3 star classic hotel
275 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LNShow on map
"Hotel in an area buzzing with nightlife, a short stroll from the City of London" Holiday Inn Express London - City is a 3-Star classic hotel on the edge of the City of London, close to the trendy East End... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HUShow on map
“Hoxton Hotel enjoys a modern and urban design”The Hoxton Hotel is a 208 room, 4 star modern hotel which is based in Old Street in the City. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system which is... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
10-50 Willow Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4BHShow on map
Scheduled to open late 2013. The Willow Street Hotel is being designed by architects Ron Arad. It is planned to be totally glass fronted with the concrete floor slabs being visisble through the glass to give a... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
1 Silicon Way, Corsham Street,, Old Street, N1 6ATShow on map
The Premier Inn London City Old Street is a 251 room, 3 star hotel that is based in Islington, North London. The nearest tube station to the hotel is Old Street. This is situated in Zone 1 of the Underground... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQShow on map
The Crowne Plaza Shoreditch will reopen in September as part of the ACE hotel chain Formerly the St Gregory hotel, the Crowne Plaza Shoreditch in the trendy East London borough of Shoreditch is now one... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
8 Tagwright House, 35-41 Westland Place, Clerkenwell, N1 7LPShow on map
Old Street Apartments is a stylish 11 bedroom apartment block based in Islington, North London. The nearest tube station is Old Street which is located in Zone 1 of the Underground system. This is served by... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
52 Chiswell Street, Barbican, EC1Y 4SDShow on map
Montcalm City Hotel London is 0.3 miles from the Barbican Centre – Europe’s largest arts centre and home to the London Symphony Orchestra as well as housing theatres, art galleries, cinemas,... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
120 Central Street, Barbican, EC1V 8DSShow on map
Thistle City Barbican is just off the City Road, a main thoroughfare running through North and Central London. Old Street is the nearest station, 0.5 miles away. On the Underground networks it serves the the... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
Macclesfield Road, Clerkenwell, EC1V 8AEShow on map
Old Street is one of London's trendiest areas, which retains its artistic, bohemian atmosphere despite spiraling rent prices. Apartments in this area are highly sought after due to its proximity to the... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
196 Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NRShow on map
"Opposite Liverpool Street Station in the heart of the city" 196 Bishopsgate is ideally located in the heart of the Financial City of London close to numerous shops, restaurants, and cafes at the nearby... Read More »
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Shoreditch is possibly one of the trendiest areas in London. Teeming with art students, fashion plates, hipsters and designers; the area is a great place to see cutting edge style.
From Old Street roundabout, where many dot com companies, such as Last FM have offices, to Brick Lane's cobbled streets and vintage shops, the area is constantly surprising and has managed to avoid homogenous rows of shops despite gentrification and rising property prices.
It is believed that Shoreditch originally meant 'sewer ditch', which doesn't quite reflect the fascinating and vibrant area it has since grown into. Originally the site of London's first playhouse, built in the 16th century which staged many of Shakespeare's plays, and later the site of many grand music halls; the area was also notorious for its dice houses, base tenement houses, bowling houses and brothels, and although it has cleaned up its act a lot, it retains an artistic, bohemian vibe.
The area has many fantastic galleries in its warren-like streets, including Rocket, Hush, Rivington Place and Iniva, where you can often find artists who haven't broken through the price barrier yet, so you could snap up a work by a future master. Anyone interested in the history of the area should make some time to see Shoreditch Church, which is name-checked in the famous Oranges and Lemons nursery rhyme.
The area has a very ethnically diverse community, which is personified by the famous curry mile near Brick Lane, where you can find many fantastic and authentic Bangladeshi restaurants. Shoreditch is also filled with many meticulously designed eateries, which propagate the wealthy eccentric style of decor, such as Lounge Lovers and Les Trois Garcons, where you will find dainty porcelain vases next to 50s space lights and stuffed hippo heads protruding from the walls. If you decide you might like to see a matching set of chairs in one place, you can head to Eyre Brothers, which serves hearty Mediterranean food or enjoy Italian food at the Great Eastern Dining Room. The area is also home to exclusive bars such as Shoreditch House, but be careful you don't accidentally stumble upon a strip club as the area has plenty and they are often indistinguishable from the regular drinking establishments.
Shoreditch is also a fantastic area to see live music, which is unsurprising seeing how many students and struggling musicians live in nearby Hackney. Pubs such as The Old Blue Last (owned by Vice Magazine) and Queen of Hoxton both host gigs by local bands as well as featuring arcade games and a roof terrace for punters to enjoy. The Camden Music and Arts Project and XOYO are venues, which look as though they have been set up illegally in a basement, but are very much legal and have rather costly drinks, but showcase some very good bands and have a friendly vibe. For those who would like to see something more historic
Perhaps the best thing about Shoreditch is that fairly cheap venue hire rates, a supportive community of artists and musicians and many aspiring photographers with digital SLRs mean that there is always something new and strange happening, from organised paint fights in car parks to séances to experimental jelly tasting. No matter how bizarre it is; there will be some artist who will be willing to organise it and turn it in to a happening.
Old Street tube station is just two stops away from King's Cross St Pancras on the Northern Line, where you can catch the Eurostar to Paris or Brussels. Shoreditch High Street station is an Overground service on the East London Line, with links to Dalston, Hackney and West Croydon. Hotels in the area are usually as trendy as the locals, many with a vintage aesthetic in keeping with the current trend, or sleek directional contemporary styling in very expensive establishments. Budget hotels in the area are less readily available than in other areas of London, but you can still find the odd cheap hotel with character if you shop around.