Shoreditch has been a fashionable area since the 80s when artists moved into empty commercial premises, then opened up bars and nightclubs and set up computer start-ups.
Today, many towers rise from the ground and Shoreditch becomes a transition zone between the City and East London.
It is in this district that many artists have left their mark on walls such as Banksy, Space Invader or even Roa.
Discover this little English Brooklyn with its graffiti, its red brick facades and its designer boutiques. Change of scenery guaranteed!
Nomadic Community Garden: a community garden in Shoreditch
Nomadic Community Garden is an atypical and underground space, managed by a non-profit organization that transforms disused spaces into urban gardens. This alternative garden dedicated above all to street art is the meeting place for locals who come to cultivate their own products, create works of art and share their skills.
Embellished with numerous creative installations made with found objects, Nomadic Community Garde is a place of artistic expression and mutual aid.
Address : Fleet Street Hill, London E1 5ES
Street-Art in Shoreditch
Invested by artists, Shoreditch has become a very popular spot for street art lovers because it is so rich in graffiti. You can admire works by Eine, Dscreet, Banksy, Stik or C215.
The works are numerous and change regularly. Here are a few that I particularly liked, but you will no doubt see others as you walk through the neighborhood.
Great Eastern Street
Museums in Shoreditch
Museum of Methodism - Museum of Methodism
This museum, installed next to the former home of Anglican priest John Wesley, traces the history of Methodism through a rich collection of objects, documents and paintings. Georgian in style, the building is today considered one of the most beautiful in London.
Admission is free but donations are welcome.
Address : 49 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y 1AU
Founded in 1988, Autograph is an association promoting the works of black photographers. The public gallery located in the heart of Shoreditch Autograph shares the work of artists who use photography and video to highlight issues of identity, representation, human rights and social justice.
Temporary and free exhibitions are regularly organized.
Address: Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Electric Cinema Shoreditch
This cozy little cinema is a gem in the heart of Shoreditch! Settle into one of the leather armchairs with a cashmere blanket and enjoy a cocktail. Prefer the seats in the middle of rows B and C to have the best view.
Cinema reserved for members of Soho House Members.
Address : Aubin & Wills Store, 64-66 Redchurch Street, London
Cereal Killers is a cafe selling breakfast cereals from around the world at any time of the day (9am to 19pm).
A la carte, a dozen varieties of milk and some 120 cereals from around the world, about half of which come from the United States. To test the original flavors such as Cheerios Peanut Butter or apple cinnamon!
Address : 192a Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
Opened in 2011, Boxpark is the world's first pop-up shopping center. This large structure, made up of maritime containers stacked on top of each other, houses many businesses such as art galleries, decoration and fashion boutiques, restaurants, bars and street food stands.
Address : 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, Hackney, London E1 6GY
Columbia Road Flower Market
Open only on Sundays, Columbia Road is London's most famous flower market. Over 50 vendors offer cut flowers, bouquets, indoor and outdoor plants, herbs at super attractive prices.
For great bargains, shop just before closing around 14:00 p.m. Some flowers are £ 1 😉
Address : Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Hackney City Farm
This urban farm close to Shoreditch offers fun artistic activities and is part of a process of developing the local environment. You can come with your family to walk in the enclosures among the animals, attend the milking of cows or take pottery lessons.
The store sells local products, eggs from the day's laying, vegetables or honey produced on site. It is also possible to taste the farm products at the Frizzante restaurant.
Address : 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA
Old Spitalfields Market
Open 7 days a week, this huge covered market dating from the Victorian era is home to fashion and decoration shops as well as bars, cafes, tea rooms and restaurants. If you have a sudden urge to Fish n’ Chips, I advise you to taste those from home Poppie's which are among the best in London!
Address : 16 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6EW
Guided tours in French in the Shoreditch district
Private Shoreditch Tour - Discover London Street Art : To discover the secrets of Shoreditch and the most beautiful graffiti in the neighborhood, take part in the guided tour in French provided by Émilie, Matthieu and Magalie, which during 2 hours will reveal the essential places of London's art scene.
Guided tour in French of East London, between street art and history : During 2h30 this guided tour in French will take you far from the clichés of tourist London and will focus on the history of the district shaped by the Huguenots. Then you will discover the most beautiful works of street-art made by Banksy, ROA, Zabou, Invader, Jimmy C. or even Fanakapan.