As a constantly adapting city that’s always on the move, it should come as no surprise that London is a favourite with millennials all over the world. Due to its size there is always somewhere new to go and whether you prefer chilling in the pub, going on a huge night out or soaking up some authentic culture with a walking tour, London has something to offer you.
Exploring East London
We’ve outlined a couple of areas in the city that are sure to whet the appetite of any millennial whether you’re an inhabitant of the Big Smoke or just visiting.
Dalston is a part of Hackney borough in east London, which is one of the hippest areas in the city and a sure favourite with millennials.
It’s particularly good if you consider yourself a night owl, as there are a huge amount of bars and clubs that are open until the wee hours of the morning. Due to the fact that there are so many places open late, you’ll also find lots of places to eat – you can find a good range of world cuisine in the area too, so don’t be afraid to be adventurous.
Some of the best late-night venues in Dalston include Dalston Superstore, which is quirky and arty, The Dalston Jazz Bar and Visions Video Bar.
To get to Dalston from M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel, take the number 76 bus from Moorfields Eye Hospital (Stop A) to Kingsland High Street (Stop L). From here, it’s a nine-minute walk to the area. If you prefer, you could take a taxi, which will reduce travel time to around 12 minutes but it does depend on the time of day.
You’ll find Lower Clapton in the borough of Hackney too in the east of the city, in fact it’s located right by Central Hackney, making it very easy to find.
For most Londoners the work-life balance is a bit harder to manage than in most other places of the world, purely because everything is so fast in the city all the time. However, there are areas to find some quiet, and Lower Clapton is one district that is particularly relaxing.
Lots of bars and coffee shops are the order of the day in this part of east London, take for example Hatch Homerton; this little nook holds lots of events and is a coffee shop, co-working space, bar, furniture dealer and even a barber shop. During the day make sure you have a coffee and a night swap to beer or wine – there’s plenty to choose from.
If you have a hankering to check out some local independent businesses, look no further than Hackney Downs Studios. In here you’ll find the building hosting yoga studios, bike repair shops and a cafe or two.
Lower Clapton is 29 minutes from M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City hotel and to get there you’ll head to the Moorfields Eye Hospital Bus Stop (Stop A) and look for the 141 bus, which will take you to Newington Green (Stop NK). From there, you need to swap to the number 236 bus and take it nine minutes to Homerton Hospital Wardle Street. Alternatively, a taxi will take you 20 minutes, provided it isn’t during a heavy-traffic time of the day.
Shoreditch is a great destination for anyone who’s going to London, if only for the vast range of things that you can see and do there.
Again, it’s in the east of the city, and one thing Shoreditch is particularly well known for is its art culture, but you won’t just find it in galleries, as most of the district’s art is on its streets. Walk up to Shoreditch from Brick Lane to appreciate the best and brightest of the area’s graffiti.
Street food is a big deal in this part of the city too, which you will largely find in Food Village on Shoreditch High Street. Enjoy anything from burritos to steak sandwiches, but if you don’t fancy something there, you can always try Pump Street Food Market, which is just up the road.
Nightlife here is lively to say the least, try Bedroom Bar if you want a big night out but also don’t want to break the bank.
We recommend you start your experience in this district at Shoreditch High Street, which is just a 14-minute walk from our lovely hotel in Tech City.
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