Shoreditch, an eclectic and hip village which is located immediately to the northeast of the City of London within the three London Boroughs of Islington, Tower Hamlets and Hackney.
An historic industrial area which had fallen into decay. It underwent rapid regeneration during 1990s when artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin moved in and turned Shoreditch into the epicentre of London’s cool, creative set. It was at this time that the trend for loft living took off with many former industrial buildings being converted into ‘warehouse conversions’. Shoreditch is now entering the next stage of its transformation with new build residential towers already built or in the pipeline.
Shoreditch is popular with financiers, lawyers and other professionals keen to live close to the City, on-trend hipsters and young entrepreneurs in media and digital technologies based at nearby Silicon Roundabout (Old Street). The typical resident is primarily under the age of 35 and without children.
The most desirable properties in the area tend to be warehouse apartments, especially with some outdoor space, in the Shoreditch Triangle, the area bounded by Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street.
Shoreditch is known for shopping, restaurants, late night drinking and clubbing. The area is known for its independent retailers as well as its vibrant nightlife.
Given its urban location, green space is in short supply, however, there is a garden and bandstand in Arnold Circus, green space at Finsbury Square, and Shoreditch Park located at the northern edge of Hoxton.
Brick Lane and Truman Brewery
Columbia Road Flower Market
Old Spitalfields Market
The Hoxton Gallery