Located in London’s historic East End and a mere stone’s throw from the City, Shoreditch was once a hub of entertainment to rival the West End, with its numerous theatres and music halls, founded over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The area has therefore always attracted creatives, such as artists, musicians and designers, and this continues to be the case today. In recent years, City workers wishing to be close to the office have also moved into the neighbourhood, and this eclectic mix of residents has created a highly-in-demand vibrant and bohemian vibe, all of which is reflected in the increasingly high property prices.
From historical warehouse conversions and high-spec modern apartment developments to fine Georgian townhouses and old weavers cottages in neighbouring Spitalfields, there are properties to suit all tastes and lifestyles.
The Central Foundation Boys’ School (featured) is currently rated “outstanding” by Ofsted and has a strong reputation for music.
Shoreditch High Street contains a variety of coffee shops, pubs and supermarkets, while the historic Spitalfields market boasts a vast choice of places to eat, from street food stalls to award-winning restaurants. Brick Lane (featured) is the place to head for an unforgettable curry. Notable restaurants in the area include Tramshed, and Michelin-starred Clove Club.
There is no shortage of places to go for a drink in Shoreditch; there are numerous bars, pubs and clubs in the area. Hoxton Square Bar is a very popular restaurant and bar featuring live music and DJs, while private members’ club Shoreditch House (featured), part of the Soho House Group, with its rooftop pool, is the place to be seen on a hot summer’s evening.
There are few green spaces in Shoreditch, although Shoreditch Park and Haggerston Park (featured) are not far from the High Street.