London Uncovered: Things to do and see in Shoreditch

We’re diving headfirst into vibrant Shoreditch – an east London district that’s bursting with creativity, history and endless fun!

Whether you enjoy rummaging through vintage shops for unique finds, adore exploring fresh street art or are just a foodie on a mission to devour delicious delights, get ready to discover the best things to do in Shoreditch.

Brick Lane Sunday Market

Brick Lane Sunday MarketNo trip to Shoreditch is complete without a Sunday stroll through Brick Lane Market! This vibrant market comes alive every Sunday, exploding with colour from its endless rows of stalls. Hunt for unique, vintage clothing and one-of-a-kind jewellery, browse weird and wonderful artwork or grab a bite of delicious street food – all in one place!

Whether you’re a seasoned treasure hunter or just browsing for fun, Brick Lane Market is a feast for the senses, making it one of the number one attractions in Shoreditch.

Old Spitalfields Market

London Food MarketFeeling indecisive about where to eat and shop in Shoreditch? Look no further than Old Spitalfields Market! This incredible London market is open seven days a week with 42 food stalls serving all sorts of deliciousness. Plus this market is also home to 60 shops and stalls overflowing with handmade crafts, vintage treasures and even designer labels.

Old Spitalfields’ bright and airy food market venue is an absolute East London must-visit. With something for every taste bud, choose from decadent desserts to juicy burgers and even steaming cups of chai. What’s more, Old Spitalfields has plenty of history to uncover. Much like Borough Market in Southwark, Old Spitalfields dates all the way back to the 17th century!

Street art spotting along Hanbury Street, Chance Street & more!

Shoreditch street artShoreditch is always buzzing with creativity. But beyond the buzz of nightlife, vintage shopping and indie markets, this trendy neighbourhood offers another kind of artistic treasure trove: its ever-changing street art.

With countless stunning murals scattered throughout the district, Shoreditch is home to a fascinating and constantly evolving urban art scene. Explore the most popular pieces at your own pace, including  Let’s Adore and Endure Each Other by Stephen Powers on Great Eastern Street, multiple murals by Benzi Brofman on Brick Lane and Shadowplay by Shepard Fairey on Hanbury Street. Or jump on a free guided tour to embrace all of Shoreditch’s artistic gems.

Shuffle Club Shoreditch

Looking for a unique and epic way to challenge your mates? Look no further than the Shuffle Club, Shoreditch’s hottest spot for a night of friendly (or fiercely competitive) shuffleboard fun!

Shuffle Club caters to all, whether you’re celebrating a work win, a milestone birthday or just a lively Friday night. Grab a lane for your crew or snag a table for a more intimate date night. So, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience that will have you bragging for weeks to come, add Shuffle Club to your list of must-visit activities in Shoreditch!

Brick Lane Vintage Market

Brick Lane Vintage MarketShoreditch’s Brick Lane is the Holy Grail of vintage shopping in London! Overflowing with retro treasures and funky finds, there’s no better place to dig than the legendary Brick Lane Vintage Market inside The Truman Brewery.

With over 40 independent traders and boutiques, all packed together into this vintage wonderland, Brick Lane Vintage Market isn’t your average stuffy antique shop. We’re talking well-stocked stalls bursting rows of old-school leather jackets, dazzling furs, reworked sportswear and quirky accessories waiting to add a touch of personality to your outfit!

On the lookout for more vintage gems in the Big Smoke? Check out our favourite spots for vintage shopping in London here.

18th-century architecture along Princelet Street & Fournier Street

Georgian architecture in ShoreditchDid you know Shoreditch boasts a hidden gem for history buffs – a beautiful pocket of 18th-century architecture? Tucked away on Princelet Street and Fournier Street, you’ll find a charming collection of Georgian townhouses.

