Shoreditch is an arty area adjacent to the equally hip neighbourhood of Hoxton. Young creatives and trendsetters fill the fashionable clubs and bars that surround Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street, and Old Street, while an eclectic dining scene features everything from trendy chain restaurants and smart gastropubs to artisan coffee shops and noodle bars. Vintage and design shops are plentiful.

Shoreditch Village, in the heart of Shoreditch, is an exciting regeneration project encompassing a new dynamic hub in London’s creative quarter.

Shoreditch Village restores the connectivity of the neighbourhood, transforming the area under and around the London Overground viaduct with a vibrant public space, retail, hospitality and residential space and commercial units. New buildings reflect the unique character of the local area.

Staying at The Eight Apartments, Shoreditch locates you in the heart of this vibrant area.  Here us a rundown of some other highlights to explore:

Graffiti Tours

Discover the buzzing and constantly changing East London graffiti and art scene in Shoreditch.  See how it has transformed from the poorest part of London to one of the must-see boroughs.

Enjoy a private street art tour which includes;

  • Experiencing the dynamic and creative edge ofEast London’s street art and graffiti
  • Exploring the hidden Banksystreet artworks in the area
  • Learning about the art history of the area and therise of the artistic subculture
  • Exploring the differences betweenstreet art and graffiti
  • Discovering the diversity of fashion, art andfood along the famous Brick Lane
  • Going in search of the best gourmet coffee, vintage clothing and local curry houses in Shoreditch
  • Soaking up the creative atmosphere ofEast London

These tours are bookable through Travel Curious.

Food Tours

Curated by Travel Curious, food tours of London’s East end are a treat

A food tour of London will dispel the myth that British food is bland.  Embark on a fascinating adventure discovering the beauty of the East End’s Roman burial grounds and Georgian-style mansions. Indulge in a number of delicious treats and comb the neighbourhood’s wealth of street markets, cheese shops, bakeries, restaurants and pubs.

Discover the flavours of East London’s cosmopolitan, world-class food scene on a small group tour which includes:

  • A taste of London’s best bacon sandwich
  • Discovering the most incredible street artas you walk the streets of Shoreditch
  • Trying the UK’s number one dish: curry, on London’s legendary Brick Lane
  • Tasting the finest fish and chips in the UK
  • Walking down streets steeped in history – discover Georgian mansions, hidden synagogues and ancient alleyways
  • Ticking off 3 of Time Out’stop 100 dishes to try whilst you are in London

Fitness

Lift the Movement are located in the same building as The Eight Apartments and offer a variety of fitness classes – the perfect blend of mobility, core, strength and skill.

Flower Market

Columbia Flower Market and Shops are open on Sundays from 8am to around 3pm.  Sitting on the edge of the city, Columbia Road is in the East End with Shoreditch to the west and Brick Lane and Spitalfields nearby.

Columbia Road is one of the few streets in the country consisting of 60 independent businesses.  Small art galleries sit adjacent to vintage clothes stores, cupcake shops, delis and antique shops.  There is also a huge variety of good pubs, restaurants and cafés in the area.

Boxpark

Boxpark includes an impressive variety of street food pop ups, bars, live music and socialising experiences.  Boxpark brought pioneering shipping container architecture to London transforming the current Boxpark Shoreditch into the world’s first pop up dining and shopping destination in 2011.

There are loads of different events at Boxpark too that run throughout the year.

Eat. Drink. Play. With local communities at the heart

Village Underground

Village Underground is a renovated warehouse located in the heart of Shoreditch.

The venue is home to cutting-edge culture, clubbing and live music.  At Village Underground a curated programme showcases the best in new and emerging talent alongside world-class artists. Village Underground is one of the few remaining independent venues in East London. This independence gives the venue the freedom to do things with authenticity and a genuine passion for keeping live music and nightlife culture alive and thriving

On Saturday 13th April, Village Underground is host to Chilean rapper Anna Tijoux and her band who will play tracks from her new album, Vida.

For more information or to enquire about The Eight Apartments Shoreditch email theeight@workham.com.