London area of Shoreditch guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Shoreditch neighbourhood

A triangle of influences have made Shoreditch into one of London’s most distinctive and unusual areas. To the East, Bangla-town and Brick Lane – London’s celebrated curry mile – are a riot of smells and colours from the Indian sub-continent. In the West, the looming towers of Liverpool Street and the City represent the world’s most concentrated area of money-making talent, where a number of sophisticated business hotels have sprung up. And right in the middle of it all is Spitalfields market, a citadel of the working classes and home of the cockney music hall tradition. The result is an area where trendy bars sit next to cut-price Bangladeshi restaurants, where artists and fashionistas from Hackney and Shoreditch make their own clothes with fabrics from sari shops, and traditional cockney butchers share space with exclusive delicatessens.

See our recommended nearby Shoreditch Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Shoreditch Hotels

in or near Shoreditch
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
335-337 Old Street, EC1V
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Events

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Rooftop Film Club at Queen of Hoxton
London > Events > Film Events
Shoreditch, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A
After the success of previous years of the Rooftop Film Club at the popular Shoreditch venue the Queen of Hoxton, film fans will pleased to learn ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Entertainment

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Aubin Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2
Housed in the Aubin & Wills concept store, the Aubin Cinema is a intimate 47-seat theatre with velvet chairs and sofas, plumped up with Aubin & ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests with ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Shoreditch
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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Shoreditch, London E1
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as experienced ... More
 
 
 
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The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman Chimney, ... More
 
 
 
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Former Shoreditch Underground Station
London > Attractions > Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
The former Shoreditch Underground Station closed in 2006, and while the rest of the line re-opened in 2010 as part of the London Overground network, poor ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Shoreditch
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Timothy Everest
London > Shopping > Menswear
32 Elder Street, Shoreditch, London E1
Old-style quality is married with modern design sensibility by the leading light of the new school of English tailors.... More
 
 
 
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Rough Trade East
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
The great stalwart of independent music, Rough Trade in Covent Garden has finally had to close after rents became simply unaffordable. HMV has reported a 73% ... More
 
 
 
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Labour and Wait
London > Shopping > House and Garden
85 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2
Shopping for doorstops, dishcloths, dusters and dustpans has taken on a whole new slant thanks to Labour and Wait. Another east London success story, this small ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Shoreditch London?
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Hawksmoor Spitalfields
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
157a Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London E1
Longhorn cattle traditionally reared in North Yorkshire, hung for at least 28 days and simply cooked on a real charcoal grill at the Hawksmoor. This is ... More
 
 
 
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Boho Mexica
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
151 - 153 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London E1
Mexican Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar
London > Restaurants > 157b Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London E1
The original Hawksmoor restaurant, located in Spitalfields, has now opened a dedicated bar within its cellar. With no natural light, leather seats ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Shoreditch.
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
 
 
 
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, Shoreditch, London EC2M
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Nightlife

Shoreditch clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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BrewDog Shoreditch
London > Nightlife > Bars
Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1
The BrewDog bar in Bethnal Green Road caters for the Shoreditch hipsters with BrewDog craft beers and interiors decorated with antique tiles, reclaimed metal and a ... More
 
 
 
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T Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1
This swaggeringly cool dance music space is housed in a former tea warehouse, with no attempt made to disguise the space's industrial origins. A long bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Leisure

Shoreditch gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure > The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
Teamworks Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Upper Level, Bishopsgate Goods Yard, 33 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1
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Shoreditch Education

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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
TBG Learning
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
3rd Floor, Truman Building, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
London District, 4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A
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Shoreditch Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Shoreditch.
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Shoreditch, London E1
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
Loungelover
London > Business > Venue Hire
No. 1 Whitby Street, Shoreditch, London E1
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Shoreditch House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Ebor Street, Shoreditch, Shoreditch, London E1
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