Welcome to Shoreditch
East London’s Shoreditch is an art-filled hub that attracts city professionals and creatives looking to live among one of the city’s most fashionable locations. Everything from the shops, markets, and restaurants to its properties and galleries are diverse and eclectic. Eyes turn to the innovative use of space, from rooftops to the allure of Boxpark. Shoreditch’s creativity keeps the area feeling fresh and inviting, year-round.
Did you know?
Damien Hirst, Luke Evans and Jeanette Winterson live in Shoreditch.
Home to the arts:
London’s first ever theatres were built in Shoreditch, including one that was to become the main playhouse for Shakespeare’s company.
Cycle Superhighway 1 connects cyclists to the heart of the city or north towards Tottenham, whilst Quietways provide quieter routes along less busy roads.
For those considering living in east London, Shoreditch is definitely a neighbourhood to consider. Desirable homes come in many forms in Shoreditch. Period properties, apartments and family homes welcome professional singles, sharers and young families to the area. Schools at primary and secondary levels have received ‘Outstanding’ ratings from Ofsted, including Virginia Primary School and Mulberry Academy.
Shoreditch has a host of attractions that further boosts demand for sought-after homes. The undeniably wide-ranging choice of markets, restaurants, galleries, community cultural hubs and innovative bars ensure you’ll never struggle for things to do. Entertainment aside, practical amenities are also plentiful. Shoreditch High Street mingles functional conveniences with nearby vintage shops, cafés, organic and ethical grocery stores to provide everything you could wish for, without leaving the area. Meanwhile, excellent transport links offer commuters a choice of three stations and ensures no London address is beyond reach. Liverpool Street and Old Street Underground stations give commuters access to the Northern Line, Central and Circle Lines, while Shoreditch High Street Overground station provides links to north and south-east London. All are within walking distance of Shoreditch High Street, the area’s shopping and dining hub.
The best of Shoreditch: things to do
Dining out in Shoreditch is always different. Pop-up street food always surprises and delights, while fusion cuisine, lush interiors and a collective sense of fun can be found all across the neighbourhood.
What started as a pop-up mall has become a Shoreditch institution. For over a decade, vegan, gourmet, artisan and global street food sellers have been wowing residents with exciting food served from shipping containers. Others house fashion boutiques, art galleries and independent bars. Definitely one of the more cool things to do in Shoreditch.
Inspired by late-night Bangkok canteens, this Thai grill and bar is a laid-back place to share some exciting, fragrant and more-on-the-spicy-side dishes with friends. The menu is perfect paired with a beer or cocktail, making it an ideal day-to-night destination.
Describing Gloria as an Italian trattoria in the heart of Shoreditch doesn’t begin to do it justice. The sumptuous interiors are almost as delicious as the homemade eats on the menu. All the Italian classics are nicely propped up with a cocktail menu you’ll find hard to choose from.
You’re never far away from a well-mixed cocktail in Shoreditch. The wealth of choice has pushed boundaries, with bars looking to molecular mixology, luxury brands and a little bit of interactive theatre to stand out.
Old Street Records
Following all the best connotations of ‘old’, this funky and retro bar will feel like no other when you visit. With not only exquisite cocktails on offer, the live music delivers an extra buzz about this spectacular venue.
The Red Church
The drinks menu at Shoreditch’s Red Church bar manages to balance the old and new with grace. Innovative cocktails are never too intimidating when paired with a few favourites. Beers and ales are restricted to luxury brands and nights here always start fairly mellow, soon levelling up as DJs increase the tempo into the evening.
White Rabbit Cafe
With stylish décor and a friendly atmosphere, this café and its delectable menu will indisputably become a favourite. If you feel like sharing this gem with friends and family, why not hire the venue? It’s sure to be the perfect setting for a relaxed lunch or sophisticated evening event.
Not sure what to watch in Shoreditch this weekend? Plays, independent cinema, film and photography exhibits; live gigs, talks and dance performances are just some of your options. In summer, don’t miss the Queen of Hoxton rooftop cinema.
This Shoreditch gallery regularly hosts thought-provoking exhibits. With a focus on artists who use film and photography as a medium, the exhibitions regularly include stills and video. Entry is free, and the annual programme is varied enough to keep you coming back for repeat visits.
The screens and event space at Rich Mix allow residents to access a mix of cultural experiences. Cinema, music, talks, exhibits and dance performances showcase art endeavours from a diverse selection of creatives in East London. This non-profit space is an ever-popular hub in Shoreditch that also encourages local involvement.
This live music and theatre venue is the place in Shoreditch to see new and emerging artists take to the stage. Screenings, productions, plays and more all take place in the grand Grade II-listed space on Pitfield Street. There’s also the chance to get involved in acting masterclasses or even have your work performed or displayed here.
Of all the things to do in Shoreditch, markets top the list, plus the hidden attractions tucked away in the area’s Georgian terraces. Whether you step back in time exploring an 18th century home, or browse the scented blooms, life here is never dull.
Old Spitalfields Market
The ever-changing line up of stalls and events at Old Spitalfields Market ensures no two weekends are the same. Don’t miss the vinyl markets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month for collectable albums, vintage record sleeve art, and new releases. The Thursday antique market is always popular with visitors looking to fill their homes with retro treasures.
Dennis Severs' House
Peek back in time with a wander through this still life museum on Folgate Street. Dennis Severs spent two decades creating this experience in a Grade II-listed Georgian terrace. Each room depicts a different, atmospheric scene that evokes the feeling that the occupiers just left the house.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Sundays are for wandering up to Columbia Road Flower Market and browsing the colourful bedding plants, bouquets and stems on offer. Floral scents fill the air and there’s inspiration for everything from vase displays to window boxes and raised beds. Don’t miss the delis, galleries and cafes that flank the stalls.
Property in Shoreditch
There’s a real mix of property in Shoreditch, with grand period buildings sitting alongside new-build developments. The community is diverse too; there’s a combination of long-standing residents, newbies drawn in by the area’s artistic heritage and those who want the ease of being near to The City. Homes near London Fields or Victoria Park are popular with families or young professionals, while areas closer to The City are in high demand with those working in corporate jobs.
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There’s no dominant type of renter in Shoreditch. Closer to The City you’ll find corporate singles and couples, as well as professional sharers and students, while in London Fields will be families and young couples looking to have children. London Fields and Victoria Park are extremely popular, with properties generally going within the first days of viewings. In these residential areas houses with gardens will always do well, whereas in central Shoreditch any kind of new build with facilities will go at a premium.
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There’s plenty to choose from if you’re looking to purchase a property in Shoreditch, from warehouse or office conversions through to imposing Georgian houses. The most expensive areas to buy tend to be in central Shoreditch and around London Fields. Due to its excellent location and creative setting, it tends to be extremely popular with first-time buyers in particular.
Marsh & Parsons in the Shoreditch community
We don’t just sell and let property in London; we’re Londoners too. Engaging with our local communities is at the heart of Marsh & Parsons’ ethos and we have supported local organisations, schools, charities, businesses and community groups over the years.
Hackney Aquatics Club
Marsh & Parsons is proud to support Hackney Aquatics Club as the official home competition sponsor for the 2018/2019 season. We’ll be helping to support them to grow and develop, as the club membership is increasing every year due to their fantastic local reputation. They offer classes for all ages and abilities, and have a great competition record, with many swimmers at the top level.Find out more
Supporting local businesses
We browsed the walls in the Nelly Duff Art Gallery and found out what Shoreditch means to them and spoke to the owners of Siam Botanicals about self-care and what they love about East London.Find out more