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
With the excavation and resurrection of a Shakespearean playhouse taking place in our very own Shoreditch as we speak, it’s time to uncover what theatrical productions already exist above ground level in and around the area.
The Curtain Theatre circle was a premier venue for The Bard’s company and is purportedly where Romeo and Juliet was first performed, and is soon to be reinstated to its former Elizabethan glory but until then, here’s a list of the onstage chemistry happening right here right now.Read More
The good people of East London have taken it upon themselves to put a twist on what most single's would say is already a pretty twisted day: Valentine's Day. Whether you classify it as stupid's day or cupid's day, Shoreditch and the surrounding area call upon you to at least celebrate a love of fun and food!Read More
When the Christmas turkey has finally digested and the New Year bubbles well and truly deflated, the infamous Jan-Feb weather does little to give ones energy a leg-up. Laugh in the face of TFL’s ‘extreme weather conditions’ and dare to venture out into Shoreditch to discover a wealth of cockle-warming activities that will get hearts, minds and bodies racing again.Read More
Tucked in a corner of Shoreditch, behind a hand-sculpted wall mural, lies another art piece of sorts. Past the carved graffiti and the crunch of gravel in the car park is a narrow door to a 2,500 sq ft world of hard-core body training - the home to Jay Benedetti's On-Point Training gym - in-demand fitness trainers of Shoreditch.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
Silvio, owner of the Silvio's cafés, passionately describes how Shoreditch has managed to scrape itself up from a desolate wasteland of crumbling bombsites to become the epitome of modern hipster culture - fuelled in part by the pastries, coffees and lunches his local mini-chain serves up.
The Shoreditch Zoo is part advertising campaign, part art project — a wonkily appropriate celebration and social commentary of the Zoo-like culture and people of Shoreditch here in the 21st century.Read More
Three illustrations created by Le Gun for the The Shoreditch Zoo campaign features a cast of residents and characters at home in real Shoreditch scenes; The Bricklayers Arms, Hoxton Square and Shoreditch High Street.Read More