Although it was once the place of cheap rents and gritty surroundings, London’s Shoreditch has become gentrified, almost to the point of being classy.
It was formerly a working-class area, but over the past 20 years it has seen businesses and people flock to it and turn it into the home of the hipsters.
However, it isn’t just hipsters who get to enjoy this part of the capital, as a lot of trendy restaurants and respected digital technology businesses have opened here.
Not only this, but the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City hotel is one major example of the high-end hotels that have set up in this part of town.
Exploring Shoreditch London
Why? Simply because it is attractive to a large group of people – largely millennials – who span a range of ages, job markets and have a myriad of interests.
Shoreditch caters for lovers of food, drinks, art, culture, live music and so much more besides that there really is no reason for you not to spend time there when you are visiting London.
We’ve outlined just a few things that you’re going to love about Shoreditch…
M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City hotel
There are so many people who trickle in and out of London for visits every year and still haven’t been to see the impressive features of Tech City, or Silicon Roundabout as it’s sometimes known.
Right in the middle of it all is the perfectly located M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City hotel, which is the best place for just about anyone to stay when they’re in the city.
Our restaurants have innovative chefs that put just as much attention to detail into making evening meals for you as they do when they’re poaching duck eggs for breakfast. A colourful and seasonal menu awaits you here and there is plenty of consideration given for those who have dietary issues or preferences.
In our bar we have speciality cocktails that are made with liqueurs and cordials that we make in-house. We also champion local breweries and are happy to serve beers and other drinks from the area so you really get a taste of Shoreditch.
Feeling like you need to be pampered? Our spa will take care of you: we have a variety of treatments ranging from quick manicures that you can get before or after a meeting, or spend 90 minutes getting a hot stone or deep tissue massage – the choice is yours!
This is an area that is adjacent to Shoreditch adjacent; in fact, it’s basically attached to it and they become somewhat intertwined. One thing that’s for sure is that you’ll want to go to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, as it’s one of the most famous places in the area.
Even if you don’t go to eat here – and you really should, particularly if you like your steak – you’ll love the live music that’s on basically every night of the week.
Urban Food Fest
This is a weekly street food and bar night that starts every Saturday at Euro Car Parks and it features 15 street food trucks and stalls that are different every time you go.
It starts from midday and closes around midnight and it’s free to enter, which is really rather special for London.
Enjoy tasting local and foreign foods and wash it all down at the cocktail bar, which serves craft beer, wine and even champagne if you’re in the mood.
Brick Lane Market
London is celebrated for its markets and this one on Brick Lane is among the favourites with the locals.
Open every Sunday, this market is the length of this long street, which runs like an artery through Shoreditch, and it’s yet another place to find amazing food.
Get your tastebuds ready to try a range of different cuisines from duck confit burgers to Bangladeshi curry – it might not all be your favourite, but you’ll never know if you don’t try.
Brick Lane itself also has a reputation for being a home of authentic Jewish bagels. Obviously any bageleries will be closed on a Sunday, but you’ll be able to get your hands on this traditional treat on other days of the week.
This is perhaps one of the quirkiest areas of the city and one place that has received lots of attention is Cereal Killer Cafe.
Don’t worry, it’s nowhere near as morbid as it sounds – it really is just a cafe that serves all kinds of cereal. However, it’s not as simple as a bowl of Cheerios with milk, because it proudly stocks cereals from all over the world and particularly from America.
The two owners – brothers from Northern Ireland – have devised a kind of menu with the cereals, adding strawberry milk and chocolate sauce to their concoctions.
If this all seems a bit much for the morning, stick with breakfast at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City hotel and go to Cereal Killer Cafe for one of their hot chocolates, which are made with ice cream, whipped cream and come served with a brownie.