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, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Shoreditch Hotels

in or near Shoreditch
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
Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
5 Cavell Street, E1
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More

Shoreditch Entertainment

in or near Shoreditch
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
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
The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More

Shoreditch Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Shoreditch
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
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
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

Shoreditch Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Shoreditch
DK Vintage
London > Shopping > House and Garden
194 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
Uber-cool vintage Danish furniture shop in the middle of Brick Lane. DK furniture pieces are all little works of functional art - expensive, but irresistible. If you ... More
Bacon Street Project
London > Shopping > Clothing
14 Bacon Street, Shoreditch, London E1
LATEST NEWS: Sadly Bacon Street Project is closing down on 17th February 2010 and is determined to go out with a bang not a whimper. To ... More
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

Shoreditch Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Shoreditch London?
Tapas Revolution Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
32-42 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1
Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy continues the expansion of his Spanish food empire which began with Tapas Revolution in Westfield Shepherd's Bush and Tapas Revolution ... More
Walluc Bistro
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
40 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2
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Cafe 1001
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Dray Walk, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
Late at night Cafe 1001 is more like a club than a cafe, and on Sundays it's full of folk who haven't been home since they ... More

Shoreditch Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Shoreditch.
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
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
The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More

Shoreditch Nightlife

Shoreditch clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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
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
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

Shoreditch Leisure

Shoreditch gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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
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
All Star Karaoke
London > Leisure > 95 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
Choose from over 5,500 tunes to sing along to in one of the private booths at All Star Karaoke at All Star Lanes, Brick Lane. There ... More

Shoreditch Education

in or near Shoreditch
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
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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Shoreditch Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Shoreditch.
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
Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
London > Business > Venue Hire
No. 1 Whitby Street, Shoreditch, London E1
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