Shoreditch is bursting with restaurants, bars and entertainment. This is our selection of the best spots in the vibrant East London hood. Some Shoreditch highlights include Beigel Bake is an East London institution and their beigels aren’t all about the tourist hype. Salt beef, mustard and gherkins, what’s not to like? And being open 24hrs it’s the perfect place for those late night munchies.

Rochelle Canteen, run by Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, has long been one of London’s favourite spots. Housed in a former school bike shed on Arnold Circus in Shoreditch, accessible only through an unmarked door that, when buzzed in, leads you through a pretty garden and to a small dining room, it’s always been a hidden spot for Londoners to enjoy.

Even if you have no intention of buying anything, House of Hackney’s home in Shoreditch is worth poking around in. Filled with their iconic prints, you can find everything from cushions to oven gloves, soap holders to dresses and it’s a feast for the eyes.

Spread across three floors, TT Liquor has a 1000-bottle strong liquor store, space for drinks masterclasses, and a basement bar. And what a bar! It’s huge and has more character than you’ll find in most other East London spots, with lots of alcoves and cubby holes in what used to be jail cells during the 19th century when the building was a police station. With loads of different cocktails, beer and wine, you’re bound to find something you fancy drinking here.

Lyle’s has built up a stellar reputation thanks to its elegant, seasonal British food but if you don’t want to plan ahead, you can also drop in for small plates and a glass of wine from their bar snack menu (as long as one of the six bar stools are free of course).

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35 Scatler St, London, E1 6LB

After killing it on the street food circuit for years, David Carter’s first permanent Smokestak  is a dark, moody BBQ dream, complete with an absolutely huge custom built smoker, responsible for slow smoking all that meat (plus your clothes by the end of the night too). There’s some great snacks on the menu such as a giant slab of pork scratching dusted with chilli powder and BBQ pigs tails which won’t be to everyone’s taste but you should definitely try. A thick cut pork rib with picked cucumber is another favourite and even the veg dishes hit the spot – check out the coal roasted potato and the smoked girolles and beef dripping brioche toast. The snug basement bar is a top spot for cocktails too, perfect to help all that meat go down at the end of the night.

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House of Hackney St Michael's, Mark St, London EC2A 4ER, UK
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Even if you have no intention of buying anything, House of Hackney’s home in Shoreditch is worth poking around in. The mid-19th century four-storey building, complete with gothic architecture and stained glass windows, is a showcase for all things design, with each room featuring an edit of House of Hackney collections so you can experience them first-hand – a real feast for the eyes.

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159 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB, United Kingdom

Beigel Bake is an East London institution and their beigels aren’t all about the tourist hype. Salt beef, mustard and gherkins, what’s not to like? And being open 24hrs it’s the perfect place for those late night munchies.

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151 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QE, United Kingdom

If we could dress head to toe in threads from Goodhood we would – they stock all our fave brands including Wood Wood, Vans, Aries, Nanushka, YMC and Norse Projects. And once your wardrobe is full, it’s worth popping downstairs to check out their homeware selection, including Hay, Ferm Living and Cold Picnic, and pick up some Aesop goodies OBVS.

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46-48 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QP, United Kingdom

It’s no secret that Ruffians is our fave barber in London and we regularly pop into their Shoreditch branch for a tidy up and not just because they have a whisky bar…They do a damn fine job and they have some of the comfiest chairs we’ve ever sat in.

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107-108 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JN, United Kingdom

You’ll rarely find anything else on our feet than trainers and that’s why we LOVE Sneakersnstuff. This place is filled with all hottest sneakers including limited edition ones – expect brands like Adidas, Reebok, Vans, Converse, Nike and more.

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New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY, United Kingdom

80s aerobics, Beyonce dance classes, power yoga, ass & abs or reformer pilates, whatever your thing you’ll find it at Frame. This studio is all about the fun, whether you’re a bit of a fitness freak or someone who eats too many cakes (like us), you’ll feel right at home.

