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184 Brick Lane
Shoreditch
London
E1 6SA

Why move to Shoreditch?

We think Shoreditch is easily the most interesting, creative and vibrant place to live in London today. Not only that, the commute to the City, Canary Wharf and Central London is really easy too. Plus the area boasts a range of homes to choose from including attractive period properties, cool warehouse conversions and slick contemporary developments.

Some things to love about living in Shoreditch

Old Street offers connections on the Northern line, Shoreditch High Street offers a great connection to the London over ground service and Aldgate, Aldgate east and Liverpool Street offer connections to the Central Line and national rail services.

If it's food or drink that you fancy pay a visit to The Big Chill, Vibe Bar, Drunken Monkey or The Strong Rooms to encounter the Shoreditch scene.

Shoreditch is home to the famous 24 hour Bagel shop located on Brick Lane, a favourite for tourists and locals alike.

Visit one of the numerous street art galleries that Shoreditch is famous for, including artist owned galleries such as Stolen Space at the Truman Brewery or Pure Evil Galley located on Leonard Street.

The Old Truman Brewery, East London's revolutionary arts and media quarter, is home to a hive of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants. The finely tuned mix of business and leisure has created an environment unique in London, making the Old Truman Brewery a destination in its own right.

A little bit of history

The vibrant Shoreditch we know and love today has enjoyed a colourful past to say the least. In the 16th century, it was home to London's first theatres, (helped by the fact that as a suburb of the City of London, it was out of reach of the city's puritanical law-makers). Come the 17th century Huguenot silk weavers and wealthy traders moved in, creating a booming textile and furniture industry. But, this industry declined and by the end of the 19th century the area was known for poverty, crime and prostitution, setting the scene for Jack the Ripper's infamous murders. Bombing during WWII left the area further disadvantaged and the 20th Century saw the rein of the notorious Kray Twins. Today however, the area is once more an entertainment hotspot and is becoming world renowned for its rich cultural mix and booming creative and digital industries.

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There are numerous new developments springing up all over Shoreditch, including the Avant-Garde Building by Telford Homes, a 320 apartment block on Bethnal Green Road with a mix of retail units including boutiques and a supermarket.

Shopping

When it's time for the weekly shop, Shoreditch boasts all the usual supermarkets but there's much more to our shopping scene than that. Shoreditch is peppered with quirky independent boutiques to discover, from Maiden, for unqiue gifts including Bunny Sucides books and apple-shaped post-its, to leading menswear store Present, where they won't just kit you out with the latest threads, coolest stationary and hippest comics, you can also have a coffee made by the World Barista Champion 2009.

Head to Brick Lane's Sunday market for fruit and veg, unique arts and crafts and vintage clothes and furniture, the daily Bethnal Green Road Market for fruit, veg and household goods, or, for a visual feast, Columbia Road's spectacular Sunday Flower Market.

When it's time to kit your new home out, there's lots on offer here too, from Squint who specialise in traditional furnishings upholstered in their trademark patchwork of vintage and contemporary textiles, and modernist mavens SPC, to übercool Milk, to countless cool and quirky small independents in Spitalfields market.

For something out of the ordinary, check out Boxpark, a shopping centre made entirely of refitted shipping containers that features brands such as Nike, Evisu, Marimekko, Chopped, Crussh and Foxcroft & Ginger.

The area is also famous for pop-up shops and restaurants. Keep an ear to the ground and an eye on Timeout for the latest here today gone tomorrow experience.

WE THINK SHOREDITCH IS EASILY THE MOST INTERESTING, CREATIVE AND VIBRANT PLACE TO LIVE IN LONDON TODAY.

Transport

By Tube:

Local stations include Aldgate East (District, Hammersmith & City Line), Bethnal Green (Central Line) and Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan) By Overground: Shoreditch High Street and Hoxton are served by London Overground's newly extended East London Line.

By Train:

Liverpool Street offers interconnections with national rail routes.

By Air:

Catch the Stansted express, a fast link to London Stansted Airport from Liverpool Street.

Other:

We recommend City link, Liberty cars, Hoxton taxis. Black cabs are also plentiful.

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