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Shoreditch and surrounding areas

A vibrant community on the City's doorstep

"The street art on this wall is constantly changing, which makes for a beautiful and rousing walk to work every morning. Expect the unexpected on Great Eastern Street!"

Kayleigh Harvey

"Shoreditch's equally trendy neighbour, Hoxton has a well established arts and entertainment scene."

Nick Batten

"In all corners of Shoreditch there's plenty of street art that really adds character to the area."

Andrew Phillips

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Where do Shoreditch and surrounding areas locals go?

Geffrye Museum

If you can't face the crowds at London's bigger museums, head to this place for a quieter and nicer experience. This museum is all about the home throughout the centuries and the café sells delicious cakes too!

Casa Blue

Try the goldfish bowls in this trendy cocktail bar on Brick Lane...

The Baring

Long lazy Sundays or a swift ale after a busy day at work, The Baring is an ever popular watering hole that also has a serious Tuesday night quiz!

Beigel Bake

This infamous 24/7 bagel bakery is a firm favourite with both locals and tourists - the salt beef bagel is certainly hard to beat!


The most sophistication you can find between two kebab shops on a roundabout. A speakeasy-style cocktail bar underneath the adjacent shops, serving the best cocktail creations in town.


An incredible restaurant in east London. Bright yellow and tiny in size, it serves the best fried chicken with American-style sides, including the dill and pomegranate slaw, which is unreal! Booking is recommended...

Bread and Butter

Serving the best breakfasts in Dalston, lovely fresh organic food, amazing juice and great coffee. The tortilla with loads of cheese is a great hangover cure!


Quirky interiors and crazy cocktails, this restaurant-cum-club is great for a number of different occasions.

Pho House

After trying nearly all of the Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, this is by far the best. The setting is cool with graffiti style art on the walls and the service is excellent compared to other places on the same road. Complimentary tea and watermelon at the end is exactly what is needed after trying the extensive menu of pho, noodles, summer rolls and fresh fish.


A Mark Hix restaurant with a huge Damien Hurst cow and chicken on display, created specifically for Tramshed! The menu is simple but very tasty!

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Delicious afternoon tea in the company of adorable cats that live in the café.

The Breakfast Club

Always busy, with great breakfasts throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner menus.

Spitalfields Market

Great places to eat, loads of quirky gift ideas and a venue for all kinds of events, including a pop-up hotel.

Dark Sugars

Pure heaven for chocolate lovers! Handmade chocolates in a vast variety of flavours.

Cereal Killer Café

Much talked about, this place epitomises all that is trendy in the Shoreditch area!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Hoxton, De Beauvoir Town, Shoreditch, Dalston, Spitalfields, Bethnal Green, Islington, Barbican, Clerkenwell and Canonbury

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Child-friendly activities near Shoreditch and surrounding areas

Toddlers' World Soft play

Britannia Leisure Centre
A fun-filled environment designed to challenge and stimulate children between the ages of six months to five years. Parents must supervise their children during these sessions. Website

Piccolo Singing, Music & Dancing

Hanbury Arms
Piccolo is a fun packed 45 minute drop in session for babies and toddlers featuring action songs, puppets and musical instruments. Website

Piano Lessons with Cherry Muckle

Provide piano classes. Website

Water Babies

Golden Lane Campus
Aims to give you and your baby the confidence in water and will take your baby all the way from their first splashes in the pool to swimming all by themselves. Website

Hoxton Singing Mums

St John’s Church
A community choir for mums in and around Hoxton singing everything from pop songs to show tunes, gospel to rock. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm! Pre-school children welcome, toys & refreshments provided. Open to all mums - even if your kids are at school or even all grown up! Website

Kindy Drama - Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

St Annes Church hall
If you want your child to join the most popular drama academy in the world, to perform, learn to speak well, learn skills to help them on leaving school, and have great fun, then act now! We guarantee your child will develop excellent social skills they will need in everyday life. Website

East London Ballet School

Stretch Yoga Studios
Ballet is a fun and creative way for children to exercise, developing fitness, co-ordination, good posture, balance and spatial awareness, alongside an appreciation of music. The East London Ballet School focusses on musicality, expression, fun and building confidence for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Free trial sessions are available and classes can be booked individually or termly. 18 months up to 2 years: Wednesday 15.00-15.30 2 years up to 3.5 years: Wednesday 15.35-16.05 3.5 years up to 5 years: Wednesday 16.10-16.40 Website
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