Luxury holidays in Shoreditch

Gritty and graffiti-splattered – with divisive brutalist architecture – Shoreditch is a wellspring of creativity and a warren of hipster bars, eateries and boutiques. The rise of Shoreditch’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ tech hub has spit-shined this scruffy ’hood, but alongside its pricey lofts, upcycled dive bars and bustling Boxpark are pockets of punk swagger and remnants of old East London (including the bells of Shoreditch from the nursery rhyme).

When to go

Even when the sun’s dimmed there’s something shiny to attract you here. In summer people spill onto bar terraces on Hoxton Square; winter brings warming club nights; and the Queen of Hoxton’s roof terrace changes theme with the season.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    From Heathrow, ride the express train to Paddington, then hop on the Tube’s Circle or Hammersmith & City Line and ride to Liverpool Street station; central Shoreditch is around a 10-minute walk from there. From Gatwick, ride the express train to Victoria, hop on the Tube to Euston the change onto the Northern Line for a few stops to Old Street station. By taxi, either airport is a 90-minute ride.
  • Automobiles

    Shoreditch is just outside the Congestion Charge zone, but driving in the city can be a harrowing affair. London’s transport links are better than grumbling locals would have you believe and Shoreditch is well-placed for zipping around by Tube. You can easily hire a car at London’s major airports, but parking it is a less straightforward affair.