A fashionable postcode in the heart of London's alternative scene
"Old Spitalfields Market is the perfect place to pick up a gift or dine in beautiful Victorian-designed surroundings."Andrew Moores
"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
"The combination of historic and modern excites me..to the East is the delights of Brick Lane and to the West is the City...all based around Spitalfields cobbled market, where it seems you can buy anything..."Andrew Phillips
Where do Shoreditch locals go?
A local family run institution where you always feel welcome! This greasy spoon café is a proper traditional place with a buzzing atmosphere.
Submitted by Andrew
Cereal Killer Café
Much talked about, this place epitomises all that is trendy in the Shoreditch area!
Submitted by Emma
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.
Submitted by Karrie
Ozone Coffee Roasters
Proper coffee in warehouse-style surroundings and food too, served from breakfast through to dinner.
Submitted by Amelia
Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium
Delicious afternoon tea in the company of adorable cats that live in the café.
Submitted by Lydia
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.
Submitted by Matthew
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!
Submitted by Hollie
The only place in London to do a bacon doughnut... They also have amazing chicken and lunchtime deals in the week!
Submitted by Hollie
Finsbury Avenue Square Market
Every other Tuesday there is a wonderful artisan market with everything from cheese and wine stalls, haggis toasties and Japanese food, to the more standard but delicious cakes, cookies and doughnuts!
Submitted by Kayleigh
Urban Food Fest
This food festival off Shoreditch High Street is there every Saturday throughout the day and late into the night. There's loads of delicious food stalls with cuisines from all over the world and bars serving tasty cocktails.
Submitted by Daisy
You'll be spoilt for choice along Brick Lane when it comes to curry houses! The deals that some restaurants offer are out of this world...
Submitted by Emma
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...
Submitted by Elliot
Great places to eat, loads of quirky gift ideas and a venue for all kinds of events, including a pop-up hotel.
Submitted by Lewis
Busy but buzzing and the cocktails are amazing. If you want to try sushi for the first time, no better place. Delicious!
Submitted by Trish
Why do you find Shoreditch a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"In its site on Bishopsgate since 1804, Dirty Dick's was named after warehouse owner Richard Bentley who refused to wash or clean after the death of his fiancee. He became a legend in the area and his legacy lives on in the name."
Child-friendly activities near Shoreditch
Hoxton Singing MumsSt 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
East London Ballet SchoolStretch 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
Piano Lessons with Cherry Muckle
Provide piano classes. Website
Toddlers' World Soft playBritannia 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
Frame's Mums ClubFrame Shoreditch
A full body workout for Mums involving Boxing/Cheerleading/Toning and a whole lot of abs, all done to loud music. Take your little one with you and they can snooze in the pram, play on a mat or run around the room!
Frogprince Baby Music - Hackney City FarmHackney City Farm
Based on the use of simple and common music instruments like acoustic guitar, piano, toy percussion, voice and the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children, Frogprince Baby Music Class is a path toward the joy of socializing through music. Website
Kindy Drama - Helen O'Grady Drama AcademySt 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
Shoreditch is an area of London within the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up part of the inner city immediately to the north of the City of London, located 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east north east of Charing Cross. Shoreditch has, since around 1996, become a popular and fashionable part of London. Often conflated with neighbouring Hoxton, the area has been subject to considerable gentrification in the past twenty years, with accompanying rises in property prices. During the second 'dot-com' boom the area has become popular with London based web technology companies who base their head offices around Old Street.
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Bethnal Green
- De Beauvoir Town
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