London’s Shoreditch area in the east end of the city is quirky, cool, and off-the-beaten-London-path. It’s crazy that so many visitors to the city miss visiting this area, because there’s so much to experience that’s local and full of character. I’m going to tell you the coolest things to do in Shoreditch, so you can experience it like a local.
Best For a Late Night Snack – Beigel Bake
This late night establishment is one of the most famous landmarks in East London. No matter what the time, you can head to Beigel Bake for a late night Salt Beef sandwich.
Best For a getting a last minute present – BoxPark Shoreditch
One of Shoreditch’s most famous structures, BoxPark is made of shipping containers and is home to pop up shops where you can get food, drinks and more. Many up-and-coming fashion designers have pop up shops here, plus you’ll find cool homeware stores and more…it just depends on the week, as there always seems to be something new.
Best For Street Food – Dinerama
Dinerama is probably my favourite out of the list for a few reasons. It’s fairly weather-proof and has so many great food and drink options. It’s a weekend spot, as it’s only open Thursday through Sunday, but in the late evenings, there’s usually a DJ or some kind of live music playing till the wee hours of the night. Don’t be surprised if you end up dancing.
Vendors can change around but here are my recommendations at the moment: vegans and non-vegans alike love Club Mexicana– try all three types of tacos and the guac. Yum Bun has insanely good Taiwanese steamed buns. At the big bar, try the Frosé (frozen rosé wine) or the Tequila Colada slushie.
Best For Private Members – Shoreditch House
If you manage to find a friend for the elusive Shoreditch House Members Club, you will find yourself surrounded by celebrities and movie executives. The house has been on the come up for a while but has only recently been accepted as a Shoreditch Landmark.
Best For A Big Night Out – XOYO
Live music and DJ club nights across 2 floors. Everyone who loves clubbing in Shoreditch has definitely been to XOYO at one point in their life. To keep it short, they have the best DJ’s, best promoters and best club nights.