Originally built for Huguenot silk weavers in the 1700s, this gorgeous architecture offers a glimpse into Shoreditch’s industrial past. With incredibly well-preserved, symmetrical facades and (sometimes!) colourful doorways, these Georgian townhouses are like a living museum.

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Shopping on Redchurch Street

Shopping on Redchurch StreetCalling all fashionistas and design enthusiasts – Shoreditch is an absolute haven for shoppers! And when it comes to finding unique boutiques and independent stores, Redchurch Street is your golden ticket.

This charming east London street is lined with independent shops overflowing with everything from high-end designer threads to quirky homeware and ornate finds. You’ll discover hidden gems like Modern Society, a concept store blending fashion with coffee and art, and A.P.C., a Parisian label known for its timeless and chic collections.

BOXPARK Shoreditch

BoxparkWe can’t talk about Shoreditch without mentioning Boxpark. Built from recycled shipping containers, this unique spot is like a mini-metropolis of edgy fashion, delicious eats and great vibes, all stacked neatly in the heart of Shoreditch.

Boxpark offers two floors of fun. Downstairs, you’ll find a treasure trove of indie shops selling trendy streetwear and quirky homeware. Feeling peckish after all that shopping? Head upstairs to the rooftop’s open-air haven, lined with street food vendors serving up a global feast. From succulent burgers and sizzling Asian stir-fries to mouthwatering vegan options, grab a bite, find a comfy spot and soak up the Shoreditch atmosphere.

Explore natural wines at Oranj

Oranj wine barThis newbie bar has been making a splash in London’s natural wine scene and for good reason. Oranj is a funky warehouse-style wine bar with a trendy exposed brick interior and cosy vibes throughout.

But Oranj isn’t just about looks! With their unique selection of natural wines, Oranj also regularly teams up with local food pop-ups – so you can grab a delicious bite alongside your vino. Whether you’re on a first date, catching up with friends or flying solo, Oranj is the perfect snug spot for an evening tipple.

Looking for your next favourite natural wine shop in the capital? Check out our list of the best natural wine bars in London here.

Beigel Bake VS Beigel Shop

Beigel Bake and Beigel Shop on Brick LaneNestled just a few feet away from each other on Brick Lane sits two legendary institutions: Beigel Bake and Beigel Shop. Both have been serving up iconic London bagels for over a century and both have passionate followings convinced they hold the crown for ‘the best bagel in London.’

So, what’s the difference? Honestly, not a whole lot. Both shops use traditional recipes and techniques, producing those satisfyingly chewy bagels with a distinctive salty crust. They’re filled with all the classic fillings you crave, from lashings of cream cheese and smoked salmon to salty beef and poppy seeds. Our suggestion? Grab a bagel from each and have your own taste test!

Museum of the Home

The Museum of the Home brings the history of London living to life! Explore a series of period rooms, all decked out to show how homes have changed throughout the centuries. Imagine wandering through a Tudor kitchen with its roaring fireplace or peeking into a posh Georgian townhouse – complete with decadent furnishings and decor.

But this museum isn’t just about old stuff! Museum of the Home also holds special exhibitions that explore all sorts of fascinating themes related to home and living in London today. Plus, they have beautiful gardens to wander through, a cute cafe for a post-museum refuel and a gift shop filled with unique homeware bits and bobs.

Bounce Old Street

Beer pongLooking for some fun things to do in Shoreditch that guarantee laughter, friendly competition and a few cheeky drinks? Bounce Old Street is the ultimate playground for grown-ups! This lively activity bar isn’t your average hangout. Bounce has taken the classic game of ping pong and turned it into an epic social experience.

We’re talking classic beer pong (because what’s a party without it?), high-tech Wonderball with an immersive twist, fast-paced ping pong battles and their brand new Shuffleboard Rebound! Feeling peckish while you play? Bounce even goes above and beyond with epic bottomless brunches! So, whether you’re a ping pong champion or a complete beginner, Bounce is the perfect spot to add some fun competition to your Shoreditch itinerary!