Shoreditch is one of London’s most popular areas for visitors, and it’s not hard to see why. From the eclectic nightlife to the vibrant street markets, scenery and attractions, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re planning your own visit this month, here are our top picks of all the things to see and do while you’re here…
Visit a local cinema
East London is known for being home to great cinemas, so if there’s something you’re eager to see – or you want to discover a new favourite – then head to Electric Cinema. This is cinema reinvented, with plush seating, individual tables and a real vintage, luxury feel. No matter what film you go to see, you’re sure to leave feeling like you’ve really indulged yourself! Finish the evening with a trip to one of the restaurants in Shoreditch, and you’ll soon be feeling like a local.
Check out the street art
London is filled with great street art, but it’s particularly concentrated in Shoreditch. Redchurch Street is one of the most impressive spaces to see urban art in the city, with work by well-known and unknown artists alike providing a vibrant and ever-changing backdrop to your travels. If you’re staying at Shoreditch London accommodation, be sure to either go it alone and see for yourself, or join one of the many tours which help guide you through the street art scene.
Try some Shoreditch street food
If you head to Brick Lane, you’ll find tons of fantastic street food in addition to the many restaurants in Shoreditch. Sometimes you simply want to grab a bite to eat and go – if this sounds like you, then you’re in luck, with everything from yummy Thai dishes to bagels, pizza and more all providing the perfect speedy snack.
Head to a Shoreditch club
The area surrounding Shoreditch has plenty of fantastic nightspots for enjoying a great night out, so this is your chance to try some of the very best. The nightlife here is famed throughout the city, so head to event spaces like The Book Club for a low-key evening or to larger nightclubs like Cargo and XOYO for a truly unforgettable night in London.
Enjoy a shopping spree
No visit to Shoreditch would be complete without a thorough exploration of all the local shopping haunts, including the notorious BoxPark, which contains a one-of-a-kind mall experience. Catering to independent creators and big brands alike, this is also a great space to see live music and take part in events throughout the year.
See the Columbia Road Flower Market
London’s markets are unmissable for visitors and locals alike, and the Columbia Road Flower Market is one of the very best ways to see the sights in style. From the bustling early morning start to the wind down at around 3pm, this is a fantastic place to enjoy the spectacle of it all – and of course indulge in the incredible floral aroma of the market itself.