Published: 09/09/2020Circa London loves Shoreditch; it epitomises urban-cool and with an office in the Shoreditch Triangle, we have first-hand local knowledge.
Shoreditch has a thriving and lively interplay of cultures, people, and ideas, continually evolving. There is a feeling of constant change and excitement about 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.
Benefitting from regeneration, Shoreditch brings a modern edge to this historic London Borough, Hackney, EC2. This zone 1 area is an incredibly popular 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 Boris Bikes too.
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 has to offer. You'll see it has something for everyone. It has a thriving community of creatives, tech founders, entrepreneurs and young families and is one of London’s most exciting neighbourhoods. 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.
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.
BRICK LANE MARKET
It's easy to while away an afternoon browsing quirky clothing, vinyl, and kitsch collectibles. The fun thing about this market is you never know what you're going to find. Embrace the hustle and bustle of hawkers selling their wares as there are plenty of second-hand bargains to be had along with masses of inexpensive restaurants and cafés lining the streets, including authentic Jewish bagel shops.
THE BIKE SHED MOTORCYCLE CLUB
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.
LONDON SHUFFLE CLUB
Enjoy cocktails, craft beers, and pizza while you play 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.
Two ball pits and thousands of balls make this the perfect place to let your hair down, enjoy cocktails, and eat Neapolitan pizzas.
OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET
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 there's a bi-monthly vinyl market. Nearly seventy events are held here a year, from dance and yoga classes to art fairs to sustainable fashion events seven days a week.
QUEEN OF HOXTON
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.
THE BOOK CLUB
The perfect place to eat, meet and drink with an eclectic all-day menu as well as an inspired cocktail list. There's a packed calendar of poetry reading, themed events, story-telling, and music as part of their 'super culture' program. By night, the former Victorian warehouse ramps up the party vibes with weekend club nights featuring live DJs.
COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET
Every Sunday, Columbia Road Flower Market is open between 8 am and 3 pm. There's little chance of being unable to find it; go against the tide of bouquet-clasping visitors leaving with their purchases. Located near Brick Lane and Spitalfields, it's the perfect place to pick up houseplants, herbs, bulbs, shrubs, and flowers to brighten your home.
If some or all of the above appeal, then living in Shoreditch is for you. If this is the case, please contact our team to discuss your requirements and to find out more things to do and places to eat and drink, click here
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