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Rochelle School & Club Row, Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES, United Kingdom

Rochelle Canteen, run by Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, has long been one of London’s favourite spots. Housed in a former school bike shed on Arnold Circus in Shoreditch, accessible only through an unmarked door that, when buzzed in, leads you through a pretty garden and to a small dining room, it’s always been a hidden spot for Londoners to enjoy. Aside from being an excellent setting to enjoy a leisurely weekend lunch, the cooking is really quite good too. Simplicity is the order of the day and although menus change daily we can highly recommend the Queenie scallops, grilled in garlic and butter; the skate wing with burnt butter and samphire; and our favourite, the incredible braised lamb with peas and mint.

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65A Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QQ, United Kingdom

We could easily spend all the £££ in Artwords. The bookshop stocks all the latest contemporary art books, as well as architecture, photography, graphic design, fashion, advertising and film titles. It’s filled to brim and we bet you don’t leave empty handed.

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21 Club Row, London E2 7EY, UK

Browns East is housed in a former print factory on the corner of Club Row, offering a unique retail experience. The augmented retail environment uses Farfetch’s ‘Store of the Future’ technology, which allows you to view the clothes different settings, request new sizes to the changing room, see recommendations, and sync your digital wish list to the physical store. With an art gallery, rotating cafe with a marble-clad bar and an ‘Immersive Experience Room’, where you can check in for a meditation session, this is the shopping of the future.

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13 Cleve Workshops, Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7JD

Whether you’re after the perfect manicure or pedicure treatment, Shoreditch Nails offers high-quality treatments that promote healthy nails. So if you’re looking for modern nail art or a classic shellac style, the artists here will be able to give you exactly what you want.

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17 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AA, UK

Spread across three floors, TT Liquor has a 1000-bottle strong liquor store, space for drinks masterclasses, and a basement bar. And what a bar! It’s huge and has more character than you’ll find in most other East London spots, with lots of alcoves and cubby holes in what used to be jail cells during the 19th century when the building was a police station. With loads of different cocktails, beer and wine, you’re bound to find something you fancy drinking here.

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18 Phipp St, London EC2A 4NU, UK
  • Monday: 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Despite earning a Michelin star, the Ellory boys decided to shut up shop in London Fields and open Leroy in Shoreditch. Luckily, the gamble payed off as Leroy one its own Michelin Star in the 2019 Guide. It’s got the same front of house and kitchen team but is more of a relaxed affair, influenced by the new wave of Parisian wine bars. The space is lovely, a sort-of triangular site with lots of natural light, a bar/counter area with high stools and an open kitchen. They offer a range of snacks and sharing plates on the menu as well as a set lunch option – we’d happily pop in for a plate of charcuterie, and a glass of wine at the bar anytime.

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56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ, UK

Lyle’s has built up a stellar reputation thanks to its elegant, seasonal British food but if you don’t want to plan ahead, you can also drop in for small plates and a glass of wine from their bar snack menu (as long as one of the six bar stools are free of course). It is a changing menu, but if the mussel, garlic and spenwood flatbread or the smoked eel with cabbage and seaweed are on, they’re must-orders. It’s not exactly cheap, but as a Michelin-starred pit-stop it’s pretty perfect.

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26 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DU, UK

Popolo is a hidden gem of a restaurant, which boasts a pretty impressive bar for counter dining and intimate dining room upstairs. The menu is mostly Italian with Middle Eastern and Spanish influences…hello fried olives with labne and morita chilli oil. With other dishes like octopus with paprika and potatoes, gnudi with buffalo ricotta and sage butter, and burnt honey panna cotta and figs, this place is defo worth a visit.

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74 Luke St, London EC2A 4PY, UK

Centre stage at Oklava is the kitchen-bar complete with stone oven and charcoal grill, where you can watch the chefs in action as they prepare tasty modern Turkish dishes. The menu at Oklava is split into snacks, salads and grains, pides, seafood and meat dishes, including treats like courgette, feta and mint fritters; beef short rib pide; and crispy pomegranate glazed lamb breast. Make sure to get the house-baked bread with medjool date butter too, SO GOOD.

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239 – 241 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY

As well as lots of graffiti, UV lights and loud music inside Bounce, you’ll find 17 ping-pong tables plus a private room with tables of its own if you’re having a party. Whether you want to beat the competition or just hit a few balls whilst having a little dance, bounce on down.

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133 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom

Aida is multi-concept store when you can grab a coffee and pick up some pieces from their unique edit of independent European brands. Expect to find the likes of Mads Norgaard, Libertine-Libertine, Rains and Converse amongst some lesser known brands.

