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Shoreditch, Hoxton & Haggerston

Shoreditch is the birthplace of the Hackney hipster. In the heart of the East End, on the edge of the City, it remains one of the capital's most popular night-time destinations.

A dizzying array of bars, clubs and restaurants make it a top pick for a Friday or Saturday night out.

By day, the area becomes a high-end retail mecca, with luxury brands sitting next to the independent boutiques and art galleries that line the cobbled side streets.

Shoreditch is also where the past meets the future. The home of Hackney's booming digital, media and creative industry sector has been dubbed Tech City.

And don't forget a visit to Hoxton Square, said to be among the oldest in the capital. Hoxton was once a mecca for artists and is now awash with bars, restaurants and galleries.

If you want a more old school East End atmosphere, wander down to Hoxton Street Market, the oldest in Hackney and recently relaunched with new-look stalls.

Take a stroll along the Regent's Canal, and stop off along the way in Haggerston to relax in its park or visit the pigs, donkeys, chickens and goats at Hackney City Farm.

This long established nightlife venue on Old Street, in Shoreditch, underwent a bit of a revamp in 2012.
International hipster hotel group Ace unsurprisingly chose to set up its London outpost in Shoreditch.
Offering enough food, drink and cultural activities to last punters from breakfast time to last orders at the bar, The Book Club is a popular spot in the Shoreditch scene.
The Boundary in Shoreditch is a converted Victorian warehouse that houses three high end restaurants and bars; 12 individually designed guest bedrooms, plus five studios, lofts and suites; a food store; and cafe bakery.
An ever changing array of fashion and lifestyle brands have set up shop in Shoreditch's Boxpark.
The fourth restaurant from the Spanish restaurant group Brindisa opened in Shoreditch with a focus on speciality fish, rice and pasta dishes from the Mediterranean.
Britannia Leisure Centre, next to Shoreditch Park, has a range of sports facilities from upgraded gym to a swimming pool with wave machine and slide.
Cargo is one of Shoreditch's most well-established and popular nightlife venues.
This classic and heritage American workwear brand has a flagship store on Shoreditch High Street showcasing its latest ranges.
The Courthouse in Shoreditch is a quirky five star hotel with a fascinating history.
The former Hoxton Library was given a new lease of artistic life when it became home to fringe production company Courtyard Theatre.
The Curtain is a five star hotel in Shoreditch that includes a restaurant, live music venue and private members club.
Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes is a leading bar, cafe and gallery space in the middle of Shoreditch.
This Shoreditch pub is famous for its appearance in the nursery rhyme: 'Up and down the City Road, in and out of The Eagle. That's the way the money goes. Pop goes the weasel...'
With comfy sofas, sumptuous cocktails and wine list, gourmet treats and cosy blankets, this boutique 50-seat cinema in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, is one of Hackney's best kept secrets.
The Express by Holiday Inn offers no frills, budget accommodation right in the centre of Shoreditch's nightlife district.
F Cooke has served pies, jellied eels and mash to East Londoners for nearly 150 years.
Fellows Court Community Centre in Haggerston hosts a number of local groups including a youth club.
Fifteen in Hoxton is the first restaurant ever opened by famed TV chef Jamie Oliver way back in 2002.
When Angela Flowers established her gallery in a former laundry/fur storage facility in Hackney in the 1980s, it was one of the first to open in the East End.
The Geffrye is the UK's only museum to specialise in the history of interior design and domestic life.
The Glory in Haggerston is one of the leading gay venues in London.
A unique and progressive theatre project based in Shoreditch that places disabled artists centre-stage, Graeae is a force for change in the dramatic arts.
Hackney City Farm in Haggerston has been giving the local community the opportunity to get up close to countryside animals for over 30 years.
Hackney Coffee Company is a local business, down to the core, making its own blends and serving proper good coffee.
Hackney House is a large industrial event space in Curtain Road in the heart of Shoreditch.
Haggerston Park is contained by high brick walls which gives it a sheltered, calm air, and makes it a bit of a suntrap in summer.
One of East London's longest-running community arts initiatives, Hoxton Hall has a colourful history, which is intertwined with the life of the borough.
It's hard to believe now, but in the early noughties there were virtually no hotels in Shoreditch, so The Hoxton was a bit of an early adopter in 2006.
The Hoxton Mix is a combination of office and desk space in the centre of Shoreditch.
Hoxton Square is a focal point of Shoreditch's fashionable cultural quarter, well known for its art galleries, clubs, bars and restaurants.
Everyone from Janelle Monae to Rita Ora has played at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen before going on to become a massive international name.
Established in 1687, and just a short stroll from central Shoreditch, Hoxton is the oldest street market in Hackney.
iNDUSTRY situated in East Road, Shoreditch, is a workspace with desks or studios for hire, just a few minutes walk from Old Street tube.
Bordering Haggerston Park, iNDUSTRY Whiston Road is a flexible workspace community for entrepreneurs, freelancers, small and growing businesses.
Kachette is a multi-functional event space in the former ticket hall of the now closed Shoreditch Station in Old Street.
Kestin Hare is a British menswear brand with a flagship store in Shoreditch.
