In and around Shoreditch

Let the good times roll

Glamorous, gritty, effortlessly cool… not many areas nail them all, which is exactly what makes Shoreditch life so irresistible. With a plethora of bars, restaurants and hangouts, this is the place where many people across London come to have a good time.

And now, with an exciting new crop of places to hang out and shop in and around Old Street – and the likes of Google and Microsoft planning to move into the new Tech City – life, work and play in London’s coolest neighbourhood has never looked so good.

EC1 epitomises everything that’s cool about London – a unique mash-up of ideas, people and places. If someone had a great time last night, chances are it was here. That hot new restaurant everyone’s talking about is probably just around the corner. And if a hip brand is looking for somewhere in London to set up shop, this is where they want to be. 

Looking Good

Around here, it’s all about looking good, without looking like you’ve tried too hard. That’s where the new breed of grooming establishments comes in, from the understated Cowshed Spa at Shoreditch House, to design-conscious beauty stores and cool little independents for hair and nails.

  • Cowshed Spa for top-notch treatments
  • Aesop for cult Aussie skincare
  • Huckle the Barber for a mean wet shave
  • The Painted Lady for a mani with an edge

Shopping

The area’s always had its under-the-radar independent stores, but since Shoreditch House took over the TEA building and the folks at Google voted Redchurch Street the coolest in the UK, hip local labels have thrived and the best brands on the planet have clamoured to set up shop.

  • House of Hackney for east London luxe 
  • Start boutique for Brit and international fashion
  • A.P.C for Parisian cool
  • Lunar and Curious for fashion and home
  • Albion Café for bread and treats

Getting Around

The Eagle is brilliantly close to the best of London. It’s an easy walk to Angel, the City, Columbia Road flower market, Brick Lane and Clerkenwell. But, if you do fancy dusting off your travelcard, the great bus, Tube and Overground services get you where you need to be fast. 

Out and About

Around here, it’s all about looking good, without looking like you’ve tried too hard. That’s where the new breed of grooming establishments comes in, from the understated Cowshed Spa at Shoreditch House, to design-conscious beauty stores and cool little independents for hair and nails.

  • Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen
  • Shoreditch House
  • The Boundary
  • The Nightjar
  • The Book Club

Ready to Live the High Life?

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