A district of dichotomies, Shoreditch seamlessly weaves together vibrant, colour-injected streets and sophisticated boutiques, making it a dynamic hotspot reserved for the city’s trendiest visitors.
Alive with authenticity, Shoreditch is a popular East London stomping ground. With street art on every corner to stop you in your tracks and endless eateries offering diverse flavours, it’s a place which truly ignites the senses. Live like a local with a stay in one of Shoreditch’s holiday apartments and watch how culture forms the bones of this stylish location; from the beloved Colombia Road Flower Market to art galleries that will keep you occupied for hours, it’s a certified hub of creativity. Design lovers congregate on lively Redchurch Street, a mecca for shoppers featuring some of the city’s most up-and-coming international brands. Locals flock to independent sellers and stalls stocking everything from delicious pastries to intricate jewellery; community spirit is nestled in every corner of this neighbourhood. With so many things to do and places to eat in Shoreditch, we provide our highlights to help make your stay in one of our Shoreditch apartments special.
With countless places to eat, take your pick from some of
the best Shoreditch restaurants. For Scandinavian meets Japanese interiors and
experimental cuisine, head to Mãos for a Michelin-starred meal. Don’t miss out
on Brat, Tomos Parry's restaurant inspired by the coastal Basque region, for
mouthwatering food cooked over an open wood fire. Sample seasonal British
cuisine at pared-back Lyle's or enjoy the artisanal Italian tapas menu at
hidden gem Popolo. If you’re looking for a more wallet-friendly meal for dinner
in Shoreditch, take a trip to Leroy, one of the most affordable Michelin-starred
restaurants in the city. Perhaps you’re on the hunt for an elegant French
dining experience? We recommend Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields, offering a
modern French menu served up in a Grade II listed building. In Shoreditch,
you’ll never be short on cool bars or cosy pubs to venture into for a nightcap.
From the award-winning restauranteurs behind Islington’s The Pig and Butcher and Smokehouse, Princess of Shoreditch has joined forces with Great British Menu’s Ruth Hansom as Head chef, and is sure to fulfil expectations; a charming
establishment serving seasonal British produce and craft ales.
The vibrant art quarter is sure to keep you occupied, featuring established and emerging creatives. Visit the Whitechapel Gallery for a glimpse into world-class works by notable artists Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Frida Kahlo. Paving the way for their contemporary successors, browse the modern art collections also on show. No trip would be complete without embarking on a tour of the colourful Shoreditch street art. Featuring originals from Banksy and Zabou, the bold statements embedded within the fabric of the streets are a must-see. For contemporary masterpieces, head to Jealous, a gallery and printing studio, or the Howard Griffin Gallery, a spectacular art gallery in Shoreditch specialising in immersive installations. Located on Redchurch Street, Kate MacGarry is a captivating space representing 23 talented artists. With work from JB Blunk and Goshka Macuga, it’s committed to promoting diversity in the creative industries.
Nestled amongst the rows of vivid streets are some of East London’s most sought-after boutiques, and with many of these located in Redchurch Street, it’s a stylish place for the fashion-forward to flock to. Carving a relaxing space amongst the many Shoreditch shops is concept store Monologue, founded by interior design Pavel Klimczak and showcasing pared-back contemporary homeware. Collect cool light structures and slick furniture here before re-stocking your wardrobe at Hostem, a high-end streetwear store. For utilitarian-style homeware that leans towards the traditional, venture to Labour and Wait. Or, for more eye-catching pieces, Klaus Haapaniemi & Co, is a Finnish lifestyle brand selling instantly recognisable patterns. Alongside these notable names are the welcoming, vibrant markets of Spitalfields and Colombia Road as well as Shoreditch’s many vintage shops. Providing a warm, community feel that characterises the neighbourhood, pick up everything from books to hand-woven homeware whilst engaging in lively conversation with locals.
Ready to feel invigorated? With a whole host of leisure and wellness spots on offer in Shoreditch, there’s something for everyone. Set within a converted warehouse, Shoreditch House is one of the most exclusive members’ clubs in the city. With a state-of-the-art gym and a rooftop pool affording views spanning the East End, it’s a relaxing spot to while away the hours. For a more high-intensity experience, head to Psycle for an immersive yoga class or energetic cycling session. If you prefer pilates or boxing, try out independent fitness studio BLOK. In the heart of the district is The Curtain, a members’ club complete with a co-working area, live music space and famous pool, LIDO.
Another area to consider
Stylish, edgy and unquestionably cool, Hackney is a tapestry of diverse cultures, stitched together with international cuisines and a sense of community. Less about following the crowd, Hackney sets trends – its vogue residents are tastemakers and innovators. Although its industrial legacy has been retained in its architecture – factory and warehouse conversions abound – it has been transformed into a creative epicenter. Artists of all types flock to its vintage boutiques, adventurous restaurants and chic coffee shops. In this part of East London, the locals swap brunch for markets. Homemade pastries, artisanal spreads, organic produce – whatever you need, you’ll find a stall that’s sure to sell it. Hackney promises adventure, with a surprise on every corner and an energy as reinvigorating as your morning coffee.