Street Art Exploration

Shoreditch’s walls may be made from brick and mortar, but they are also a dynamic canvas drawing you in with ever-evolving murals and graffiti artworks. It is worth a stroll around the streets to discover these hidden gems, each unique expression of the neighbourhood’s creative spirit.

Iconic murals to look out for include:

  • Global Street Art Gallery: Immerse yourself in a curated collection of large-scale murals by renowned artists like ROA, Stik, and Eine at this open-air exhibition.
  • Church Street Car Park: Witness a vibrant display of ever-changing murals by up-and-coming talents, transforming this multi-story car park into an artistic haven.
  • Hanbury Street: Uncover a hidden gem tucked away on a side street, where a colourful mural by Eine greets you with his signature wordplay.

If you want to know where to spot more hidden gems, it is worth taking a guided tour led by street art experts, who will reveal this art form’s history, techniques, and cultural significance. You can also download the Street Art London app to create your own self-guided tour and discover nearby artworks.

Events to look out for include the Shoreditch Street Art Festival. You can immerse yourself in a celebration of urban art with live demonstrations, workshops, and open studio visits. You can also discover more hidden gems like The Outsiders Gallery and StolenSpace, showcasing the works of local and international street artists.

Street Art in Shoreditch, London

Boutique Shopping and Markets

Shoreditch is a unique shopping destination. You can forget mainstream stores; unusual finds and a strong independent spirit dominate the streets here. You will find trendy boutiques, vintage delights and one-of-a-kind market bargains to tempt your wallet or purse.


Get your fill of bustling boutiques, including:

  • Redchurch Street: Wander along this fashion hub, home to independent designers like A.P.C. and YMC, offering contemporary clothing and accessories.
  • Rivington Street: Discover curated boutiques like LN-CC and Dover Street Market, showcasing avant-garde fashion and limited-edition sneakers.
  • Boxpark Shoreditch: Explore this innovative “pop-up mall” housed in repurposed shipping containers, featuring a mix of established brands and emerging designers.


If you are more into a vintage look, head to these fantastic places:

  • Brick Lane Vintage Market: Dive into a treasure trove of pre-loved clothing, from classic finds to quirky pieces, spanning decades and styles.
  • Sunday Upmarket: Browse unique vintage stalls selling furniture, homeware, and collectables, held every Sunday on Columbia Road.
  • Rokit: Uncover this haven for vintage lovers, offering curated collections of clothing, accessories, and jewellery from various eras.


Immerse yourself in one of these markets:

  • Spitalfields Market: Explore a historic covered market buzzing with antiques, fashion, and artisan food stalls. Take advantage of the renowned Sunday antiques market.
  • Columbia Road Flower Market: Immerse yourself in a vibrant explosion of colours and fragrant blooms every Sunday morning.
  • Kerbisher & Son: Discover a haven for design enthusiasts, showcasing vintage furniture, homewares, and architectural salvage.


Prepare for a mix of vendors accepting both cash and card options. Many stores in Shoreditch support local designers and ethical practices. You should download the “Nearbuy” app to discover independent shops and markets nearby.

Culinary Delights

Shoreditch’s diverse culinary scene is a true feast for the senses, catering to every palate and budget. From trendy cafes with artisanal coffee to Michelin-starred restaurants, get ready to tantalise your taste buds with an explosion of flavours.


If you want to experience the atmosphere in some of the top hipster hangouts, head to these fantastic places:

  • Dishoom: Dive into vibrant Indian street food with a twist at this iconic Bombay-inspired cafĂ©, known for its delicious chai and fragrant curries.
  • Allpress Espresso: Fuel your day with perfectly brewed coffee and delectable pastries at this independent haven for coffee lovers.
  • Pizza East: Savour wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas crafted with fresh, seasonal ingredients in a buzzing, industrial-chic setting.


If you are looking for a night out with more global flare, head to one of these top culinary destinations:

  • Brat: Enjoy a culinary journey through Germany with authentic sausages, mouthwatering schnitzels, and refreshing beers.
  • Morito: Indulge in the flavours of modern Japanese cuisine with meticulously prepared sushi, sashimi, and innovative robata dishes.
  • Padella: Experience the magic of simple, seasonal Italian cooking with their perfectly al dente pasta and fresh, regional ingredients.


If you want to impress a friend or loved one, head to one of these fine dining delights:

  • The Palomar: Savour contemporary Israeli cuisine, focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients and vibrant flavours in a stylish setting.
  • Clove Club: Treat yourself to an innovative tasting menu crafted with locally sourced, seasonal produce at this Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • Brat 2.0: Immerse yourself in a high-end dining experience emphasising wood-fired cooking and seasonal British ingredients.


It can help to book in advance for some of the more popular restaurants on our list, especially on weekends. Remember to explore the many affordable yet delicious eats offered at food trucks and pop-up stalls around the district. Download the “London Eater” app to discover nearby restaurants and browse menus.


Hipster Hangouts and Nightlife

As the sun sets, Shoreditch’s vibrant soul truly comes alive. The neighbourhood offers something for every night owl, from cosy pubs with craft beers to pulsing dance floors and chic rooftop soirees. Here are some of the nightlife options that await.


Cosy Pub Delights:

  • The Blind Pig: Embark on a speakeasy adventure at this hidden gem, offering classic cocktails and live jazz music in an intimate setting.
  • The George Inn: Steeped in history, this traditional pub boasts a charming atmosphere, real ales, and hearty pub fare.
  • The Royal Oak: Mingle with locals at this lively pub, featuring live music nights, pub quizzes, and a spacious beer garden.


Cocktail Havens:

  • Night Tales: Immerse yourself in a world of theatrical cocktails and innovative mixology at this award-winning bar.
  • Callooh Callay: Journey back to the roaring ’20s with their prohibition-era-inspired cocktails and lively atmosphere.
  • The Gibson: Savour expertly crafted cocktails in a sophisticated setting, featuring live music and DJ sets on select nights.


Dance the Night Away:

  • XOYO: Unwind and dance to a diverse mix of electronic music at this iconic Shoreditch nightclub.
  • Queen of Hoxton: Groove to indie, rock, and alternative tunes at this multi-floored music venue with rooftop and basement bars.
  • Dance Tunnel: Embrace the underground club scene at this intimate space pulsating with techno, house, and drum & bass music.


Rooftop Revelry:

  • Boundary Rooftop: Sip on cocktails and enjoy panoramic city views at this stylish rooftop bar, perfect for a sophisticated evening.
  • Netil Roof: Mingle with the Shoreditch crowd at this vibrant rooftop with pop-up events, food stalls, and stunning cityscapes.
  • Mungo’s on the Roof: Immerse yourself in a tropical oasis with tiki cocktails, live music, and stunning views from this Shoreditch institution.


Download the “Resident Advisor” app to discover upcoming DJ sets and events at Shoreditch clubs.



Shoreditch stands out as a neighbourhood that attracts those who love artistic expression in all forms, from vibrant street art and hidden murals to independent galleries, bustling street food markets, trendy boutiques, vintage stores, and vibrant markets, reflecting Shoreditch’s independent spirit.

With its ever-evolving art and cultural scene full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered, Shoreditch offers an adventure that unfolds one corner, one experience, at a time. Download the “Shoreditch Shuffle” app for curated walking tours and even more insider tips.