Shoreditch Area Guide
Shoreditch has a vibrant and electric energy combined with a creative touch that you won’t find anywhere else in London. It is an area where massive regeneration plans sit next to historic buildings.
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Living in Shoreditch means being able to eat and buy almost anything at any time, no matter your budget. The variety of pubs, restaurants, bars and clubs that you can find there is almost overwhelming. Make sure to head to Mother Clucker for some great street food. Visit Andina for some tasty Peruvian dishes or go to The Princess of Shoreditch for an unforgettable brunch. If you’re looking for a fancy cocktail you should stop at Hawksmoor Spitalfields or at the Night Jar – for the ultimate Shoreditch experience.
The area is also packed with quirky independent stores as well as some of the biggest fashion brands, making it a top destination for those into shopping. Redchurch Street has become one of the best places in town for upscale shopping. Head to Brick Lane for some great vintage clothes and stop by Calvert Avenue to discover the latest collections from some of the UK’s leading fashion designers. Make sure to stop by Box Park, next to Shoreditch High Street station on Bethnal Green Road, home to independent fashion brands.
Shoreditch has some great parks and green spaces that bring a fragment of nature to city dwellers. Shoreditch Park is one of its largest parks and boasts impressive features in the heart of the city. It offers a wide variety of facilities such as an amphitheatre and a giant rock boulder which can also be used for rock climbing. Not far form it you’ll find St Mary’s Secret Garden, a stunning place that comes with a pond and a quiet wildflower garden.
Shoreditch is incredibly well-connected. Hoxton, Haggerston and Shoreditch High Street stations are all part of the Overground network while Old Street and Liverpool Street also serve the neighbourhood and are only five minutes away from Kings Cross and nine minutes from Oxford Circus.
- Westminster – 32 minutes tube ride
- Bank – 11 minutes tube ride
- Canary Wharf – 27 minutes tube ride
- Heathrow Airport – 60 minutes tube ride
Did you know…?
The name ‘Shoreditch’ is thought to come from the Old English expression ‘Soersditch’ meaning ‘Sewer’s ditch’. Some believe the name was attributed to Jane Shore, a mistress of King Edward IV who was buried in a ditch in the area.
What do the locals say?
Living in Shoreditch is ideal for professionals working in the City. The commute is very easy and life in the area is extremely pleasant! There is something for everyone here! – Thomas.
Shoreditch has such a great vibe and a huge choice of restaurants, pubs and bars to choose from! – Ella.
I invested in property here as its so close to Canary Wharf, easy access to Bank, and the future Crossrail – so far I’m not disappointed! – Amir .
You can never get bored in Shoreditch, there’s always something new to see and try in the area – Omar.
An increasing number of homebuyers and renters are turning their heads to Shoreditch when it comes to property search. The area offers a diverse mix of classic London townhouses, modern apartments and converted warehouses. It is a neighbourhood where massive regeneration plans sit smartly right next to historic buildings.
From breath-taking modern flats to stunning Victorian houses, we’re bound to find you your ideal property in the East London area.
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