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59 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3QB
 
 
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Open from 10:30 to 18:30 Monday to Friday, 11:00 to 18:00 Saturday and 13:00 to 17:00 Sunday
 

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StartThis east London treasure trove has long been a secret weapon of celebrities and fashionistas; Sadie Frost says Start is her favourite spot for shopping. Here you'll find designer threads by established labels including Miu Miu, See by Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Issa, Karen Walker and Philip Lim - along with newer, quirkier labels. Philip Start along with ex-musician wife Brix Smith-Start, founded the original boutique in 2002 and it continues to delight.

 

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Hoxton Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
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Leonard Street Car Park
 
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Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  22% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 2 minutes from Start
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  31% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 2 minutes from Start
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
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  26% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Start
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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Clothing nearest Start

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Bacon Street Project
London > Shopping > Clothing
14 Bacon Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from Start
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
 
 
 
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I Dream of Wires
London > Shopping > Clothing
68a Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 10 minutes from Start
With fashion stylist Lou Winwood behind this vintage shop off Brick Lane it's enough to make this one stand out from a sizeable collection of similar ... More
 
 
 
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Absolute Vintage
London > Shopping > Clothing
15 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from Start
A whole array of vintage handbags, dresses and belts are on offer at this specialist shop including more than a thousand pairs of shoes and boots. ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Start

The best shops and markets near Start
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Murdock
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
46 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DP | 1 minute from Start
Well groomed gentlemen come to Murdock's for an old fashioned wet shave, a hair cut and - for the more discerning - a manicure and shoe ... More
 
 
 
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Kemistry Gallery
London > Shopping > Art and Design
43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Start
An independent Shoreditch gallery dedicated to exhibiting outstanding graphic design. Artists represented include James Joyce, a London-based artist and designer whose clients including Nike, Levi's, Wallpaper*, ... More
 
 
 
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Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium
London > Shopping > Specialists
57 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 1 minute from Start
Tea and sex, how very British! This friendly boutique in Hoxton Square offers girlies the chance to seek out kinky playthings, books and erotica, in a ... More
 
 
 
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Start, 104-108 Curtain Road, EC2A | 1 minute from Start
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th January to 18th March 2017 - Various Times
Start, 380 Old Street, EC1V | 2 minutes from Start
An immersive revival of Philip Ridley's seminal play about fear, alternate worlds and sexual anxiety. Directed by Jamie Lloyd....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th January to 11th March 2017 - 10am-6pm
Start, 82 Kingsland Road, E2 | 6 minutes from Start
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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Start
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from Start
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Start
The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live music venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice - a ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Start
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Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Start
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed by ... More
 
 
 
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Iniva
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-9 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Start
Opened on 5th October 2007, this Rivington Place art gallery is a £8m public building dedicated to culturally diverse visual arts. It's a joint venture between ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Square
London > Attractions >
N1 | 1 minute from Start
Home to some of east London's hottest restaurants and bars. ... More
 
 
 
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Bottega Prelibato
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
45 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | Same location as Start
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Tramshed
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Start
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Rivington Bar & Grill, Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
28 - 30 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Start
Owned by the same group as Le Caprice, The Ivy, J Sheekey and a few other upmarket eateries, Rivington Bar and Grill is nothing like as ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from Start
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 6 minutes from Start
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
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 9 minutes from Start
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Start gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from Start
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 10 minutes from Start
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Start
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The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from Start
Take the spiral staircase up out of this busy Old Street boozer and you find yourself in a small, chic dining room with big picture windows, ... More
 
 
 
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The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Start
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
 
 
 
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Start clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Start
Don't come to Plastic People expecting a stylish bar and the latest trendy cocktails. There's nothing fancy about this basement club, but what it does offer ... More
 
 
 
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Old Street Records
London > Nightlife > Bars
350-354 Old Street, EC1V | 1 minute from Start
Having won over the masses south of the river with their record store-inspired venues, Venn St. Records and Northcote Records, the vibe continues East ... More
 
 
 
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The Hoxton Pony
London > Nightlife > Bars
104-108 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from Start
Cocktails are among the best in town at this 400-capacity bar and restaurant, which opened in Shoreditch in May 2008. The high calibre of the imaginatively-mixed ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Start
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
 
 
 
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City Road, City, London EC1Y | 7 minutes from Start
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London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from Start
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Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 26th February 2017 

Fabric 19 minutes walk from Start

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 21 minutes walk from Start

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Museum of London 23 minutes walk from Start

This exhibition explores the way artists and photographers responded to the bombing of London during the Second World War. Includes ...More

Fire! Fire!
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Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2017 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from Start

The Museum of London marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1666 with a ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 1.36 miles from Start

Conceptual documentary photographer and Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Winner Richard Mosse has created an immersive multi-channel video installation in the ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 18th April 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Start

This bespoke light installation by the artist for the Barbican Foyer was produced by Bocci, a Vancouver and Berlin-based design ...More

The Fantastic Barbican World
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Start

Explore Chamberlin, Powell and Bon's endeavour to combine spaciousness with high density development. The exhibition includes a number of residential ...More

Sophie Clements: Shall I This Time Hold You'
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Start

A large-scale projection and surround sound work that explores the beauty captured in a chance moment....More

Richard Mosse: Incoming
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Start

An immersive multi-channel video installation created in collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten....More

Hatsune Miku: Still Be Here
Concerts | On 26th February 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from Start

A virtual pop persona with computer-generated vocals, created by Crypton Future Media, performing as a 3D projection in a collaboration ...More

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