Shoreditch is a great place to spend a few hours, but if you only have a little time to explore, here are six great ways to see as much as possible on a tight timescale…
Check out some street art
London is filled with incredible street art, and Shoreditch is home to some of the very best. With creators ranging from amazing new artists to established legends like Banksy, Redchurch Street is the main hub of street art activity and a great area to visit if you’re low on time but still want to see some of the major sights that Shoreditch has to offer.
If you have an hour or so, then why not join one of the many street art tours? If you’re in even more of a rush, then just head here yourself with a camera, and you’re sure to leave inspired following your stay at our hotels near Shoreditch Station.
Browse an art gallery
It should come as no surprise that an arty area like Shoreditch is home not only to street art, but to plenty of incredible artistic venues and art galleries too. If you have an hour to spare, then head to one of the best to see emerging artists before they break through. The Brick Lane Gallery houses contemporary fine art, including some of the finest pieces from artists with an international presence. If you feel like something a little more avant garde, then the White Cube Gallery is the ideal space, with works by famous artists from the British scene including Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.
Have a quick meal
One of the benefits of staying in Shoreditch is being close some of the best eateries in London, not least at your own hotel. While staying at spa hotels in Shoreditch like the Montcalm, you have access to an on-site restaurant for grabbing a quick bite to eat before heading off on your adventures in the city and beyond.
Step into London’s past
A quick visit to the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch is a wonderful way to see how London’s interior design has developed over the centuries. The house itself is over 300 years old, and contains artefacts ranging through its entire lifespan. There are some incredible finds on offer here, perfect for guests at hotels near Shoreditch Station eager to see as much as possible at a speedy pace.
Enjoy some local shopping
A trip to BoxPark Shoreditch is the ideal way to check out fantastic local finds without flagging behind on the rest of your itinerary. There’s an eclectic mixture of brands and independent labels on offer here, so you’re sure to find an intriguing memento of your visit.
Head to a Shoreditch market
A trip to the market needn’t burn through too much of your travel time. Simply plan in advance and decide which market you’re visiting – in Shoreditch, you have plenty to choose from, including vintage markets, flower markets and foodie markets galore.