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9 Chance Street, London E2 7JB, UK

Hostem oozes cool. There are a range of garms, artworks and ceramics on permanent rotation within the Hostem archive, with brands including Arts & Science, Ma+, The Elder Statesman and Duffy.

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Well & Bucket, Bethnal Green Road, London, UK

Off the main Shoreditch drag, the Well & Bucket is a gem of pub. It’s been restored to its former glory with gorgeous tiled walls and a copper topped bar taking pride of place in the middle. They’ve got a solid range of craft beer on tap and even more in the fridge, and they serve up a great oysters and seafood menu too.

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93 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RD, UK

Thanks to a big refurb, The Griffin has polished up its rough edges whilst still retaining that traditional pub feel (it helps that it’s quite small and quite dark). They can mix you up a G&T or a spritz but this is a beer pub, with a strong selection of brews on tap and even more in the fridge, including some pretty potent bottles.

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73 Cheshire St, London E2 6EG, UK

Owned by Ronnie and Reggie Kray back in the day, The Carpenters Arms used to be one of the most notorious pubs in town. Now apart from a discreetly placed print of the long-departed twins, you would never have known of its history. It has an impressive range of over fifty different ales from all over the world and a small menu of classic British grub.

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Unit 9, Avant Garde, Richmix Square, London, E1 6LD

Afetr killing it on the festival and street food circuit, The Vurger Co finally went perm in Shoreditch in 2018. The restaurant serves up a full menu including the Tabasco Auburger, made from aubergines, chickpeas, red onion and vegan cheese, as well as the Classic, the Mexican and the MLT, packed full of baked mushrooms and rocket and topped with walnut and sundried tomato paste. Oh and there’s also the infamous mac’n’cheese and milkshakes.

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64 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, UK

After setting up shop in Soho, Shoreditch is now the place to come for smokey, BBQ Thai food inspired by the grub you’d get in late-night canteens in Bangkok. We love their freshly made rotis, goat krapow, turmeric crab curry and lardo fried rice. It’s all a world away from cheap pad thai and prawn crackers and has been part of a wave of restaurants that woke London up to proper Thai food.

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147 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE, UK
  • Monday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM

You may have already seen the burgers from Burger & Beyond on your news feed, you know, the super instagrammable ones that get your mouth watering…Well the burger vendors have just opened their first restaurant in Shoreditch. It’s serving up their filthy burgers along with some badass sides too, including the Dirty Tater Tots smothered in hot sauce and crispy bacon pieces. Make sure you leave room for dessert as they have a deep fried blueberry pie on the menu that you won’t wanna miss either.

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85 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, United Kingdom

Labour and Wait is all about functional products and classic design. Rebelling against the idea of re-designing ranges each season, owners Rachel and Simon source homeware, clothes and accessories that are timeless, like enamel cookware, brass pens and Breton striped shirts, so you can enjoy them forever.

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135-139 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX, United Kingdom

SCP is a London staple, having been open on Curtain Road since 1985, and it’s still one of the best design and lifestyle shops in town. Its two floors are packed with contemporary products from tons of different brands as well as their own designs and re-booted classics from the SCP archive, including pieces from Rachel Whiteread, Matthew Hilton and Terence Woodgate.

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188 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA, United Kingdom

Not Another Salon looks like an art gallery, but is the perfect place to get your hair dyed. Specialising in colour they use INNOluxe, a “magic serum” to create any colour you want. And with board games, crazy 80’s books and a Game Boy complete with Super Mario to keep you entertained, you definitely won’t be bored while you’re waiting.

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129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB

If you’re after jazz and cocktails, Nightjar is the one. The subterranean speakeasy bar is one of the best in town with table service and inventive cocktails, alongside all the classics. It’s proper old school, but super popular so don’t forget to book a table.

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54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR, UK

Gloria is Parisian restaurant group Big Mamma’s first foray into London and they certainly arrived with a bang. It’s full on, both outside and in with bright colours, plants, a central bar with hundreds of glowing bottles, and every inch of space decorated with pictures and mirrors. The menu is just as OTT with massive sharing pastas, carbonara served at the table in a cheese wheel, pizzas with names like Regina Instagram and Robert De Nitro, and lemon meringue pies the size of your head.

