Considering Shoreditch as a new location for your business? Here’s our guide on things the area has to offer for you…
Shoreditch is now seen as one of the city’s hottest locations. The area is full of bars, galleries, clubs, markets and cafés (including one that serves nothing but cereal and another that allows you to play with cats while you sip your tea). A hub for urban subcultures, Shoreditch is famed for its graffiti and street art, which covers walls, doors, windows and street furniture.
Shoreditch is surrounded by lots of great transportation options.
Shoreditch High Street station can easily be accessed by the Overground running from New Cross, South London.
Shoreditch is also well connected with the Central Line, Metropolitan Line, Circle, Hammersmith & City Line and several train lines such as TFL and trains to Essex. All of this can be accessed from Liverpool Street Station, about 6-minute walk from Shoreditch High Street Station.
Eat and drink in Shoreditch
Shoreditch is an area that’s lively from early morning until late at night, it’s known for its diversity and fashion statements, which translates into trendy bars, traditional cockney butchers and exclusive delicatessens. Here’s a few we recommend:
Hoxton Grill is a classic American grill, bar and lounge with red leather booths, offering American-inspired dishes. In the all-day menu, you will find spicy chicken wings, char-grilled steaks, burgers, ribs and mac ‘n’ cheese.
Hache Burgers takes burgers to a whole new level. You are given a choice of a fresh ciabatta or brioche bun, while the burger itself comes in a wide range of delicious choices from Scotch beef steak through to lamb, chicken, falafel and goats cheese.
Hawksmoor Spitafields has a range of menus, whether you are after an express lunch, a more substantial meal, or simply a bite to eat while drinking in the bar.
Bar Kick provides a winning combination of entertainment and dining. You can play table football while enjoying tasty food made from seasonal ingredients. You can choose from burgers, sandwiches, sharing platters and daily specials.
Things to do in Shoreditch
You can chill out at a spa or sweat hard in a Rocket Yoga class. With the explosion of juice bars, fitness hubs and yoga studios in the area, living the healthy and fit lifestyle here is easily done.
Frame Dance & Fitness
The warehouse-style studio allows enough space for the classes you can imagine. Classes include fitness, dance, yoga as well as personal training. So if you have some time to spare during lunch or after work, this place is a great way to do so.
By the name you surely would have guessed the exercise offered here. A cool and trendy indoor cycling studio with motivational instructors and music. A perfect way to get some exercise done.
If you want to get away from exercise you can find many shops to help you spend some time. Everything around Shoreditch has a very ‘cool’ vibe, whether that’s from one of the trendy stores at Boxpark, a shopping centre made from crates with individual boutiques, or from one of the vintage stores a plenty.
A designer boutique stocked with both women and menswear brands. You can find all top end designer pieces, which obviously come with their associated price. If you are not looking for clothing, the shop also has a wide selection of jewellery and accessories.
SneakernStuff has collaborated with sports brands such as Adidas, Puma and Reebok on special designs. There is an abundance of on-trend trainers and sports clothing that will excite any ‘sneaker-head’. So if you consider yourself a ‘sneaker-head’ go ahead and have look during lunch.
Hidden Gems of Shoreditch
Shoreditch has a wide range of must-see places waiting to be discovered, many of which often house a treasure trove of unique stories and experiences. Explore some of our top recommendations below and get the insiders’ take on Shoreditch’s hidden gems.
You go to shops to buy things, right? Wrong! You can now take in a film while you indulge in a little retail therapy at Aubin & Wills on Redchurch Street. The teeny cinema beneath the shop has less than 50 seats – seats that are actually mostly comfy sofas, rather than creaky flip-up seats – which makes for a pleasingly intimate vibe.
The legendary street artist, Banksy, has made his mark in Shoreditch. Just inside the gate of Cargo Bar is one of his famous stenciled pieces – a policeman walking a poodle on a lead. The patient security guard on the gate is used to pointing it out to graffiti enthusiasts, and if you ask them nicely, they might direct you to a second Banksy inside the bar too.
Set back from the whirling Old Street roundabout, Bunhill Fields is a pleasant green space and public garden, located in a former burial ground. Today only 2,333 monuments remain in Bunhill Fields, commemorating many of London’s one-time brightest minds and plenty of the city’s non-conformists: Daniel Defoe, William Blake and John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, to name a few.