As one of the trendiest parts of London, it’s no surprise that Shoreditch, the East London hot spot has cultivated some of the most exciting shopping experiences, arts venues and independent retailers in the whole of London. With some of the best vape shops such as Noble Vaping, street markets and live music on the scene, Shoreditch has cultivated a heady mix of diverse dining, slick shopping and beautiful architecture, a perfect day out for any trendy Londoner who wants a taste of the edgy. Shoreditch is one of the coolest areas in the capital with an extra almond milk flat white on the side.
One of the most cutting edge venues in the capital, the Village Undergrounds entrance sits under a real train carriage. If you didn’t think it could get trendier than that then you should check out the wide range of international musicians who play there. From experimental neo classical composers to left field underground hip hop, the Village Underground brings some of the weirdest and avant-garde music the city has to offer, all set within a cavernous converted warehouse space, looming and echoing for maximum atmosphere.
Old Blue Last
The Old Blue Last is owned by Vice Magazine. Need I say any more than that? In all seriousness this buzzing bar hosts some of the most exciting new acts in the city and often for free. If you want to party into the early hours, then the Old Blue Last is the place to be. Rub shoulders with London’s trendy youngsters for some expert DJ’s and bangers all night. That’s not all though, you can’t expect a range of locally brewed beers and ales, all there to wet your whistle between songs.
Brick Lane is mostly known for its incredible range of eateries. This is due to the massive Bangladeshi and Jewish community in the area, bringing with them their unique culinary expertise and cheap as chips curry and bagel houses. For the fashionistas among you, the Brick Lane area is home to many boutique and vintage clothes shops, including the Beyond Retro shop, any hipsters dream for cool garms.
Box Park is located just outside of Shoreditch High Street Station, making it unmissable in both senses of the word. Made up of a range of repurposed storage containers, the DIY department store is a must for anybody with a taste for international cutting edge fashion and a good independently roasted coffee.
Rough Trade East
The counterpart to Ladbroke Grove’s Rough Trade West, the Rough trade East store is a dazzling concoction of live music, great records both old and new and music orientated literature. This is oe for the music aficionados and even has its own café and locally brewed beer on tap! Nothing goes better with a gig than a nice cold pint.
Any art film lover could never say no to one of the best cinemas in the city. Hosting not only film screenings but spoken word performances and dazzling theatrical events, the Rich Mix venue prides itself on its diversity and hip Shoreditch setting.