Shoreditch

Embrace the character and color of Shoreditch, a creative haven for artists and designers.

In Shoreditch, empty walls are future murals. The neighborhood’s industrial warehouses and dingy side streets offer plenty of potential space waiting to be reimagined. Old brick warehouses have transformed into interactive art galleries, and countless buildings have served as Banksy’s canvases. Shoreditch’s appeal as a creative playground stems (at least, in part) from an urban, gritty underbelly, but clean-cut treasures aren’t in short supply—Shoreditch’s design sensibilities also influence its trendy pubs and cafes.

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On the Map

Shoreditch is bordered by St. Luke's, Haggerston, De Beauvoir Town, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel/Brick Lane, Islington, City of London, LB of Islington, and LB of Hackney

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The London Eye: 30 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 25 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 90 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 70 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 16 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 31 minutes on the tube

A Hub of Creativity

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Shoreditch is one of London's trendiest and most vibrant artistic areas. Unexpected street art adorns nearly every surface.

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Great Eastern Street has become an outdoor gallery.

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Its brick walls serve as blank canvases for bi-monthly art exhibitions.

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Hoxton is considered to be London's coolest urban area, a Mecca for the artistic, trendy and down right fashionable. Also, Hoxton has a strong Shakesperean history. In the 1500's Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet was perfomed here, starring William Shakespeare himself!"

Eclectic Eating and Drinking

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Shoreditch is renowned for its eclectic mix of cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, music venues and nightlife. Private members club, Shoreditch House, occupies the top three floors and rooftop of a renovated warehouse.

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The Old Truman Brewery is lined with bars, restaurants, and clubs. Cafe 1001 is open during the day as a coffee shop. By night, it transforms into a lively venue with international DJs and live music.

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After a particularly long evening, look for the man who sells burgers and potato wedges the size of your head. When you find him, tell us.

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Beach Blanket Babylon occupies an Old Victorian Warehouse. Its decadent interior includes a restaurant, cocktail lounge, and dance floor.

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As its name suggests, The Breakfast Club is a favorite breakfast nook.

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Hoxton Square boasts a choice selection of bars.

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The area hosts some of the best night spots, art galleries and restaurants in London.  So please be aware that if you are staying on a Friday or Saturday night, it can be rather noisy in the area until about 2 A.M. The weekdays are very quiet though."

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Eclectic Shopping

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Shoreditch has everything from antiques to food and fashion. This Shop Rocks on Brick Lane is a great place to find one-of-a-kind vintage frocks.

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Boxpark is a pop-up mall made from shipping containers. Each container comprises an independent retail space.

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Brick Lane is a must-go for vintage shopping.

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... on the doorstep of some of London's best galleries, great bars and weekend markets - A hub of creativity and fun."

Eclectic Columbia Road

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Eat, drink, and shop on Columbia Road.

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This quaint street is packed with independent stores selling vintage fashion, kitchenware, prints, fabrics, and jewelry.

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On Sundays, Columbia Road comes alive with the sights and sounds of its colorful flower and plant market.

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Musicians entertain the floral-friendly crowds.

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Browse the market stalls inside The Yard on Ezra Street.

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Fantastic location on the spine of the East End and slap bang in the heart of Shoreditch-great stores and boutiques, music scene, very fashionable, people with contemporary sartorial dress codes and asymmetric hairstyles; very cool... Restaurants, great food, sausages, chips, etc."

Eclectic Nightlife

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Shoreditch's trendy and artsy outlook continues into the night at its fiercely hip bars and clubs.

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On your way home, pick up a bagel for your forthcoming breakfast from one of Brick Lane's 24-hour bagel shops.

Art Galleries

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Shoreditch's galleries include the famous White Cube Gallery in Hoxton Square, which features work from Damien Hirst and other renowned British artists.

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Lambert Contemporary exhibits contemporary art by emerging and international artists.

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Well-Connected In the City

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Shoreditch is served by three tube stations, Shoreditch High Street, Old Street, and Liverpool Street.

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It's easy to get to the West End, Westminster, and the South Bank from Shoreditch.

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Explore the East End by bike.

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You'll find Boris Bikes for hire on Brick Lane.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Sophie Carr is a London-based freelance travel photographer who specialises in landscapes and cities. Her love of travel has taken her to many far-flung parts of the world, but home will always be London. Brought up near London, she has lived in the city for almost 20 years, and loves to explore its varied neighborhoods. She loved shooting her home city for Airbnb, and hopes her photos will encourage visitors to come to her local neighborhoods.

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After living his first twenty something years in the great land of Michigan, Tec Petaja traveled throughout central Asia, lived in Indiana and Hawaii, and finally found a home in Nashville, Tennessee where he currently resides with his wife.

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