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7 Boundary Street, London E2 7JE, UK

Inspired by the old Irani cafes of Bombay, Dishoom delivers every single time. From the beaut decor (not only is every inch of this massive restaurant perfectly styled, it has a verandah too) to the Shoreditch special lamb raan to the legendary house black daal, it’s hard to have a bad meal here. And if you make it in time, you can never say no to THAT bacon and egg naan for brekkie.

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30 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DZ, UK

Blacklock brings quality chops to the people of Soho, the City, Covent Garden and Shoreditch. It’s all about the meat here, with a range of steaks, big chops, skinny chops, burgers at lunchtime and specials up on the chalkboard. For us, the best way to go is still the All In, which gets you three varieties of pre-chop bites and you get a pile of perfectly cooked beef, lamb and pork chops sat on top of thick fingers of flatbread, so all those meaty juices run down and soak in, plus sauces and sides. And not forgetting a big spoonful of white chocolate cheesecake scooped right from the bowl. Blacklock also does one of the best Sunday roasts in town and classic cocktails for a fiver. Bring on the meat sweats.

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4 Redchurch St, Hackney, London E1 6JL, UK

It’s all about wood fire cooking at Tomos Parry’s Michelin-starred Brat. Named after the slang word for turbot, the restaurant serves whole pieces of fish and meat with other dishes, like young leeks with cheese, oysters roasted with seaweed and chilled tomato soup, representing a mix of Welsh (where he’s from) and Basque (where he’s travelled) influences. The dishes are simple, often just one or two ingredients per plate, but that just highlights how good the chefs are over that grill – the signature turbot really is something special. With the kitchen and grill, bar and tables all in one wood-panelled room (Brat is on the floor above Smoking Goat) the atmosphere is always great too.

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38-40 Upper Clapton Road, E5 8B

BLOK is not your average gym. The two London locations – one in a converted Victorian tram depot in Clapton and the other in a swish new build in Shoreditch – are luxury concept fitness spaces with the identity brought together by property developer Ed Stanbury and fashion photographer Max Oppenheimer. BLOK is a place to train hard and build up your fitness skills. The instructors want you to feel inspired, not just sweat hard and leave, although you most definitely will sweat hard. The classes range from intense HITT sand Primal Movement to the restorative Barre and Yin Yoga, along with a range of different boxing options so you’re sure to get a thorough workout. And once you’re done working on your bod, you can exercise your mind with a look at their evolving exhibition space.

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142 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG, UK
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Not content with having a cheese bar, a cheese conveyor belt restaurant and a cheese barge, the Cheese Bar team has opened Funk, a cheese shop and bottle shop on Columbia Road. You’d better brie-lieve it. It’s stocked with the best of British cheese, like Tunworth, Quickes Mature Cheddar, Baron Bigod and Village Maid cheese alongside Crown & Queue charcuterie, Rosebud Preserves, Miller’s Damsel Crackers, Kernel Brewery beers and low-intervention wines.

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32 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU, UK

Forget a cheeky Nando’s, there’s a new piri-piri joint in town. Casa do Frango, which bills itself as London’s first Algarvian restaurant, cooks up proper piri-piri chicken grilled over wood. Alongside those spicy birds you can chow down on bacalhau fritters, garlic prawns, African rice and fries with pasteis de nata for pud (obvs), and there’s be a Portuguese wine list (a mix of well-known and natural varieties) to wash it all down with.

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63 Hackney Road, London E2 7NX, United Kingdom

Your mop definitely won’t get butchered here. Butchers Salon on Hackney Road and they definitely know how to use a pair of scissors. They use eco-friendly products and if you ask nicely they might even give you a head or shoulder massage. With chilled vibes and super friendly staff, you can’t got wrong at Butchers Salon.

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Bond 44, Cheshire St, London E2 6EH, UK
  • Monday: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Bond is a boutique women’s-only salon that’s recently been listed as a finalist for the Most Wanted Awards’ ‘Best New Boutique Salon’. It’s tucked away on a quiet street just off Brick Lane – think loft apartment vibes with high ceilings, wood floor, exposed brick and orb lighting. The stylists are super friendly and really make an effort to give you a personalised service. Bond also has full length beds at the basins rather than just chairs so you don’t strain your neck so much, and you can properly relax during the head massage. It’s the perfect balance between a relaxed atmosphere and attentive, personal service, making it the kind of salon you just keep wanting to come back to.

