An evening in Shoreditch, the new hype district of East London, is a rite of passage for any Londoner or foreigner. Shoreditch has become the quintessential London hipster haven, with colorful street art, incredible markets, trendy bars and some of London’s finest restaurants. There are countless things to do in Shoreditch and Hoxton, and today we have chosen to talk to you about some of our favorite places.
Shoreditch is characterized by its unique, almost electric vibrating energy, which you will not find anywhere else in London. So venture out and discover this hip-hop neighborhood and (re) fall in love with Shoreditch and its surroundings. Here’s our guide to becoming a true Shoreditch and Hoxton expert:
What to do in Shoreditch
1. Unearthing treasures in vintage stores
Shoreditch has an abundance of vintage clothing stores just waiting to be robbed. By digging a little between used Barbour jackets and worn-out American sportswear, you’ll find a pile of clothes straight out of the 60s and 70s at more than reasonable prices. Denim jackets, vintage ski clothing and hundreds of Levi’s pair of jeans are waiting patiently for thrifty shoppers in the huge underground market. And if your wardrobe is already packed, you can still have a look at used vinyls, old editions of your favorite books and even some works of art …
2. Drag on the slopes of the London Shuffle Club
Although normally reserved for older men in Florida, the “Shuffle Boarding” or “shuffleboard” is the latest addition to the category of unconventional sports of hipster culture in London. After mini golf in the Gherkin and curling on a roof of East London, the puck game makes its appearance at the Old Truman Brewery. As amazing as it is fun, The London Shuffle Club is one of the most original activities Shoreditch has to offer. The Old Truman Brewery is one of the best places in Shoreditch, but with its two bars and home-made pizza, the London Shuffle Club is the icing on the cake!
3. Wiggle on the best sounds at Rough Trade
In addition to being a huge record store, Rough Trade also includes a café where you can relax and a live music scene with a variety of music, all in a minimalist space with grunge accents. Whether you are a music fan or not, Rough Trade is worth the detour. Would you be able to resist the call of his magic photo booth? It will make you even more beautiful than an Instagram filter!
4. Be embarked on a coffee tour
If London is full of all kinds of cafes with different atmospheres, Shoreditch presents a surprising concentration. Whether you are a lover of greenery, a snob with precious tastes, or a library rat addicted to caffeine, you will find the café that looks like you in the wide variety of cafes that the area offers. However, we recommend the Shoreditch Grind, this charming and peaceful coffee day that turns into a vibrant bar as soon as the sun goes down. Their specialty, the martini espresso, is a must!
5. Admire street art
Shoreditch and Hoxton are the rentals that have the most impressive street arts in London. Although there are guided tours throughout the area, you are advised to be your own guide and go on an adventure alone for a stroll through the many tagged streets of Shoreditch. Do not worry, all you have to do is walk around the many alleys to discover creations by artists as colorful as they are spectacular! Try to spot Banksy’s original work on Riverton Street … You get a hint: look for the poodle!