A fashionable postcode in the heart of London's alternative scene
"Shoreditch's equally trendy neighbour, Hoxton has a well established arts and entertainment scene."Nick Batten
"London Liverpool Street is not only a gateway to London, but to the rest of the country too."Esin Gilgil
"Old Spitalfields Market is the perfect place to pick up a gift or dine in beautiful Victorian-designed surroundings."Andrew Moores
Where do Shoreditch locals go?
The only place in London to do a bacon doughnut... They also have amazing chicken and lunchtime deals in the week!
Submitted by Hollie
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
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
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
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
The Breakfast Club
Fantastic breakfast dishes served throughout the day, but be warned, it gets very busy at the weekend, so expect to queue.
Submitted by Karen
Duck & Waffle
This restaurant in The Heron is a great way to start the day and there's not a bad view either... Breakfast is a must!!
Submitted by Tom
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
The Honest Burger cocktails are absolutely fantastic and the staff are exceptionally friendly too!
Submitted by Gabriel
Quirky interiors and crazy cocktails, this restaurant-cum-club is great for a number of different occasions.
Submitted by Daisy
Quaker Street Coffee & Bubble Tea
Very good coffee and bubble tea for the children.
Submitted by Nathan
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
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
Why do you find Shoreditch a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"During the 1940s, Electra House used to house Department EH which bugged foreign embassies and produced propaganda to undermine enemy operations in Europe."
Child-friendly activities near Shoreditch
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!
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
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
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
Piano Lessons with Cherry Muckle
Provide piano classes. Website
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
Piano Lessons with Cherry MuckleWest Library
Provide piano classes. Welcome. Whether you're totally new to the piano (and music!), wanting to develop your existing skills or interested in giving your child a unique opportunity for personal development, you've come to the right place. £70 per hour £52.50 per 45 minutes £35 per half hour 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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