10 Fun Things To Do In Shoreditch
Queen of Hoxton
The Queen of Hoxton is a cool hangout, with a rooftop bar home to a host of events from hip-hop karaoke to film clubs. It’s kind of a pub, club and everything in between. In the summer it’s an ideal spot for rooftop drinks. The two ground levels have a cocktail bar, club feel to them. At the weekends there is usually disco/house music, DJs and live gigs across the two floors.
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1 Curtain Road EC2A 3JX, London
Indulge in street food
Shoreditch’s Brick Lane is renowned for its street food. Home to the much-loved Beigel Bake, Brick Lane hosts a huge market every Sunday that offers an array of global dishes. You’ll find everything from Thai to burgers.
1 Curtain Road. London, EC2A 3JX
Head to Aubin Cinema
Aubin Cinema is a great spot for a unique film experience. It’s a located under a shop and costs a little more than a regular cinema, but offers viewers the chance to watch the latest movies on cosy sofas. They also serve cocktails, wine and gourmet snacks. Funky.
64-66 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP
If you’re looking for quirky, independent boutiques, Shoreditch is a rich in these. Vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces are it's specialty. Brick Lane is a great place for savvy second-hand shoppers, with Blitz London hailed as the biggest vintage shop in Europe. Boxpark is also a cool spot to shop – it’s essentially a shipping container, pop-up mall for independent and global stores and cafes.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Open every Sunday from 8am until 3pm, the Flower Market is a beauty. The market is known to have around 60 sellers who either grow their own plants or import flowers from around the world, completely transforming the street into a visual delight. It’s a lovely spot to have a Sunday wander.
Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG
Play ping pong at Bounce
If you’re bored of regular bars, Bounce Ping Pong filled their underground space in Old Street with ping pong tables. You can set up tournaments with friends and play to your heart's content. Away from the action, there is DJs, cocktails and private function room complete with its own dedicated bar. Be sure to book in advance as it can get busy.
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241 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9EY
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Blues Kitchen is a converted Victorian warehouse with a vibrant bar and live music. American influenced, they offer everything from bourbon cocktails to Texan BBQ dishes. The venue hosts regular bands, DJs, jazz and soul music.
134-146 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AR
Home to numerous quirky cafes, Shoreditch has plenty of space for coffee drinkers and cake enthusiasts alike. Head down to Shoreditch Grind or Cereal Killer Cafe for an unusually fun café experience.
Cereal Killer Café - 139 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB
Check out L!FE Shoreditch
L1FE Shoreditch is a unique space in The Old Truman Brewery, spread out over three floors, where you can enjoy everything from yoga, food, and music. It’s has a relaxed, organic cafe specialising in locally-sourced produce. They also have a full bar with signature cocktails and live music events.
Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU
If you’re looking for a cultural experience, the Geffrye Museum of the Home is located in the lively Hoxton area and explores home and home life from 1600 to the present day. The museum has beautiful displays of homes and gardens through the ages - it’s also home to an award-winning walled herb garden illustrating the role of the garden in home life.
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136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London, E2 8EA
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