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Columbia Road

Site of the famous flower market and small independent shops

"Shoreditch is to London now, what King's Road was in the '60s."

Andrew Phillips

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Columbia Road locals go?

Clutch

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...

BIRD

The only place in London to do a bacon doughnut... They also have amazing chicken and lunchtime deals in the week!

The Breakfast Club

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

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

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

Cereal Killer Café

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

Dark Sugars

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

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!

Brick Lane

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...

E. Pellicci

A local family run institution where you always feel welcome! This greasy spoon café is a proper traditional place with a buzzing atmosphere.

Casa Blue

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

Tramshed

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!

Spitalfields Market

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

Trapeze

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

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!

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.

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