Shoreditch is easily one of the most fashionable areas in London and has become home to all manner of bars, restaurants, galleries, clubs and live music venues. At the moment you can’t turn around without stumbling into a new opening, which is what makes it such an exciting place for you to visit when you’re on holiday.
It’s great whether you’re interested in learning about the history of the area, fascinated with all things digital and tech based or are a proper night owl who likes dancing the evening away.
It’s really easy to get to because there are a lot of stations served by both mainline train services and, of course, the Tube.
Most people who are coming into the city via the train arrive at King’s Cross train station and for this reason we’ve detailed how easy it is for you to get to Shoreditch from there and some of the fun things you can do when you get to this part of East London.
All you really have to do is make sure that you’re prepared and that you’ve organised your travel from King’s Cross to Shoreditch and you’ll be able to find it really easily.
The most obvious route is for you to take the Northern line on the Tube from King’s Cross to Old Street, which is just three minutes walk from M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel. The journey will take just four minutes and the trains leave every five minutes, so it’ll be really easy for you to get to Shoreditch in good time.
You can also get to Shoreditch on the bus by taking the 205 or N205 from King’s Cross and then ride it to Great Eastern Street. Again, they leave frequently, in ten-minute intervals, so you won’t have long to wait but the journey itself is 20 minutes making the overall trip much longer.
Although it might seem unusual for us to recommend that you go shopping in Shoreditch instead of suggesting you head to the department stores in Oxford Street and Knightsbridge, we promise you won’t be disappointed when you get there.
Unlike the rest of the city, shopping in Shoreditch is much less busy and is quite a relaxing practice as a result.
Get yourself to Redchurch Street where you’ll find lots of gems, including customisable perfume shops and lesser-spotted but extremely talented designers.
From Brick Lane and beyond you’ll notice that there is a lot of graffiti and spray paint decorating the streets and walls. Although there is a good variety of galleries, some of the most exciting art is to be found when you’re walking out and about.
The Shoreditch Triangle, which is opposite the train station, is a good place to start but there are also great local tour guides that will take you through some of the history of the art and the people who make it.
If you get hungry you’ll certainly be able to find great food anywhere and if you’re on a budget we recommend you indulge in some of the high quality and delicious street food that’s on offer.
Go to Food Village where you’ll find everything from steak sandwiches and tacos to sushi and authentic Indian cuisine – you can’t go wrong!
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