A handpicked selection of our favourite things in Shoreditch



There aren't many decent boozers left in Shoreditch, but the Well & Bucket is little gem. Hidden off the tourist track, the pub has been restored to its former glory days and with about 18 craft beers on tap, you'll have no trouble finding a decent pint either. Cheers to that!

143 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Bethnal Green


We were so bloody excited when Smokestak announced they were going perm with a restaurant in Shoreditch and the spot certainly doesn't disappoint. Their legendary brisket and pickled chilli bun of course takes centre stage, but their snacks are on a new level too with a giant slab of pork scratching dusted with chilli powder and BBQ pigs tails on the menu. YUM.

35 Scatler St, London, E1 6LB -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street

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Speakeasies might be just as common as Wetherspoons in London, but we still have a soft spot for them and in particular Happiness Forgets. Hidden in a tiny candle-lit basement, this place serves up some damn fine cocktails and with their no standing rule, it never gets overcrowded either. It's win-*win.

8-9 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


Your mop definitely won’t get butchered here. We're happy to put our locks in the stylists hands at Butchers salon any day. They use eco-friendly products and if you ask nicely they might even give you a head or shoulder massage, because it's all about five-star treatment.

63 Hackney Road, Shoreditch, London E2 7NX -

Hoxton Old Street


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.

131-132 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


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.

159 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


This isn't just our fave coffee shop in Shoreditch, but one of our fave in London. With top notch coffee, a bangin' food menu and a big space downstairs that's perfect for working in, we can easily lose a few hours here.

11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


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 and pick up some Aesop goodies OBVS.

151 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QE, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


We absolutely love HKK, the Michelin star Chinese is knockout. The Peking Duck is their signature dish and an absolute must order. Marinated in a glaze of Chinese five spice, lemon grass, sugar, vinegar and garlic, hung for 24hrs and cooked in a firestone oven over a cherry wood fire, it's the best we've ever tasted and worth going to HKK for that alone.

88 Worship St, London EC2A 2BE, United Kingdom -

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This Sister Ray might not be the original (that one's in Soho), BUT we still love digging through the £1 box of 'jukebox classics' and if nothing takes our fancy there they always have lots of shiny new releases and a few limited edition vinyls.

100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


Rök is so worth rocking up to. The smokehouse knocks out some of the best grub in town, but whatever you do make sure you kick things off with their scallop in the shell with ndjua & british seaweed and order THAT Cauliflower cheese with almonds & duck dust on the side!

26 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3NY -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street

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The Hoxton is like our second home. Whether we're digging into eggs & avo, smashing out a few emails in front of the fire, knocking back the Negronis or falling face first into one of their uber comfy beds, we love this place and could literally spend all day here.

81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


Callooh Callay might not be the hidden gem it once was, but it's still one of our faves - let's face it they have a Narnia-style wardrobe and sticker book cocktail menu. We've never had two nights that same here and that's why we'll always have a soft spot for this bad boy.

65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


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.

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

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


Sometimes we like our cinema cheap and cheerful, and sometimes we wanna go all out...that's when we go to Electric Cinema. The single-screen cinema mainly shows indies with a couple of blockbusters thrown in the mix, but the real reason we go there is for those velvet armchairs, cashmere blankets and their cocktails menu; it's the winning date night.

64-66 Redchurch St, Shoreditch London E2 7DP -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


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 to include Adidas, Reebok, Vans, Convers, Nike and more.

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

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


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.

New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY, United Kingdom -

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


Rochelle Canteen is a proper hidden gem. Entry is via a buzzer on a little door in the wall of an old Victorian school off Arnold Circus and inside you'll find the school's former bike shed turned into a canteen serving fresh and seasonal food. It's little oasis in the heart of Shoreditch.

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

Shoreditch High Street Old Street


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.

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

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