What to do around City Road


City Road sits in the heart of London and is an ideal place to base yourself for your trip to the English capital.

At one end, you have the quirkiness and trendy Shoreditch while at the other you have the laid back area of Islington. Staying in this part of London means you are not far from an abundance of attractions whether you want to enjoy a night of culture or spend it partying into the early hours.

There is plenty to see and do around the area not to mention the huge variety of shops, restaurants and bars. In theory, you could spend a day indulging in a spot of retail therapy and then while away the evening with a top class meal and a few cocktails.

If you looking to base yourself on City Road, here is the a brief tourist guide to the area.

What to see and do

No matter what your preference, there is something to do along City Road and, due to its location, there are plenty of things just a short walk away. Whether you are looking to take a whole day out or just a stolen afternoon, you are spoilt for choice in terms of your options. Here are just a few places to go.

Barbican Centre – Silk Street, EC2Y (around a ten-minute walk from Old Street Underground station).

Barbican Theatre – Silk Street, EC2Y

Aubin Cinema – 64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 (ten-minute walk from Old Street Underground station)

O2 Academy Islington – 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, N1 0PS (around a 20 minute walk from City Road)

Rich Mix Cinema – 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E16LA (12 minutes from Old Street Underground station)

Underground travel from City Road

City Road is well served by the London Underground network with two stations at either end. At the north end, there is Angel while at the southern end is Old Street.

Old Street – Old Street, EC1Y 1BE (served by the Northern line)

Angel – City Road, EC1V 1NE (served by the Northern line)

Staying on City Road

If you are planning a stay on City Road then look no further than the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City. This lavish boutique hotel provides everything you could ask for in a five-star hotel. Opened in the spring of 2015, it provides the perfect base for anyone visiting Shoreditch or any other attraction.