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65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY

Some say Callooh Callay kickstarted the cocktail bar trend in Shoreditch, others just get lost through that wardrobe. Made up of three bars, including the back lounge where you have to walk through a Narnia-style wardrobe and rock & roll Palace of Humbug bar, it all sounds pretty exclusive. But at the end of the day, this place is just damn eccentric and even has a sticker book for a cocktail menu.

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8-9 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU

Happiness Forgets is an oldie but a goodie. The speakeasy is in a tiny candle-lit basement in Hoxton and serves up some damn fine cocktails. As you’d imagine, it’s a popular one so book a table or get down there early as they won’t let the rabble stand in the corner here!

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11 Leonard St, London EC2A 4AQ, UK
  • Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

With a roaster, coffee bar and eatery all under one roof Ozone isn’t just a place to grab a cup of joe, but somewhere to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner and a few cocktails too. But their on-site roasted coffee is still the main attraction and that eggs benny just happens to go well with it, right?

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81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU, UK
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

The Hoxton, Shoreditch is the original east end design hotel, having been on the block since 2006. The hotel has 211 rooms, which are compact but perfect for city stays, and with a restaurant and lobby below that’s buzzing 24/7 there’s really no reason to be in your room other than to sleep. The rooms all come with free breakfast bag, water and a mini fridge to stock with booze from the lobby shop at supermarket prices although we’d recommend checking out the avo on toast for breakfast – it’s our fave avo in London. Be sure to check out the cultural events programme whilst you’re there too and really submerse yourself in the local culture.

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93 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, UK
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

The very swish Kite eyebar offers a fully-personalised shopping experience with free state-of-the-art eye exams, followed by a one-on-one style consultation with an eye expert to help you find your perfect specs. Designed in London and handcrafted in Italy, the glasses are pretty damn cool too and won’t break the bank even with their high-tech prescription lenses, which are exclusively fitted by industry leading manufacturer Carl Zeiss.

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58 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E1 6JW, UK
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 5:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM

There aren’t too many places serving Burmese food in London and Lahpet do it very well indeed, finding a good balance between traditional dishes and some more modern creations. The eponymous lahpet, the traditional tea leaf salad found all across Burma, is a mainstay and you can also expect dishes like mohinga fish stew, yellow pea paratha, coconut chicken noodles, and shredded lamb stuffed into black cabbage leaves. Lahpet is a great restaurant, offering something you can’t really find elsewhere in London, so you should make a particular beeline for it if you’re craving something new.

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58-60 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP, UK
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Similar to the Mayfair flagship, Cecconi’s Shoreditch serves up the same Italian faves but with a more relaxed vibe… it is East London after all. The restaurant very much looks the part with a black and white tiled floor, marble tables and artwork-covered walls. It’s a menu full of classics done right with dishes like tuna tartare, veal milanese, wood-fired pizza and lobster spaghetti, with all of the pastas also coming in sharing sized portions as well as individal bowls. The Shoreditch outpost of Cecconi’s is an instant hit – it’s classy but not stuffy, it’s got a buzzy atmosphere and the service is totally on point, just as you’d expect from a Soho House operation.

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49-51 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT, UK
  • Monday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:45 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:45 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:45 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:45 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM

Manteca in Shoreditch is the third iteration of a restaurant that started at 10 Heddon Street before moving to Soho, and now finally settling here in on Curtain Road. Of all these, the new place is the one that really feels like their home. If you’ve been to Manteca before and loved it then you will definitely be a fan of the Shoreditch restaurant. All the elements are there – the in-house charcuterie, the nose-to-tail menu, and the fresh pasta – and now it’s all wrapped up in a beautiful new space and a bold menu that combines some of their classic dishes with several new ones. Don’t miss the incredible mortadella, made fresh in house; the crisp, rich pig head fritti; the clam flatbread; the n’duja mussels; and the tonnarelli with a brown crab cacio e pepe sauce.

