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Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin La Chapelle

This Michelin-starred French restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. Impressive food in an even more impressive setting within a beautiful converted church.

Ozone Coffee Roasters

Ozone Coffee Roasters

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

Sushi Samba

Sushi Samba

Busy but buzzing and the cocktails are amazing. If you want to try sushi for the first time, no better place. Delicious!

Spitalfields Market

Spitalfields Market

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

Beigel Bake

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!

Flat Iron

Flat Iron

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

Pho House

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.

Casa Blue

Casa Blue

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

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

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

Bishopsgate Kitchen

Bishopsgate Kitchen

Great food in a glass-walled Benugo restaurant that has a varied menu made using local produce. It is just a short walk from London Liverpool Street and Spitalfields Market.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

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

Quaker Street Coffee & Bubble Tea

Quaker Street Coffee & Bubble Tea

Very good coffee and bubble tea for the children.

Dark Sugars

Dark Sugars

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

BIRD

BIRD

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

The Culpeper

The Culpeper

A great brunch menu on a Saturday and the service is excellent. The full English and the anchovy butter is a nice touch.

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"Brick Lane offers the highest concentration of curry houses in Britain."

London Liverpool Street is not only a gateway to London, but to the rest of the country too.

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You are spoilt for choice in Spitalfields Market when it comes to the restaurants.

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Old Spitalfields Market is the perfect place to pick up a gift or dine in beautiful Victorian-designed surroundings.

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Frame's Mums Club

Frame 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 Farm

Hackney 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

Piano Lessons with Cherry Muckle


Provide piano classes. Website

East London Ballet School

Stretch 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

Hoxton Singing Mums

St 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

Kindy Drama - Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

St 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

Toddlers' World Soft play

Britannia 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

About Shoreditch

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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