living in shoreditch guide

Published: 09/09/2021

Circa London loves Shoreditch; it epitomises urban cool.  We are estate agents in Shoreditch, so we have first-hand local knowledge which we share below.

Shoreditch has a thriving and lively interplay of cultures, people, and ideas, continually evolving. There is a feeling of constant change and excitement in the area. The effect of the mixture of cultures adds a real buzz and a vibe. Diversity, the area's green open spaces, proximity to Islington, Clerkenwell, Barbican, and the City, mean you've got one of the most fantastic places to live and work in London.
Shoreditch benefits from regeneration and brings a modern edge to this historic London Borough. This zone 1 area is a trendy place to live, and with Liverpool Street, Old Street, and Shoreditch High Street stations close by, you'd be hard-pushed to find a better-connected part of London. Getting around is simple as there are more than enough buses and loads of Santander bikes.
It's hard to pick the best bits of living in Shoreditch as there are many, so we've selected a few to give you a taste of what it offers. You'll see it has something for everyone. Shoreditch is home to many of the capital's most desirable private members clubs, contemporary art galleries, boutique hotels, Michelin-star restaurants, and the coolest bars in the city. It has a thriving community of creatives, tech founders, entrepreneurs and young families and is one of London's most exciting neighbourhoods.

Located underneath Shoreditch High Street station, Box Park is a well-designed collection of refitted shipping containers home to pop-up restaurants showcasing modern street food and shops - a must-go-to destination to shop, dine and unwind.
Boxpark Shoreditch
It's easy to spend an afternoon browsing quirky clothing, vinyl, and kitsch collectibles. The fun thing about this market is you never know what you will find. Embrace the hustle and bustle of hawkers selling their wares as there are plenty of second-hand bargains and masses of inexpensive restaurants and cafés lining the streets, including authentic Jewish bagel shops.

Brick Lane Market
If you're a motorbike fanatic, head to The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club and check out the custom bikes and buy some gear from the bike store while you're there. You can also enjoy some food and a few drinks in the bar and restaurant and get your hair cut at their on-site barbershop.
The Bike Shed
Enjoy cocktails, craft beers, and pizza while playing shuffleboard at the London Shuffle Club, a mash-up of ten-pin bowling and curling. There are eight lanes, six lanes inside and two outside.
London Shuffle Club

Two ball pits and thousands of balls make this the perfect place to let your hair down, enjoy cocktails, and eat Neapolitan pizzas.
Ballie Ballerson

This Victorian covered market was built in the 1800s and was the original East London market. It's now home to retailers, restaurants, and street food traders; on Thursdays, there's an antique market and a bi-monthly vinyl market. Nearly seventy events are held here annually, from dance and yoga classes to art fairs to sustainable fashion events seven days a week.
Old Spitalfields Market

A self-proclaimed hipster hangout and the place to be seen. This split-level bar and club sprawl over three floors hosting top DJs from Thursday to Saturday nights.
Chill on big sofas or have a pinball or table football game in the games room, and if that's not enough, there's a rooftop bar with incredible views over London, and in the summer, there's a garden and BBQs.
Queen of Hoxton
The perfect place to eat, meet and drink with an eclectic all-day menu as well as an inspired cocktail list. By night, the former Victorian warehouse ramps up the party vibes with weekend club nights featuring live DJs. There's a packed calendar of poetry reading, themed events, story-telling, and music as part of their 'super culture' program.
The Book Club

Columbia Road Flower Market is open every Sunday between 8 am and 3 pm. Located near Brick Lane and Spitalfields, it's the perfect place to pick up houseplants, herbs, bulbs, shrubs, and flowers to brighten your home. There's little chance of being unable to find it; go against the tide of bouquet-clasping visitors leaving with their purchases.
Columbia Road Flower Market

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