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A locals' guide to Old Street

"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

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

Andrew Phillips

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

Andrew Phillips

What is your favourite place?

Where do Old Street locals go?

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.

The Breakfast Club

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

Nightjar

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.

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.

The Barbican Exhibition Centre

A quirky but intimate spot for live plays and music events. Home of London Symphony Orchestra!

Trapeze

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

Flat Iron

Best steak restaurant around. So tasty and very reasonably priced!

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!

Ozone Coffee Roasters

Proper coffee in warehouse-style surroundings and food too, served from breakfast through to dinner.

Look Mum No Hands

A great concept for anyone who loves cycling. Full-time mechanics working upstairs that can help with flat tyres and answer any questions about bikes, as well as a great outdoor area to sit and bask in the sun with a coffee and food.

Honest Burgers

The Honest Burger cocktails are absolutely fantastic and the staff are exceptionally friendly too!

BIRD

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

The Slaughtered Lamb

Great atmosphere, live bands, excellent wine! Sometimes you see the cast of Eastenders and Ed Sheeran in here.

J & A Café

The best Irish fry up with real Irish soda bread and Ballymaloe relish!

The Breakfast Club

Fantastic breakfast dishes served throughout the day, but be warned, it gets very busy at the weekend, so expect to queue.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Shoreditch, Barbican, Hoxton, Clerkenwell, Spitalfields, City, Islington, Aldgate, De Beauvoir Town and Whitechapel

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Why do you find Old Street a great place to live?

Gabriel

"A very central location without the overwhelming buzz of London's tourist hotspots."

December 2015

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"At the time of their completion in the 1970s, the tower blocks in the Barbican estate were the tallest apartment buildings in Europe."

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