La Cabina promises to bring top quality tapas 'straight from Seville' to this late night Shoreditch bar.
London Bike Kitchen doesn't sell bikes, but teaches people to fix their own machines, with courses running all year round.
Step through the 'looking glass' at the Shoreditch end of Hackney Road and experience hand-crafted, seasonal, affordable cocktails designed by the in-house team.
The M by Montcalm in Shoreditch is one of a number of hotels to spring up around Old Street seeking to capitalize on the area's Tech City status.
This seemingly quiet stretch of Hoxton Street can draw a raucous crowd most nights of the week for The Macbeth's renowned live music and club nights.
Motel is a well equipped photographic studio and event hire space housed in a Victorian railway-arch in Shoreditch.
Hidden down stairs between two cafes on City Road in Shoreditch, Nightjar is inspired by the secret drinking dens of the 1920s Prohibition era.
High end global restaurateurs and hoteliers Nobu, chose Shoreditch as the location to open its first London hotel.
The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub in Shoreditch, renowned for being a driving force in the East London music scene.
One Hundred is a restaurant and cocktail bar in Hoxton Street offering tapas-style Asian fusion food and drinks.
The Prince Arthur is tucked away down a quiet side road off Old Street and is one of the last remaining traditional pubs in Shoreditch.
The RE Hotel on Hackney Road is conveniently situated between tourist hotspots of Shoreditch and Broadway Market.
This convivial pub, which is in a great location just off buzzing Hoxton Square, has had its ups and downs over the years.
Rich Mix is an independent arts venue in Shoreditch, which in addition to screening movies, presents a varied programme of live music, theatre, dance, spoken word, family activities and art exhibitions.
Rivington Place in the heart of Shoreditch is the UK's first permanent public space dedicated to diversity in the visual arts.
This bar, gallery and venue for hire is conveniently located just off Kingsland Road, with an eclectic line-up of events ranging from burlesque to disco nights.
In contrast to its small size, the Rosemary Branch Theatre has a big reputation, starting life as a Victorian music hall that hosted such legendary names as Marie Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin.
A traditional 'greasy spoon' cafe serving classic English breakfasts on the corner of City Road and Shepherdess Walk in Shoreditch.
Shoreditch Park is one of the borough's largest green spaces at 19 hectares and has a range of facilities for sporting activities.
Stonebridge Gardens in Haggerston is a tranquil hidden gem of a park, just off the busy Kingsland Road.
Tokyo Bike is the shop for would-be bike owners looking for a super stylish ride and who prefer comfort to speed.
A modern and flexible venue hire space in Haggerston that specialises in hosting training courses, meetings and conferences.
Japanese restaurant and bar Tonkotsu, which was at the forefront of London's ramen revolution, set up it's first East London outpost near Haggerston station.
The Trampery in Old Street is an award-winning, open plan, shared workspace which houses a community of emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses.
This venture from top chef Mark Hix is in a former electricity generating station in Shoreditch and features an imposing Damien Hirst installation slap bang in the middle of the restaurant.
Trapeze is a circus-themed cocktail bar and restaurant in Shoreditch with a weekend nightclub in the basement.
Trew Era Café in Hoxton was originally set up as a social enterprise by comic and political activist Russell Brand and is staffed by people in 'abstinence-based recovery'.
TripSpace bills itself as an innovative cultural space for contemporary performance and social engagement.
Turning Earth is a ceramics studio in Haggerston which offers open-access membership to everyone from total beginners to professional artists.
A commercial gallery in Hoxton featuring the work of established and emerging contemporary artists from the USA, Europe and Asia.
A favourite with restaurateur Mark Hix, Viet Grill in Hoxton, combines Vietnamese street food and a fine dining setting.
Part creative community, part arts venue, Village Underground in Shoreditch is a former industrial space repurposed for all kinds of cultural events.
Pizza mecca Voodoo Ray's has a second Hackney outpost in Boxpark, the Shoreditch pop-up mall made from shipping containers.
The Waterhouse restaurant is tucked away down a side street in Hoxton and has picturesque views over the Regent's Canal.
A multidisciplinary gallery hidden away in a Hoxton side street, waterside contemporary works with London-based and international artists to create shows examining the political fringes.
Well Hung is a Hoxton-based art gallery and framing business which hosts regular exhibitions with a focus on urban and street art.
Whistles opened it's first dedicated menswear store in Boundary Street, which has become a go to Shoreditch destination for fashion aficionados.
XOYO in Shoreditch is one of the leading venues in London's dance music scene.
Hoxton Hall is Young Hackney's centre for youth arts, whether you're just starting out, or considering a career in the arts.
Z Shoreditch is housed within the former Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms, a stone's throw from Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch.
Ziferblat is a co-working and events space in Shoreditch, where everything is free except time.
One of the original breakout Shoreditch venues, Zigfrid was an artists' studio transformed by Goldsmiths graduate and furniture designer Paul Daly into a buzzy late night bar in 2003.

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