Wednesday 22 May 2013

A Guide to Shoreditch

Shoreditch, a diverse and historical part of London is popular with a range of people, from artists and musicians to city professionals. When looking at what Shoreditch has to offer, it comes as no surprise that this area of London is so popular. With a range of galleries, shops, bars and restaurants Shoreditch is a hub for culture and entertainment. 

In terms of property in the area, Shoreditch presents a fantastic mix of old and new. Providing the area with a bit of history, Petticoat Lane and Columbia Road offer more traditional period property. In contrast to this, there are many new developments that are providing Shoreditch with modern contemporary apartments to cater for the growing interest in the area. Such developments include London Square in Leonard Street and The Penthouses on Batemans Row. Shoreditch has something for all styles and tastes. With improved connections to the suburbs due to the newly opened east London Line, the area is set to continue to grow in popularity. 

 The area of Shoreditch has a fascinating history that dates back hundreds of years. During the industrial revolution of the 1800s, Shoreditch took part in changing the landscape of London and became the centre for the textile and furniture industries. Shoreditch also experienced the darker parts of London’s history and did not escape the devastation of WW2 with much of the area being destroyed during the Blitz.
During the 1980s, the image of Shoreditch was rebranded with many artists, musicians moving to the area to take advantage of the cheap studio space.

 In terms of eating and drinking in Shoreditch, you certainly won’t go hungry. With a vast array of restaurants, cafes and bars, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing somewhere to eat. The Hawksmoor, 157 Commercial Street is certainly a high contender. This award winning restaurant and bar is the place to go to for steak this side of the Atlantic.

   For the best Vietnamese food in the area, pay a visit to 134 Kingsland Road where you will find Song Que. Always packed out, it’s not hard to understand why with their excellent menu and fantastic value for money.
Shopping in Shoreditch is certainly a different experience to the mainstream shopping areas in London. With markets and plenty of independent stores, Shoreditch offers something quirky and different from the high street. When shopping in Shoreditch pay a visit to Broadway market, with over 100 stalls the market has something for everyone and with its competitive prices it is hard to beat.

 On Sundays make sure to call into Columbia Road (if you are up in time) and then the Old Truman Brewery.

  Famous for art and culture, visit one of Shoreditch’s galleries for art, furniture and gifts.  

For information on property in Shoreditch, visit Stirling Ackroyd.


Pierre BOYER said...



John said...

The east-end is another country to me - have to dust the passport off one day and go further than the west-end and the City.

Sharon said...

Wow, that was quite a tour of the area. I feel like I've had a little mini-vacation. Thanks.

Mandy said...

I'm loving the east end more and more each time I visit! It'll be interesting to see if charm or commercialism wins out in the end.

Barbara said...

Interesting and not a part of London I am familiar with.

Gunn said...

One day I will.
Good idea!

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