Why you should stay in Shoreditch when visiting London

What I love about London? This city is so versatile like hardly any other city in the world. And nowhere else you can see this versatility clearer than in Shoreditch. Therefore this part of the city is my favorite one. While business people work in the skyscrapers at Liverpool Street, street artists look for new inspiration at Brick Lane or create a new artwork on the colorful walls. For lunch everyone meets around the Victorian market hall of Old Spitalfields Markets to enjoy the international food and the first pint. Also at night there is always something going on in the various pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs. I promise it is really worth staying here although there are none of the well-known sightseeing spots.


Accomodations in Shoreditch

Point A Hotel Shoreditch

The hotel Point A Hotel is one of the cheapest in Shoreditch (from 59£/Night). The rooms are small but clean and modern.

AirBnB in Shoreditch

A nice alternative to a hotel is AirBnB.


The best restaurants and delicious street food in Shoreditch

Rossopomodoro (1 Rufus Street, London N1 6PE)

Delicious pizza and pasta in great atmosphere - open kitchen, brick walls, cosy interior, nice waiters. Link

Jamie´s Italien (38 Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8AY)

Try the famous food of the well-known TV chef Jamie Oliver. Link

Pizza Express (49-51 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT)

Some extraordinary pizza creations and pizza for fitness junkies with a hole in the middle which is filled with salad (under 600 kcal). Link

The Diner (128-130 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AQ)

Guess what- it´s a restaurant in the style of an american diner: Delicious burger at very good prices (approx. 13€ for a cheeseburger,  chips & a coke). Link

Beigel Bake or Beigel Shop (159 bzw. 155 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB)

Both offer delicious bagels. Try both or choose the shortest queue.

Brick Lane Market

The food here is one of the best street foods in London.

Pret a Manger (192 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6HU)

Lunch at the british sandwich chain is always a good idea. Additionally to sandwiches they offer salads, soups, sushi, croissants, fruits, great coffee and a lot more. Link


Shopping and markets in Shoreditch

Old Spitalfields Market

My favorite one. In the Victorian market hall nice clothes and accessories like jewelry and handbags are offered but also beautiful paintings and other artworks. Moreover, in the small shops around the markets you will find beautiful souvenirs. 

Brick Lane Market

Not only delicious street food can be found here. On sundays there are lots of street stalls at Brick Lane which sell second hand stuff. Also there are some small halls where you can find extraordinary vintage fashion. 

Urban Outfitters

Although the store in Shoreditch is super small compared to the one at Oxford Street, you will find nice cloth, accessoires and decoration here. 

Boxpark Shoreditch

A lot of small, local shops in container boxes plus street food on the roof.

Columbia Road Flower Market

Every sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Columbia Road turns into a huge flower market where you can admire flowers and plants from all over the world.


Going out in Shoreditch - the best pubs and bars

The old blue last Pub Shoreditch

Not only a nice, typical english pub, very often concerts take place free of charge.

Barrio Shoreditch Bar

Colorful Cocktailbar with themed rooms. E.g. you can sit in an old retro canvan, have a drink and feel like you are in the La Boca area in Buenos Aires.

The Corner Shop Bar

Here you can watch football or party at night in a relaxed atmosphere.

Queen of Hoxton

In summer when the sun goes down, it is amazing having a drink at the beautiful terrace.


Shoreditch for street art and art lovers

Brick Lane street art

Around Brick Lane you will find so many amazing wall painting. You can discover it by yourself or go on a  Street Art Tour which I can highly recommend. 

White Chapel Gallery

This art gallery is additionally to the Tate Modern one of the most important galleries for modern art in London. Many famous artist celebrated a successful premiere here.


Famous sightseeing spots close to Shoreditch

St. Pauls Cathedral

The huge cathedral is approx. a 20 minutes´walk or  two tube stations away (e.g. with the central line from Liverpool Street).

Leadenhall Market

The beautiful Victorian market is famous for delicacies like meat, cheese and wine as well as nice restaurant and pubs. Also Harry Potter fans should visit because parts of this market were used to film some parts of Diagon Alley. From Liverpool Street it is a 10 minutes´walk or 2 bus stops.

Thames and London Bridge

From Liverpool Street it is 15 minutes by foot to London Bridge. From the bridge you get a great view at the most famous bascule bridge of the world - Tower Bridge -  and the highest building in western Europe - The Shard.

Skygarden

The abundantly planted floor in one of the skyscrapers at Fenchurch Street offers the best 360° view over London completely free of charge. From Old Spitalfields Market it is a 20 minutes´ walk or 15 minutes´ bus drive.

The Monument

The monument reminds of a huge fire in 1666. For approx. 5€ you can climb the 311 steps and enjoy a great view.

Bourough Market

It is one of the oldest food markets in London. The bus (e.g. from Primrose Street; bus 35, 40, 149) takes approx. 20 minutes.


Public transport (tube, overground, busses)

In London you will use the public transport a lot - no matter where you life. Shoreditch is a perfect starting point for whole London, because there are 5 tube lines, the overground and many busses including the bus to Stansted airport. At Liverpool Street there is the Central line (e.g. to go to Notting Hill or St. Pauls Cathedral), the Circle line (e.g. to got to Westminster / Big Ben or St. James Park near Buckingham Palace), the Metropolitan line and Hammersmith & City line. At Moorgate and Old Street station there is the Northern line (e.g. to go to Camden or Kings Cross - where you can change to the Picadilly or Victoria line).


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