Hands up if you’ve heard of Shoreditch. Pretty much everyone has heard of this uber cool area nowadays. Rising from the ashes, it has become the go-to for anyone who’s anyone. From bustling bars, restaurants, and cafes, to trendy venues, and of course some of the best shops in the capital, Shoreditch has a lot going for it. So if you’re in the mood to explore somewhere new during your next visit to London and experience the nightlife in London from the hip and happening east, keep reading for our guide to Shoreditch!
Waltz around Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane Market is one of Shoreditch’s most famous shopping areas. Somewhat of an attraction in itself, it is one of East London’s hotspots. Traders sell everything here from clothes to music, food and household goods. Its unique charm simply cannot be replicated elsewhere – even by Camden’s famous market! In the summer, the area comes alive with artsy students and cool locals heading to the myriad of food, art, and music festivals. If you’re looking for something truly unique however, then head off into one of the many independent shops, get ahead of the trend and kit yourself out in one of the many up and coming designers who boast shops and stock in the area.
Head to Pillow Cinema
One for dry summer nights, the Pillow Cinema is just that; a cinema full of pillows. Sitting atop a Shoreditch roof, it’s full of lush beanbags and a big screen for catching some of the best films ever made. A romantic evening for a couple, as well as a great alternative for group outing, the Pillow Cinema attracts hundreds every year. Keep an eye on the website for upcoming films.
Experience the Draw of Queen of Hoxton
The perfect stop-off for those wanting something different. Queen of Hoxton is an oh-so-cool bar and club that specialises in the hottest bands about to break through into the mainstream. The club boasts a ping pong table, retro arcade machine, and amazing outdoor area that wouldn’t look amiss at Glastonbury. Perfect for tourists looking for something very different, it’s definitely worth a visit!
Spend and socialise at Boxpark
Boxpark is the world’s first pop-up mall. Made from shipping containers, it is one of a kind. Featuring some of the most sought-after food pop-ups for all tastes, it is also home to shops and bars that often host DJs and mini festivals. Somewhere you could easily pass an afternoon, Boxpark is one of Shoreditch’s main draws.
Visit the Geffrye Museum
The Geffrye Museum is a must for history buffs. Exploring London’s home life from 1600 to the present day, it features antique furniture and paintings, striking taxidermy, gadgets, and games. Open for more than one hundred years, the museum has a unique charm and sense of intrigue that is unlike any other in the city. If the sun is shining, the museum also boasts pretty gardens, ideal for catching some rays.
A true hub of creativity, Shoreditch is probably more raw than many places in the capital, but that’s no reason to write it off. Full of vibrant culture, music and smiley faces, Shoreditch and its surrounding areas are perfect for taking in a different side to the capital than what you may be used to.
The Park Grand London hotels are perfectly located in central London and close to tube stations and main roads which can take you to Shoreditch in no time. So if you’ve got an urge to see trendy Shoreditch for yourself, or even experience a different kind of nightlife in London, whichever hotel of ours you choose to make home for a few nights, we guarantee you’ll be able to have a good nights’ sleep – no matter what time you head back!