When staying in Shoreditch, you’re perfectly placed to see a whole clutch of interesting and different places. And there’s nothing better than putting your feet to the pedals and exploring on a bike. With bikes publicly available nearly everywhere and drop off points equally ubiquitous in the capital, it’s a great way to see everything the area has to offer.
With this in mind, let’s look at some of the best, hippest places you can chart a course for.
Columbia Road Flower Market
One of the great joys of cycling is not just the good physical activity it provides, it’s also about the destination. And Columbia Road Flower Market is a wonderful place to visit.
Open every Sunday from 8am to 3pm, the flower market is just a great place to see, even if you don’t fancy grabbing some gorgeous flowers. But once you get there, you might feel compelled to, such is the aroma and the look of the place, with every kind of flower imaginable displayed in all their glory. It’s close to most of the top hotels Shoreditch and it won’t take you long to get there.
So, even if you do decide to buy some perfumed roses or glorious lilies, you don’t have far to go to get them back to your Montcalm Hotel London.
Old Spitalfields Market
If you decide to make a journey to Old Spitalfields Market, it’s probably a good idea to take some extra storage capabilities with you, as you will find something you want.
Whether it’s perfume, clothes, or books you’re after, Old Spitalfields Market has it. The sprawling space is packed with stalls and shopfronts that cater to every need, and you may very well find yourself with an arm of vinyl records before you know what’s happened.
It’s a great, lively place and it’s a good antidote to the regular shopping experiences of London. It’s also worth nothing that many small, very chic fashion designers start off at Old Spitalfields Market and you might just find a gem. And if you overindulge and end up wiped out, you’re perfectly placed to indulge in Montcalm Shoreditch spa deals.
Shoreditch’s answer to the South Bank, the Barbican is a great place to cycle to and check out the latest exhibitions and happenings.
There’s always something interesting happening at the Barbican – with August seeing a great, thought-provoking Dorothea Lang/ Vanessa Winship joint exhibition. On a daily basis, there are film showings of contemporary and older cinema, and there are also musical events on a near daily basis covering a broad range of styles. With so many different things going on, and it’s a great place to just rock up to and see what’s happening. Better still, it’s only a stone’s throw from the top hotels Shoreditch.
The Barbican is the ideal place to cycle to, take in what’s going on, soak up some culture and then enjoy the ride home – what could be better?