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
 
 
 
Rez Apartments London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
26 Widegate Street, E1
Rez Apartments London are a family run, boutique property in the financial district of London. Located in the heart of The City and nearby to Hoxton ... 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
 
 
 

Shoreditch Events

in or near Shoreditch
Casablanca
London > Events > Film Events
The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A
Re-release of the classic 1942 wartime romance with one of cinema's most memorable farewells. American expatriate Rick Blaine runs a cafe in the centre of town, ... More
 
 
 
The Goonies
London > Events > Film Events
The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A
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Untouchable
London > Events > Film Events
The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A
Philippe is a wealthy aristocrat, who suffers terrible injuries in a paragliding accident that leave him a quadriplegic. He roams his sprawling Parisian mansion in an ... 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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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, 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
 
 
 
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Raven Row
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
56 Artillery Lane, Shoreditch, London E1
Raven Row, a non-profit contemporary art centre in Spitalfields, not far from the Market, opened to the public on 28th February 2009. The name - nothing ... 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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The Drunken Monkey
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
222 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1
Being the only Chinese-style bar and eaterie on Shoreditch High Street, The Drunken Monkey is certainly a breath of fresh air. Large, dark and spacious, with ... More
 
 
 
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Les Trois Garcons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
1 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E1
I challenge anyone to review Les Trois Garcons without making reference to the interior. While you may think being surrounded by stuffed animals threatened with extinction ... More
 
 
 

Shoreditch Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Shoreditch.
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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 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
 
 
 
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The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A
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
 
 
 

Shoreditch Nightlife

Shoreditch clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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
 
 
 
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The Queen Of Hoxton
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A
Bar, club and art collective, the Queen of Hoxton prides itself on being a youth club for the adults of the east side. Opened in March ... 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
 
 
 
Teamworks Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Upper Level, Bishopsgate Goods Yard, 33 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1
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Energy Clinique
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
132 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London E1
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Shoreditch Education

in or near Shoreditch
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Loungelover
London > Business > Venue Hire
No. 1 Whitby Street, Shoreditch, London E1
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