5 Awesome Things to do in Shoreditch for First Time Visitors


There are lots of great things to do on your first visit to Shoreditch. It’s one of the most creative spaces in the city, so you’re sure to find lots of occupy you and plenty to see, ensuring you make the very most of your trip. We’ve compiled this quick guide to five awesome activities and locations to check out as you get acclimatized to London…

Visit a Local Museum

If you’ve ever wondered what life was like in London centuries ago, then a trip to the Geffrye Museum will bring the city’s past to life in glorious detail! First opened in 1914, the museum houses everything from unique furniture through to paintings, gadgetry from prior decades and even a few pieces of Victorian taxidermy. There’s a delightful garden to visit too, if the weather is good enough for a stroll.

See the Amazing Street Art

Shoreditch is very well known for its incredible street art, and nowhere is this truer than at Redchurch Street. A trip here is not only a must-see for getting a real feel for the local culture, but taking a few photos will look amazing on your social media. Other key locations to see some of the city’s best street art in Shoreditch include Brick Lane, Toynbee Street and Bell Lane. There are official tours to take if you’d rather upgrade the experience, or you can go solo and discover everything for yourself while staying at hotels near Silicon Roundabout

Check out the Shoreditch Nightlife

As a vibrant and ever-changing part of the city, Shoreditch is well-known for its nightlife, including an array of fantastic cocktail bars perfect for starting your night out in style. Speakeasy-style venue Nightjar is a particularly impressive space, with a seemingly bottomless drinks menu and live music throughout the year. If you’re staying at our nearby budget hotel rooms in Shoreditch, this should definitely make its way onto your itinerary.

Drink Tea at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Whether you’re a fan of felines or simply want to try one of the most famous venues in Shoreditch for yourself, a trip to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the quirky local scene. The cafe offers a traditional afternoon tea served in the company of the cafe’s resident cats, and there’s also a range of events like knitting nights which will help you learn something new while you’re in the city. Great for a fun trip while you stay at hotels near Silicon Roundabout.

Head to Columbia Road Market

London is filled with incredible markets, and Columbia Road Flower Market is one of the best. Each weekend this is the place to go for stunning flowers and great bargains. It opens early and there’s lots to see, so head here for an early morning stroll as a great introduction to London’s market culture.