Many people come to Shoreditch for the markets and the nightlife – but there’s much more to the area than that! If you’re a regular and you’re already well-acquainted with these aspects of Shoreditch life, here’s our guide to a few more unusual activities to enjoy during your stay.
1. Go shopping at BoxPark
Boxpark Shoreditch was Created in 2011 however, opened in October 2016, made from 60 recycled shipping containers and covering two floors. It included some 19 restaurants and bars alongside 27 shops – but has since been redeveloped and now the upper floor is focused on providing some truly delicious street food to enjoy during your stay at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City. Boxpark was described as ‘the world’s first pop up mall’, and remains a popular bohemian destination offering a glimpse at recycled design as well as plenty of fantastic shopping opportunities all under one roof.
2. Catch a movie at an East London cinema
Heading to the cinema might not sound like the most obvious way to spend your time when visiting Shoreditch again, but as you’ll see when you head to Electric Cinema, that all depends on the venue! Beyond the tourist traps like Brick Lane Market, you’ll find that there’s much more to Shoreditch than initially meets the eye, and this luxurious cinema is a case in point. Plush seating and your own individual table (and lamp!) lend an opulent feel to your evening of cinema – and get you away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a couple of relaxing hours.
3. Relax at the hotel spa
The M by Montcalm in Shoreditch offers much more than just great accommodation; we also go above and beyond to ensure our visitors have access to some of the best spa treatments in London. A trip to the in-house Spa provides luxury within the confines of our own venue, ensuring you can pamper yourself or treat someone else without having to scour the city. Our full treatment list is available on our website and provides experiences sure to help you unwind and feel completely pampered and refreshed – ready to take on London with renewed energy and enthusiasm.
4. Take a London Street Art Tour
London’s East End, and Shoreditch in particular, is filled with some of the best street art in the city. There are lots of ways of seeing it – art is all around you here, painted and sprayed onto the walls by noted artists like Banksy. However, there are also more structured ways of making sure you catch all the greats, like taking a street art tour of Shoreditch. These guided tours are regularly voted one of the best things to do in London, walking you through the inspiration behind the artwork you see and bringing you closer to the work itself.