The area surrounding the M By Montcalm in Shoreditch is synonymous with vibrancy and quirkiness, and it’s no wonder why. With plenty of offbeat areas for you to discover, this guide to the four most weirdly cool spots near the hotel should provide lots of exploration within easy reach of your London base…
Browse the Local Street Art
Shoreditch is very well known for its local street art, with established street artists like Banksy regularly adorning buildings with their unique designs. There are a number of tours which will help guide you through the major street art destinations in the area, or you can choose to go it alone and simply browse with your camera!
Close to the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel you’ll find a wealth of fantastic finds, as the street art is quite literally everywhere. As a popular way to spend some time as both a local and a visitor to the area, you’ll soon be delighting at the stories behind the artwork if you do choose to go for a guided tour.
Discover a Shoreditch Market
Markets are a major way of life in Shoreditch, offering everything from great clothes to food, accessories and art. Before heading to pamper yourself at the M by Montcalm Spa, this is a fabulous way to immerse yourself in local culture and style. You might even find something unique to take back home with you as a gift or memento of your travels. Some of the local markets are relatively weather-proof, so you can shop till you drop, come rain or shine.
Head to BoxPark Shoreditch
One of the quirkiest bits of the area, BoxPark Shoreditch is fashioned entirely from shipping containers, and now houses a wide range of boutiques, unique pop-up shops and homewares destinations ideal for finding something a little out of the ordinary during your stay at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel. BoxPark is popular with local hipsters, but also attracts visitors from all over the world who are eager to discover what really makes this trendy part of London tick. If you want to be among them, you should make a beeline for this most unusual of shopping centres.
See a Film at Electric Cinema
As a naturally creative area, film is a big deal in Shoreditch. As such, there are a number of fantastic ways to see a movie in unusual settings. Rooftop cinema experiences are popular during the summer months, but if you’d rather stay indoors, opt for Electric Cinema, which switches up normal cinema seats for sprawling armchairs and gives each guest their own individual table and table lamp. It’s like a normal cinema, but upgraded and altogether more decadent! Showing both classics and new releases, this is one way to really indulge your love of film in style.