Shoreditch is a great part of London for a weekend visit. Filled with plenty to see and do, this thriving area will provide you with plenty to enjoy during the couple of days you spend here. Here’s our guide to spending the perfect weekend in Shoreditch….
Enjoy Some Fine Dining
Shoreditch is home to some of London’s most impressive eateries, as well as a thriving street food scene – meaning whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it here. East London has a notable dining scene including the style-conscious modern café Albion, serving up an all-day menu of some of Britain’s best-loved dishes in minimalist surroundings. If you feel like preparing something yourself or grabbing something to eat on the go, you can always stop by the bakery or arrive later in the day to enjoy the bar or pie rooms.
If you’re seeking a tasty handmade pizza, Homeslice sells both whole pizzas and delicious slices in a wide array of flavours. If you’re looking for a fine balance of the greatest street foods in the area, then head to the Urban Food Fest, perfect for an afternoon of enjoying the best in local food and drink while staying at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City.
Explore Shoreditch Street Art
This part of London is famous for the sheer quantity and quality of its street art, with an eclectic range of street artists creating beautiful works of art. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can head out from your suites in Shoreditch to enjoy one of Alternative London’s great street art tours. A knowledgeable local will guide you through some of the most significant pieces of street art in Shoreditch.
Step Back in Time with the Geffrye Museum
Billed as the ‘museum of the home’, this Shoreditch museum explores the history of homes from 1600 right up until modern day. The museum includes themed period rooms and a fully-restored reading room, perfect for history lovers to enjoy some of London’s heritage.
The museum also goes one step further, demonstrating how interior style was influenced by societal change and behaviour during the time periods covered. There’s also a fully restored almshouse, providing an intriguing glimpse at housing designed for the poor and elderly, and stunning historic gardens complete with a garden reading room perfect for a little relaxation while staying at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London.
Browse a Local Art Gallery
It’s not just street art that’s thriving in Shoreditch, but other forms of modern art as well. The area has plenty of exciting art galleries to explore during your weekend break, including the contemporary fine art gallery The Brick Lane Gallery and the ultra-modern White Cube gallery. Here, artists from around the world are regularly on display, alongside a great roster of in-house talent cultivated by the museum itself. Perfect for rounding out a relaxed weekend in Shoreditch!