In recent years, Shoreditch has become the hip and trendy capital of London.
It has managed to usurp Camden as being the go-to places for quirky nightspots and for something out of the ordinary. Among the bars and restaurants, cafes and boutiques that populate this corner of east London are some of the best music venues, comedy clubs and cinemas that the city has to offer.
Exploring Shoreditch London
Staying at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City you are perfectly placed to enjoy all the fun and games that Shoreditch has to offer. You can start off with a meal in some of the best restaurants around before heading to a bar for a few drinks and then perhaps take in a gig, show or film. Maybe even party into the small hours at one of Shoreditch’s many clubs.
Here are our top picks of where to enjoy a night out in Shoreditch.
Old Blue Last – 38 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3ES
Just a few minutes walk from your hotel door is one of the most iconic gig venues in London – Old Blue Last. Established by the magazine Vice, this Shoreditch staple showcases all the best in upcoming music and has in the past hosted bands that have gone on to success on a global scales.
From the likes of Arctic Monkeys to Mumford & Sons to The Sunshine Underground to the great Kylie Minogue, the biggest and best acts have at one point graced this tiny stage. Check the listings on the venue’s website to see what is going on during your stay.
Comedy Cafe – 66-68 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
If you are looking for a laugh in the evening, there is no better place to indulge your funny bone than the Comedy Cafe. Again, only a couple minutes stroll from your hotel is the unmistakable red and yellow paint facade which greets you brazenly as you approach. What it lacks in aesthetics, it makes up in quality.
In the past, this quirky club has hosted such comedy greats as Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand and Mark Lamarr. Going on a weeknight will be cheaper but even the £16 charged on Fridays and Saturdays is worth it for the calibre of acts on display. And the drinks are reasonably priced, a novelty for London!
Barbican Theatre – Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
If you want to indulge in a spot of culture then why not take a trip to the Barbican Theatre? One of the UK’s largest arts centres, you will be able to watch everything from far-flung fantasy to dance and drama from some of the nation’s most established artists.
The Barbican has long been the London base of the Royal Shakespeare Company but there is much more to this grand old theatre.