Why Shoreditch is Considered the Home of Entertainment

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Shoreditch once used to be one of the most popular places in London. It was famous for its theatres, fashion and entertainment. Although it lost its glory somewhere after the mid 19th century, it has gained back all its splendour and pride in the past few years. With the opening up of many multi-national IT firms’ offices, the entire neighbourhood has come alive to its old, stylish and entertaining self. Today, Shoreditch is considered among the best places to stay, especially for those on a business trip.

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Even if you are on a business trip and have hectic schedule to keep up, take some time out in the evening and visit some of the popular nearby attractions. These places are a must visit while you are anywhere around Shoreditch.

The Parish Church

Often called just the ‘Shoreditch Church’, you probably recognise this name from the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons. This 18th century church is a legend and a must visit, located at the easy to reach High Street intersection.

Geffrye Museum

This is a very unique museum, displaying the changes in homes, giving an overview of how things, tastes and lifestyles have changed over the years. Entry to the museum is free and you can visit from 10 to 5 p.m. It is nice place to collect memorabilia and nice place for kids  learn and have fun. It is located on City Road and is just 12 minutes; walk from both Shoreditch High Street and Hoxton Tube stations.

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Curtain Theatre

This theatre was opened in 1577. Although it was closed in the year 1622, it still remains a topic of discussion and an interesting place to see, especially after archaeologists uncovered some remains of the archaic theatre. It was the leading venue for Lord Chamberlain’s Men and Shakespeare’s Company.

Victorian Entertainment

Shoreditch is the site of London’s first theatre so naturally there is a lot to explore in the area if you are at all interested. You can go on guided tours to old theatres and Victorian music halls present in the area.