When choosing a hotel in Shoreditch there is no better place than the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City.
Not only is this boutique hotel both stylish and luxurious but it sits in the heart of one of the trendiest parts of London. There is an abundance of bars and restaurants dotted around the area making it absolutely ideal for a night out while buses, trains and Tubes easily connect you with the rest of the capital.
So what is there to do within walking distance of your hotel? Here are a few ideas if you find yourself stuck for some afternoon entertainment.
Bunhill Fields – 38 City Road, EC1Y 1AU
Turn right out of your hotel and head towards Old Street Underground station and just a bit further is Bunhill Fields. It is no more than a ten-minute walk to this attraction and is well worth a visit.
Bunhill Fields is a small, wooded dissenters’ cemetery and is the resting place of around 120,000 non-conformists from the 1800s. Among the bodies buried here are William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe, the latter writing the novel Robinson Crusoe.
Nowadays the area is used by workers to escape the hubbub of the city for maybe an hour or so.
Victoria Miro – 16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, N1 7RW
Turn left out of the M by Montcalm and follow City Road until you reach Wharf Road. Turn right here and follow it up and there you find the Victoria Miro.
This is a perfect attraction for all you culture vultures. The gallery moved to Wharf Road in 2000 and is home to a number of contemporary art exhibitions. All the greatest artists have used this space to showcase their work over the years.
The likes of Peter Doig, Conrad Shawcross and Turner Prize winners Chris Ofili and Grayson Perry have all had exhibitions displayed at Victoria Miro.
Geffrye Museum – 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA
Around a 15 minute walk from your hotel. Take a left from the doors and then another left up Bevenden Street before turning right onto Crondall Street. Follow this to Falkirk Street before turning left onto Kingsland Road and you will reach your destination.
Exploring East London
Geffrye Museum is one of the quirkier museums in London. It focuses on the changing style of English interior design and charts the varying trends from the 1600s right up to present day. It is one of the very museums that has both William Morris and Ikea under one roof but is a real experience to visit.