A boggy marshland which became home to Shakespeare's first theatre, a centre of the furniture trade and then a 'Tech City', all inside 1000 years. Shoreditch High Street is a fascinating story of urban creation and renewal.Read More
Our new 'Then and Now' piece looks at the history of Curtain Road, a road that has been through the ages a place of murder and theft, of performance and entertainment - where Romeo and Juliet was introduced to the world - and a place of style, home to the London College of Fashion.Read More
Our new Shoreditch Originals Music feature comes in two parts with this, part one, focused on the places the parties rocked. One-time Blitz kid, now music producer and Shoreditch face Ian Tregoning filled us in on the role Shoreditch played in the massive acid house and post punk scenes that boomed and thumped here, changing the face of London nightlife for good.
What better way to start our new 'Shoreditch Originals' series of blog posts than with summer’s crowning glory – fetes, fairs and festivals. Encountering bleeding-edge and downright odd modern art happenings, spontaneously losing yourself in the sweetness of unknown musical notes, and gorging on alfresco banquets of unbelievable variety is what Shoreditch has been and continues to be about.Read More
The founder of Stirling Ackroyd, and undeniable pioneer of the Shoreditch property market, bounces from phone call to phone call about everything from Ibiza properties to flying visits from his accountant. Inside the cancer ward at The Royal Marsden, it’s business as usual for James Goff.Read More
Ask any local resident or business owner how much Shoreditch has transformed over the last two decades and they will all agree it's changed almost beyond recognition. But by stepping back nearly three hundred years and looking at these maps it's clear to see that the recent changes are relatively small-scale.Read More