London is one of the friendliest cities in the world for younger visitors, and Shoreditch represents a veritable ‘Gen Z’ hotspot. With plenty of great spaces worth adding to your itinerary during your stay, this guide to the top 5 iconic spots for Generation Z has everything you need to stay entertained…
1. Street Art Central
One thing Shoreditch certainly isn’t short of is great street art. In fact, the area is one of the top destinations in London for finding work by some of the urban art scene’s brightest lights and biggest stars. It’s also a place where those just getting started in street art tend to test their skills, so much so that there are plenty of great street art tours for you to get your teeth into, and lots of streets where the urban landscape has been formed primarily by street artists. Major places to grab some photos or seek a little creative inspiration include the Shoreditch Triangle and Redchurch Street.
2. Vintage Shopping Paradise
Shoreditch is known as a fantastic shopping destination, specialising in quirky and unique finds from both well-known and newbie designers. Vintage is a major part of fashion shopping here, and the emporium at Atika (formerly Blitz London) has a well-earned reputation as one of the biggest and best vintage stores in all of Europe. Offering over 20,000 vintage pieces, this has fast become the top venue for finding something truly original. Atika regularly competes with more conventional shopping spaces for both the cool factor and designer labels. If you’re staying at luxury rooms in Shoreditch, be sure to add a visit to your itinerary.
3. An Iconic Shoreditch Market
One of London’s most notable markets and an absolute Shoreditch mainstay, Brick Lane Market has a fantastic reputation, growing over the decades to develop into the sprawling shopping destination it is today. There’s a little bit of everything here, from homewares to clothing, unique crafts and art to jewellery and food. Why not consider adding a visit to your travel plans before indulging yourself at our spa near Shoreditch to unwind after a busy day of shopping?
4. A Unique Cinema Experience
If there’s a film you want to see in Shoreditch, head to the Electric Cinema. This cinema space is fabulously decadent, offering perhaps the most luxurious filmgoer experience in the city. With blankets, comfy sofas, table lamps and plenty of high-end experiences, this is a superb way to relax while you stay at M By Montcalm in Shoreditch.
5. Local Nightlife
Shoreditch is home to some of the city’s most iconic nightlife, so you’ll never be short of places to let loose during your stay. One of our favourites is The Book Club, which is particularly popular with Gen Z as a brunch spot and Friday night venue. A quick stroll around the district will uncover plenty of other hidden gems waiting to be discovered by intrepid young travellers.