Reasons to visit Shoreditch on your gap year


A gap year is a perfect chance for aspiring students and young travellers to broaden their horizons and gain valuable life experience. If you’re planning to travel the world, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to see London.

Amongst the many wonderful areas in the capital, Shoreditch offers some of the best cultural experiences for gap year travellers. For your chance to explore the historic borough, book your stay at the M by Montcalm Tech City and discover the hidden treasures near our luxury suites in Shoreditch.

Art and culture

There is no shortage of art houses, galleries and museums dotted around London but if you’re looking for cultural diversity and creativity, there’s no better place than Shoreditch. The borough is home to an array of artistic institutions such as the Geffrye Museum which specialises in documenting the history of London and the Brick Lane Gallery which is known for showcasing the best contemporary artwork from British artists. As you explore Shoreditch you will also find incredible street art on the walls and streets of the borough itself.



The entertainment venues in and around Shoreditch are some of the best in the city and regularly host a number of incredible performers. If you like to keep it simple and want to see some of the best undiscovered performers in London perform live, choose places like Hoxton Square to enjoy great music and a lively atmosphere. For a bit more choice, check out the famous Barbican Centre to find a line-up of legendary performers from around the world specialising in everything from live poetry readings to musical spectaculars. Needless to say, you’ll never get bored staying at our suites in Shoreditch.


If you’re looking to cut loose and have fun on your gap year before settling down into a job or full-time study, Shoreditch offers an experience like no other. With clubs, pubs and venues ranging from the quaint to the extravagant, there’s something to match everyone’s taste. Take a stroll down to Cranwood Street and step inside prohibition-inspired Nightjar for a quiet drink or head over to the popular XOYO and dance the night away to some of the best DJ sets in London.


Food and drink

You’ll never struggle to find somewhere to eat in London but if you’re looking to try something new, Shoreditch is a melting pot of flavours. Take a stroll over to Brick Lane and you’ll find a plethora of street vendors dishing up all kinds of recipes from around the world. From authentic Indian cuisine to traditional Italian treats, your taste buds will be taken on an adventure around the world. If you’re travelling with your partner and you’d prefer a more elegant setting, there are plenty of places to enjoy a romantic dinner meal for two. Shoreditch High Street is a great place to start your search for a luxury restaurant.