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1 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, UK
  • Monday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM

Bao Noodle Shop is part of the Taiwanese mini-chain’s empire that includes three ‘regular’ Bao restaurants and Cafe Bao in King’s Cross. They’ve taken over the old Andina site in Shoreditch, facing Smoking Goat and Brat, and have given the place a lovely spruce up. As you might guess from the name, it’s noodles that are the focus here rather than the steamed buns that made them famous, specifically the beef noodle shops of Taiwan. Despite this, there’s only actually two beef noodle soups on the menu, a rich Taipei-style with beef cheek, short rib and spiced beef butter, and a lighter Tainan-style beef soup with rare beef rump. And then to the trusty bao, here as good as ever, and with a particular shoutout to the prawn croquette bun which may just be our new favourite. There’s also sake, wine, tea, and Bao’s own-label beers to crack into. With a prominent position in Shoreditch and a crowd-pleasing menu of big hitters, Bao Noodle Shop is another surefire hit for the team.

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76-78 Paul St, London EC2A 4NE, UK
  • Monday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM

Within the space of a few months, The Princess of Shoreditch, headed by up Great British Menu chef Ruth Hansom, was awarded 3 AA Rosettes (the only pub in London with this honour) and Newcomer of the Year at the Top 50 Gastropubs Awards. The pub is split in two, with the downstairs bar serving an a la carte menu of elevated pub grub (burgers and nachos it ain’t) and a bangin’ Sunday roast and a more formal dining room up top with modern British five- or eight-course tasting menus on offer. The menus change seasonally but each course showcases Ruth’s modern style and her skill in balancing flavours to a tee and though they’re all as pretty as a picture, it’s definitely not a case of style over substance. And at £75 per person for the eight course menu, it’s excellent value for the standard of food.

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100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ, UK
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Mr Lyan, aka cocktail maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana, is back in East London (he opened his first bar White Lyan in the neighbourhood back in 2013) with Seed Library. The bar is in the basement of One Hundred Shoreditch and is decked out in warm orange and red upholstery and wood panelling. There’s lo-fi, analogue approach to drinks, taking inspo from classic cocktails and alternative flavours and ingredients, which means drinks like the Curry Leaf Stonefence (using curry leaf to bring out the greener side of white rum), the Perilla Gin & Tonic (using perilla seed to add green and nutty notes to the bitter sweet cocktail) and the Sancho Leaf Martini (adding the floral spice of szechuan leaf to contrast with the cold gin or vodka).

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100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ, UK

One hotel closes, another one opens. One Hundred Shoreditch, from the Lore Group (who are also behind Sea Containers and Pulitzer Amsterdam) has moved into the site once occupied by the Ace Hotel. The property boasts 258 bedrooms and a whopping six restaurants and bars, including seafood restaurant and wine bar Goddard & Gibbs; destination cocktail bar Seed Library from Ryan Chetiyawardana aka Mr Lyan, which’ll shake up new takes on classic serves; a lobby bar; a coffee shop; and a roof terrace with panoramic views over the city.

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141 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 7DG, UK
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Nordic Poetry is a designer vintage clothing store aimed at elevating the perception of vintage with a brand purpose. The collection is curated by Atika’s founder, Ameli Lindgren, and has been acclaimed by the likes of Vogue and Highsnobiety. Plus, the interior of their location in Shoreditch is nothing short of uber-Instagrammable, with rooms painted entirely salmon pink and 60s mod vibes.

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Unit 5, 5 Calvert Ave, London E2 7JP, UK
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Launched by online platform UTTER and menswear brand MARR, Not Just Another Store is an experimental retail space with creative collaborations at its centre. As well as housing more than 30 fashion and lifestyle brands – Earl of East, Gestalten, Lu By Lu, Manzo Design, No Promise and Strome to name a few – the space works with artists, photographers, illustrators and more to host original events, installations and exhibitions.

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36 Charlotte Rd, London EC2A 3PG, UK
  • Monday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

Japanese izakaya Apothecary is a twist on the traditional Tokyo tavern, mixing classic features – a robata kitchen counter and handcrafted wooden screens – with more contemporary elements such as exposed brick and a wood-burning stove. The drinks list carries everything from local and Japanese beers, through hot and cold sake, to Asian-influenced cocktails. Choose from a range of small plates to snack on while you drink, including robata grilled skewers, sushi, sashimi and hirata steamed buns. And drop by on Friday and Saturday nights for disco, funk, soul or electronic DJ sets.



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