Shoreditch and surrounding areas
A vibrant community on the City's doorstep
"The arrival of the London Overground in Haggerston has really opened up this area for commuters."Alexandra Lega
"In all corners of Shoreditch there's plenty of street art that really adds character to the area."Andrew Phillips
"Shoreditch's equally trendy neighbour, Hoxton has a well established arts and entertainment scene."Nick Batten
Where do Shoreditch and surrounding areas locals go?
Pure heaven for chocolate lovers! Handmade chocolates in a vast variety of flavours.
Submitted by Emma
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
This infamous 24/7 bagel bakery is a firm favourite with both locals and tourists - the salt beef bagel is certainly hard to beat!
Submitted by Emma
The Breakfast Club
Always busy, with great breakfasts throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner menus.
Submitted by Andrew
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
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
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!
Submitted by Daisy
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!
Submitted by Shanola
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
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 De Beauvoir Deli Co.
This is a fab little deli with homemade cakes, tonnes of local produce and some really great cheese! There's always people sat outside enjoying a sandwich and a coffee...
Submitted by Amie
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
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
The Honest Burger cocktails are absolutely fantastic and the staff are exceptionally friendly too!
Submitted by Gabriel
The Barbican Exhibition Centre
A quirky but intimate spot for live plays and music events. Home of London Symphony Orchestra!
Submitted by Cliodhna
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Did you know?
"In 1980 journalist Duncan Campbell entered (illegally) down an access shaft in Bethnal Green and attempted to cycle to Westminster. He was amazed at how well maintained and extensive the tunnels were under the city and had no need of a map as they were very well signposted."
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Child-friendly activities near Shoreditch and surrounding areas
Piano Lessons with Cherry Muckle
Provide piano classes. 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!
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
Rhythm for Life EC1 Music ProjectArgos
Music, multi-media, arts, crafts, sports, dance, advice, information and support including further education and employment opportunities.
Toddlers' World Soft playQueensbridge Sport & Community 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
Gwenda Grayson SchoolSt James Hall
Modern/Jazz dance for teenagers. 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
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- De Beauvoir Town
- Bethnal Green
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