to fuel up on Turkish, Italian and Argentinian cuisines.

Something to drink

With places like Golden Bee and the Boundary Restaurant and Rooms, Shoreditch is the perfect place for a rooftop cocktail or two. Iif you fancy something a bit stronger, head to the biker-themed London Cocktail Club, which offers a wide selection of American whiskey, a mod/rocker vibe and lots of studs and leather! If quirky is more your thing, you will love Ninetyeight; full of peculiar treasures, from miniature dinosaurs to walls covered in bandages!

Somewhere to stay

If you’re counting the pennies but still want a comfortable experience, Z Shoreditch or the Shoreditch Inn will probably be your best bets. From around £60 per night, you can experience compact modern amenities in the heart of the area. Otherwise, you could splash a little cash and opt for stylish places the likes of The Hoxton or Shoreditch House (pictured), the latter being equipped with its own rooftop pool and spa.

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Author: sobananapenguin