Shoreditch is mainly famous for being a trendy area with many bars, clubs and restaurants in addition to the amazing street art that covers the walls of buildings in the area. It is also home to a number of art galleries, museums and markets.
The area has seen a lot of regeneration in recent years and is now one of the most popular places to reside in London.
Shoreditch has seen a lot of regeneration in recent years due to its proximity to the City of London and its central location.
The area has been transformed from a church to a primarily industrial area into a trendy and vibrant district with many bars, clubs and restaurants.
Where Is Shoreditch In London?
Shoreditch is located in the vibrant borough of Hackney, in east London. The City of London borders it to the west and Islington to the south.
Is Shoreditch Safe?
The statistics from the Metropolitan Police show that crime in Shoreditch has been falling in recent years, and it is one of the safest areas to live in London.
However, as with any busy area in a big city, it is always best to be vigilant of your surroundings and keep your valuables hidden when you are out and about.
If you are are visiting London or working in the city of London, Shoreditch is the perfect place area to stay in London as you are in close proximity to the financial district as well as the City of London. In addition you can easily to from Luton Airport to Shorditch via Liverpool Street in no time.
Things To Do In Shoreditch
There are plenty of cool and amazing things to do in Shoreditch. There are an array of art galleries and museums in Shoreditch and some great markets such as Spitalfields, Columbia Road, and Backyard Markets. In addition, shopping in Shoreditch is such a treat with plenty of vintage shops, Brick Lane Markets, Shoreditch shops on the High Street and so much more. For some live entertainment, head to the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, which hosts a range of live music and DJ sets.
If you’re searching for somewhere to eat, there are plenty of Shoreditch bars and restaurants to choose from, including Indian, Italian, Chinese and Thai. In addition some of London best bottomless brunches.
Explore the Geffyre Museum, which is dedicated to the area’s history, or check out Stour Space, a converted warehouse that hosts art exhibitions and music events.
The Columbia Road Flower Market is home to a wide range of flowers and plants and is a great place to wander on a Sunday morning.
How To Get To Shoreditch In London
If you are looking to stay in the areas there are plenty of Shoreditch hotels nearby, from One Hundred Shoreditch, Boundary Hotel, Citizen M, and Hoxton Hotel to name a few. There there are also plenty of buses and trains with easy access to the area.
If you’re driving, there are places to park that require payment. Four Underground stations serve Shoreditch: Liverpool Street, Old Street, Moorgate and Bethnal Green.
It is also well-connected by bus and cycle routes. If you are cycling in Shoreditch there are plenty of bike service centres in the area should you need a tune up.
The postcode for Shoreditch is E1.
London Airports To Shoreditch
I have shared another detailed guide on how to get from London Airport to central London. But specific to Shoreditch, details below.
London Gatwick Airport To Shoreditch: From Gatwick take the train to London Bridge. Once you come out of the London Bridge Railway station you have a few options.
You can walk over to the London Bridge underground and catch the Jubilee Line to Canada Water and change there for the overground line to Shoreditch. While that might seem easy it’s actually complicated if you have suitcases going up and down the escalator. Also, it takes much longer than say a bus.
When you come out of the London Bridge Railway station after disembarking your train from Gatwick, walk over to London Bridge and head to London Bridge Borough High St (Stop M) located on the London Bridge itself. Get on bus 149.
Once on the bus, it will only take about 10-20 before reaching Shoreditch High Street. Once here, get off at Bethnal Green Road (Stop L). The other options are taxis or Uber.
Uber might cost you about £50-60 from the airport or about £10-15 depending on how busy it is. Also factor in the train ticket from Gatwick, you may find it better to just uber from the airport. Particularly if you are in a group of 2 or more people.
London Heathrow Airport To Shoreditch: As mentioned above, if you are in a group of two or more it might be cheaper to split Uber or taxi costs if you factor in train tickets, number of changes required to get to Shoreditch and additional costs of combined transport methods.
Otherwise, from Heathrow to Shoreditch take the Piccardily Line from Heathrow to Kings Cross. Once at Kings Cross you have the option to change to other lines or take a taxi.
Find The Best Hotels In Shoreditch
We have listed some of the best budget hotels in Shoreditch on the blog in addition to a reviewed stay at One Hundered Shoreditch, Citizen M Shoreditch, Boundary London Hotel, The Hoxton Hotel and Nobu Hotel In Shoreditch.