In our latest stroll down series we will explore the vibrant and bustling area of Shoreditch and all that it has to offer. We will share some of the well know hotspots and some of the lesser known places. Shoreditch is famous for being a true cultural melting pot of people, places and food. It is where you will be greeted by up and coming fashion designers to well know family restaurants. Shoreditch has always a seemingly gritty, urban edge but new affluence has changed it’s perception however don’t be fooled Brick Lane Market is still one of the trendiest places in London.
Brick Lane Market
Brick lane market is at the heart of Shoreditch it is a must visit, it runs on Sunday from 9am-5pm, with a plethora of stalls from antiques, boutique clothing to local cuisine and everything in between. The market is a favourite amongst locals and tourist alike, it has an electric atmosphere and is also the hub of the local Bangladeshi community! The market runs from northern end of Brick Lane and along Cheshire Street. Our favourite place to visit is the Boiler House, essentially a warehouse with filled with the finest food vendors serving up the finest in authentic cuisines from across the world in a canteen style setting and best of all it has a lovely secret outdoor beer garden, for the warmer days!
8 Hoxton Square
Choosing one place to recommend in all of Shoreditch is no small feat and we are sure there will be some who disagree, but this is our personal favourite place to eat to start or top off a perfect day in East London, 8 Hoxton Square. Located on 10 Greek Street, 8 Hoxton Square is a homely restaurant serving delicious British and Mediterranean dishes with fresh seasonal produce and the welcoming environment means you can truly relax and enjoy the wonderful food and drink on offer.
This is definitely our favourite waterhole in Shoreditch, it’s a small hip speakeasy located in the basement and acts as the perfect place for a nightcap. Serving high end cocktails delivered by professional mixologists, we recommend booking before visiting as space can be scarce.
The Shoreditch boxpark is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the area and its distinctive design means it is easily visible when leaving the station. The boxpark is a collection of artfully placed shipping containers (think Tetris) which is home to a number of independent and global pop-up stores, fashion labels and lifestyle brands. On the upper level is also where you’ll find a range of cuisines stalls serving great street foods!
Shoreditch is a jewel in the crown of East London, it is definitely a must visit for all guests this summer. Shoreditch’s vibrant surroundings and makes it one of the most unique areas of London and you will never be short of choice for places to visit, eat and drink, only short on time!
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