Situated in one of London’s most happening areas, Lamb Street runs off Commercial Street in Shoreditch.
As with many streets in this area, it has seen an injection of culture in recent years as creative types have come along and set up restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries and shops. Indeed, the process has become known as the ‘Shoreditchification’ of London.
It means that visitors to the area can look forward to plenty of fashionable places, while its excellent location means people can walk to the Spitalfields and Brick Lane markets in just a couple of minutes.
Moreover, there are a series of nearby streets (including Hanbury Street, Wilkes Street and Folgate Street) that boast a range of bars and diners for those who want to grab a quick bite in between all of their exploring.
Lamb Street is quite an expensive area to rent or live in, with the average asking rent put at £2,137 pcm.
Getting to Lamb Street by tube
- Liverpool Street station (0.3 miles away) – Head southeast on Sun Street Passage and then take a slight right at Pindar Street. Next, continue on to Spital Square and then continue on to Lamb Street. The walk will take about seven minutes.
- Aldgate East station (0.4 miles away) – Head northeast on Whitechapel High Street towards Commercial Street. Turn left on Commercial Street, take a slight right to stay on the street and then turn left on to Lamb Street. This walk will take about eight minutes.
Parking near Lamb Street
The following car parks are all within a ten-minute walk of Lamb Street:
- Spitalfields Car Park (Eden House, Spital Square, Spitalfields, London E1)
- Sclater Street Car Park (Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1)
- Great Eastern Street NCP (35 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A)
- Leonard Street Car Park (Leonard Street, London EC2A)
- Clere Street NCP (Clere Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A)
- Paul Street NCP (62 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A)
- Finsbury Square NCP (Finsbury Square, City, London EC2A)
Shopping in Lamb Street
Inspitalfields (13 Lamb St, London E1 6EA)
Selling fine furniture, lifestyle essentials, gifts and greeting cards since 1993, Inspitalfields is one of the best independent boutiques in London. It attracts both international and local visitors, and has a huge array of unique items. The store started out as a market stall, but quickly developed a reputation as offering an ever-changing product selection as it seeks to offer a genuine alternative to the high street. The creative hub is famous for offering an engaging environment where people can quite easily spend an hour or two.
Jigsaw – Spitalfields Menswear Store (11 Lamb St, London E1 6EA)
This British company has been involved in the clothing industry for over 40 years and its aim is simple – to sell affordable, fashionable clothes in stylish surroundings. Its branding is based around “country living, quirkiness, irreverence and humour” and seeks to evoke a quintessentially British vibe.
The Lollipop Shoppe (10 Lamb Street, London, E1 6EA)
Specialising in furniture and accessories, this design shop showcases a select group of international designers, with the focus very much on re-issued mid-century modern classics. Expect to see designers such as Eames and Ercol here.
The Mercantile London (17 Lamb Street, London, E1 6EA)
The independent women’s clothing store offers a “vintage vibe and relaxed feel” that makes it perfect for ladies who prefer a contemporary style. It also has a ‘value for money mantra’ that means people will not be left out of pocket if they see an item they just must have.
The Dr Martens Store (15 Lamb Street, London, E1 6EA)
This iconic footwear brand and retailer supplies chunky shoes and work boots in a number of colours and patterns. Their products use real leather and have been in fashion for a number of generations.
- Electric Cinema (Aubin & Wills Store, 64-66 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP)
- Barbican Centre (Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS)
- The Former Shoreditch Underground Station (7 Code Street, London E1 5ER)
- Prince Charles Cinema (7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY)
Nearby places to visit
- The Old Truman Brewery (91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1)
- Bishopsgate Institute (230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M)
- ClueQuest (11 Plough Yard, EC2A)
- Rich Mix Centre (35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1)
- Comedy Cafe (66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A)
- Heroes Grotto of Comedy (27 Throgmorton Street, EC2N)
- Barbican Centre (Silk Street, City, London EC2Y)
- 71a Gallery (71a Leonard Street, EC2A)
- Spitalfields City Farm (Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1)
- Bank of England Museum (Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R)