When you’re visiting Shoreditch, there’s a dizzying array of things to experience. As a creative hub in metropolitan London, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do. If you’re not sure where to start, our Shoreditch bucket list will ensure that you can tick off some of the must visit experiences in Shoreditch.
Explore the markets
Is there any activity that’s more synonymous with Shoreditch and East London than exploring the markets? It’s a truly authentic London experience. The famous Columbia Road Flower Market is colourful, vibrant and a perfect Sunday morning activity to add to your plans. The Brick Lane market is a melting pot of cultures that reflects modern London, while Whitechapel Market will certainly tempt you away from the high street. When you’ve chosen M by Montcalm Shoreditch rooms, it’s simple to drop off your bargain purchases before heading out again.
Take a drink on a rooftop bar
London is known for its exceptional drinking establishments and Shoreditch is no different. The rooftop bars in this area are an excellent place to take in the London atmosphere during the evenings. Whether you prefer a craft Ale or signature cocktail, there’s a Shoreditch bar where you can tick this off your bucket list. The Shoreditch Sky Terrace, Culpeper, Boundary and Queen of Hoxton are all options to consider.
See the famous street art
One of the things that Shoreditch is well known for is its street art. You’ll find hidden gems around almost every corner as you explore the streets, including works by renowned artists such as Banksy, Zabou and Lewis Campbell. If you really want to get an insider perspective of the Shoreditch art scene, there are several different tours that start not far from our boutique hotels Shoreditch.
Shop the vintage stores
If you love vintage fashion, you’ll love discovering the independent shops of Shoreditch. There are plenty of beautiful items to be uncovered during a day’s shopping. Among the best stores to visit to find your next wardrobe staple are Absolute Vintage and Blitz on Hanbury Street and Rokit Vintage, Roccoco Fina Vintage and Hunky Dory Vintage located on the famous Brick Lane. Staying at one of the M by Montcalm Shoreditch rooms means you’re perfectly placed for picking up vintage pieces.
Head to an independent cinema
Shoreditch is all about creativity and independent business owners, giving it a unique vibe. When you’re looking for a way to catch the latest film in fun surroundings, an independent cinema is a must and something that deserves to be included on your Shoreditch bucket list. Rich Mix, Electric Cinema and Close-up Cinema are all arthouses to consider no matter the weather. If you’re planning a Shoreditch adventure in the summer months, Pillow Cinema holds events at some of the rooftop locations in Shoreditch – keep an eye on their programme.
Sample the street food
Shoreditch is filled with appetising restaurants but when you’re on the go, street food is a great option. With a big cultural mix, Shoreditch has more street food options than you’ll have time to sample. Dinerama is a mouth-watering place filled with delicious options. At the market you can tuck into everything from pizza and burgers to Swedish barbeque and Taiwanese steamed buns – you’re show to find something that will catch your eye.