Our guide to the greatest things about Shoreditch

What’s so great about Shoreditch?

Kaya Cheshire
Marketing Manager @Residently

In the hustle and bustle of East London, Shoreditch has truly made a name for itself. The hip hot spot is a must-go-now neighbourhood for renters with its cool creative scene, restored brick warehouses and independent coffee shops. With a mix of traditional property, loft conversions and glossy new developments as well as key transport links to Liverpool Street, Old Street, Hoxton and more, the neighbourhood is one of the most compelling locations to live.

So, where do the locals go for their weekly?

For caffeine fixes

Ozone Coffee Roasters on Leonard Street is fantastic for a drop-in coffee, pastry and some quality book reading time. Other great coffee spots for breakfast include the Attendant and Origin Coffee, or why not swing by all three (throughout the week of course).

Brunch, please

The Blues Kitchen is the perfect place to sit down and sample an extensive brunch menu with friends and family. I’d recommend the “Big Bluesy Breakfast” for that signature blues kitchen BBQ spice. Vegan options are available too. Franze & Evans Cafe and Dishoom are also right around the corner if you’re fancying something fresh and clean or a delightful slice of Bombay cooking. 

For culture vultures
On the lookout for a cultural outing? Spitalfields market encompasses just that, brimming with creative culture. Afterwards, take a stroll through Rivington street to spot some of the best street art in Shoreditch. If you’re leaning more towards a gallery make time for Pure Evil, Rich Mix (for a cinema and art space) and Kemistry.

Fancy a drink?
After a busy day of exploring, it’s time to take a break and swing by one of the many pubs or bars. The Crown and Shuttle is a perfect pub to unwind in with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. If you’re looking for something a little different though, Bull in a China Shop is a must-go-to with an array of cocktails and whisky tastings. More of a wine person? Shoreditch Wine House has a top selection of over 300 wines from renowned Chateaux and Domaines as well as small family-run vineyards as well as a secret garden to sip away in.

Curious about the commute times? We’ve popped together a list below to help!

The City: 1.6 miles 

🚗 10-20 minutes by car

🚃 15 minutes by transit

🚴‍♀️ 10-15 minutes by bike

Canary Wharf: 3.8 miles

🚗 20-30 minutes by car 

🚃 25-30 minutes by transit

🚴‍♀️ 25 minutes by bike

Southwark: 3 miles

🚗 20-35 minutes by car

🚃 15 minutes by transit

🚴‍♀️ 15 minutes by bike

Westminster: 4.2 miles

🚗 20-45 minutes by car

🚃 35 minutes by transit 

🚴‍♀️ 30 minutes by bike

Did we miss something? If you have any local insights that will improve our area guide, please drop us an email at kaya@residently.com 

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