Have a blast in one of London’s trendiest spots, home to quirky bars, indie shops and cutting edge culture
Explore the streets of Shoreditch in between lectures to mingle with the young, hip, creative crowd that flocks there in their droves. The area’s historic roots, rich immigrant heritage and a cutting edge arts scene are evident at every turn.
Throw in vintage clothes shops, markets, pop-up boutiques, fashion-forward locals, graffitied railway arches and arguably the edgiest nightlife in the country. The result is a mecca for students, artists, media types and city professionals letting their hair down.
Running up through the neighbourhood like an artery from the transport hub of Liverpool Street station is Commercial Street. Lose yourself in the indie shops and galleries - that’s if you manage to tear yourself away from the famous Old Spitalfields Market first!
Carry on up to Great Eastern Street and Old Street tube via the hipster bars. Or amble up Shoreditch High Street for trendy spots to grab a drink, nibble an artisan pizza and check out an art installation all under one roof. Delve deeper to discover the achingly cool galleries and bars of Hoxton Square.
Splurge on the latest headphones at a pop-up shop on Bethnal Green Road, stopping off for a curry at tourist hot spot Brick Lane. Or dine with the locals at the Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, where you can find world-class Pho behind the inauspicious exteriors.
When you’re worn out, step back from the hustle of Shoreditch life to the tranquil surrounds of the Geffrye Museum or the busy but breathtaking Columbia Road Flower Market.