Shoreditch Area Guide
A guide to Shoreditch
By RNR Group
Wake up and smell the slow-roasted coffee – Shoreditch is the place to be for creative business! The area has smartened up its act over the last few decades, yet the offbeat creative energy still pulses through the streets. With its close proximity to the City and vibrant artistic character it is little wonder that there are now design agencies and media companies on every corner.
In Shoreditch walls are seen as canvases and colourful murals flank the streets. The graffiti scene is one of the best in the world and there are many independent galleries to explore. From the globally renowned Whitechapel Gallery, to gems such as Studio Leigh and Jealous, there is something for everyone’s aesthetic preference. It is also home to Box Park, next to the underground station, a shopping mall created entirely from shipping containers which is awash with boutique stalls and stylish finds. Equally, Redchurch Street has been reborn as a place of upscale shopping, and is home to many fashion, beauty and interiors stores.
However, it is not just your visual senses that are indulged in Shoreditch; your taste buds will be too. A particular foody favourite is Dinerama with many street food vendors and boutique bars in one building. Posh nosh is also in abundance with options including The Boundary, with its leafy oasis roof-top and sweeping views of the skyline, and Tramshed, housed in a former tram-generator building, which boasts Damien Hirst’s renowned Cock ‘n’ Bull installation.
Food and Drink
As for drinking, there is an overwhelming choice of bars and clubs with Shoreditch House and Ace Hotel being particular places to be seen. Yet off the main drag, in the cobbled side streets, there are historic drinking holes too. The Carpenter’s Arms was once owned by the infamous Kray twins and The Ten Bells was where Jack the Ripper stalked his victims. These facts aside, they are both great places to relax after a long days work!
Additionally, with plenty of bus routes, Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street Station nearby, travelling home to relax is easy too.