More and more millenials are flocking to live, work and have fun in one of London’s coolest towns, Shoreditch, but just why is a fringe town in the East End of London getting such good reviews?
Cheaper Commercial Properties
When new graduates and business entrepreneurs have attempted to start their businesses in Central London, many have quickly found that the price of renting office or shop space is so prohibitive that they are unable to do it.
Exploring Shoreditch London
This has forced them to look further afield for an affordable space. As a result, lots of highly educated, bright and motivated professionals have moved to Shoreditch in recent years, taking up warehouse conversions and raising Shoreditch’s profile and bringing new bars, restaurants, galleries and up-market coffee shops to the area. The gamble paid off, and many of those entrepreneurs are now well paid and successful. After all, if you have fewer overheads then you make more profit. Today, Shoreditch is associated with artistic and expressionist culture and is considered to be a ‘hip’ and modern area of London, ideally suited to a new generation of up-starts.
Shoreditch was proclaimed the coolest place in London by Italian Vogue magazine in 2009. One of the reasons for this is the number of former industrial properties that have been converted into ‘digs’ or upmarket bachelor pads for enthusiastic professionals who want stylish and functional 21st century living spaces in a convenient location from their work. Why have a long commute when you don’t have to?
Great Educational Options
For young adults moving to the area to start their career or obtain additional training to help them with their business, Shoreditch has some great educational facilities for them with outstanding results
City University London in Islington is on the doorstep of Shoreditch and was ranked the number one university in London for student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey. The Sir John Cass Business School, part of the university, is also ranked in the top 1% worldwide by the Financial Times.
London Metropolitan University is just over a mile away and offers a variety of courses at different levels. There are also courses for international students if you’re thinking of moving to London from another country.
University of the Arts London is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university that provides courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts and it’s just a mile and a half away from Shoreditch.
Chicago Booth Universities is located near Shoreditch, just a block away from The Bank of England. It focuses on business, economics, marketing and finance.
The Guildhall School of Music and Drama located at The Barbican, just over half a mile away from Shoreditch, offers music, acting and theatre school training for those young people looking to start a career in drama.
These are just a few of the many educational establishments available to teens and young adults who live in Shoreditch.
Great Holiday Destination
If you are looking to stay in Shoreditch temporarily before deciding to move there or you want a holiday in a trendy area of London with all of London’s famous monuments on your doorstep and a luxury suite suited to a young professional, you could stay at M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel . Their tech enhanced rooms feature HD LCD TV’s, digital music library, direct dial phone and voice mail for the technology-savvy millennial new professional so you can keep tabs on your business while you relax in premier surroundings in one of London’s coolest cities. They also have facilities for you to meet with clients, should you need to schedule a meeting or conference.
Great Night Life
Shoreditch has lots of quality entertainment so you’ll never have the question of how to fill your spare time. One can easily experience the nightlife of Shoreditch at these venues:
The Shoreditch is a 50’s themed club with a DJ and live music.
The Book Club is a sophisticated club that holds workshops on music and poetry.
The East Village Club is a New York themed nightclub with a state of the art sound system.
Xoyo is a night club with live music and a DJ. It has been refurbished with a ‘street art’ design.
Being a professional living in Shoreditch also means you’re round the corner from all of London’s famous attractions and shops.
Shoreditch has plenty of galleries courtesy of the contemporary artists who have moved to the area. There is:
- The gallery in Redchurch Street
- Brick Lane Gallery
- Stolenspace Gallery
- Leonard Street Gallery
- La Scatola Gallery
- Aubin Gallery
- 5th Base Gallery
As well as being a bustling centre for artists, Shoreditch has many historical landmarks (for instance, Denis Sever’s House, a Georgian terrace house) and open spaces like Shoreditch Park that include an outdoor cinema so you can have nature and film at your fingertips.