Say creative, colourful and hip to any Londoner and the word Shoreditch will be the first to come to mind. If you are planning a City Break or Girly Getaway with friends to Celebrate a special occasion, perhaps a birthday or hen/stag do or you are surprising your better half with a weekend away, Shoreditch is a destination that won’t disappoint. From street art tours to eccentric nightlife, here is a list of top things to do in Shoreditch.
Shop unique clothes and accessories from the city’s best vintage shops or go treasure hunting at the pop-up shops in Box Park Shoreditch. Sundays are best known for East London’s popular markets: Colombia Road Flower Market and Brick Lane Market where you can brighten up your day with the colourful flowers on display or try worldwide cuisines from the food stalls alongside Brick Lane.
Eat the famous salt beef bagel from Beigel Bake on Brick Lane, reserve a table at a traditional Bangla curry house or get sipping on a glass of chilled Prosecco with traditional or vegan Afternoon Tea served at Grill Restaurant.
Drink premium wine at Shoreditch Wine House, a secret gem tucked away in the heart of Shoreditch famous for its wine collection. If you are into Brazilian-inspired cocktail and tapas food, head over to Barrio Shoreditch. Another must try for cocktail lovers is Callooh Callay, an established cocktail bar with an intriguing design located 20 minutes’ walk from Clayton Hotel City of London. Stop by Globe Bar for a fine craft beer and a classic beer-battered cod and chips.
Dance the night away East London style. Shoreditch is well known for its vibrant life at night with fun nightclubs and bars. With a regular calendar of DJs and live acts, XOYO is one of the long-standing names in the electronic music sphere. A long night out calls for a restful sleep. Return to your hotel Bedroom and enjoy a comfortable Clayton bed. Send the hangover on its way with a delicious Clayton Vitality Breakfast and a healthy stretch at the Fitness Suite.
Explore street art or learn about the history of the English home. Shoreditch is nothing if an outdoor gallery with its colourful and intriguing street art. Find your own favourite or head over to Rivington Street to see an original Banksy.
If you have an interest in décor and interiors, an impressive collection of original furniture, paintings, textiles and decorative arts is hosted at the Museum of the Home (formerly known as The Geffrye Museum) which looks at the history of the English interior since the 1600’s to date.