Shoreditch area guide
Some say Shoreditch has had its day, that London’s trendy brigade have moved on. If you go to Brick Lane Market, though, it doesn’t look that way. The weird and wonderfully dressed hordes keep coming to Shoreditch, packing into ramshackle bars and independent shops in and around the rough triangle made up by Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street. Whether you’re purchasing a few succulents from Columbia Road Flower Market, being entertained at the creative space Rich Mix, or sampling cultural delicacies from a nearby street food pop-up, there will always be something new to try in this busy corner of east London. Despite the spread of affluence, much of the area maintains its original gritty, urban edge; many of the walls and shop fronts are plastered with graffiti (even if lots of it these days is advertising something). Of course, for many the grime is all part of the appeal – if you want a big garden and posh schools, move to Muswell Hill.
Watch our video below for our picks of the best things to do in this east London neighbourhood…
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