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About Shoreditch

Est. 1899

The likes of Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen started the Eastward momentum towards Shoreditch.  Its arts scene has only flourished with the spread of affluence from the City causing the district to be a desirable destination for shoppers, restaurant-goers, and clubbers in search of a different edge to London.  Shoreditch has had a chequered history, this was the sight of the recently uncovered late sixteenth century Curtain Theatre where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was first staged before becoming a renowned slum in the eighteenth century, whose narrow streets were filled with cabinetmakers.

Today you are more likely to find boutiques and art galleries than cabinetmakers, generating Shoreditch’s cutting-edge urban style and creativity, while celebrating the area’s craftsmanship roots.  Despite the impetus of wealth, Shoreditch retains the gritty East End ambience that made this area so appealing to creative types in the first place.  The formerly shabby Redchurch Street is warding off any signs of becoming a generic high street with its array of stylish boutiques and vintage shops set in Georgian facades, amidst a backdrop of some of the most original street art in London.

Explore the home of hip East London for a feel of the current fashion, arts, and music scene blended with its unique cultural heritage, which has spilled out to many of its hot new neighbors.

Boutiques in the Shoreditch area

Aida

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133 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE
Tel: 0207 739 2811

Independent Designer Collective

This quirky indie boasts it's very own in-store café, enter a world of chic vintage inspired labels from TBA and Something Else for girls to Knowledge Cotton and Minimum for boys.


Ally Capellino

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9 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP
Tel: 0207 033 7843

Independent Designer

For three decades Ally Capellino has developed a distinct approach to design and developed a much loved and highly recognisable aesthetic, culminating in a successful leather and accessories collection.


Luna & Curious

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24-26 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP
Tel: 0203 222 0034

Independent Designer Collective

Luna & Curious is an inspired collective who run an exquisite boutique in Shoreditch. Offering a cornucopia of finely rendered objects and clothing it is a must see destination.


Junky Styling

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21 Hackney Road, E2 7NX
Tel: 0207 247 1883

Independent Designer

Self taught designers Annika Sanders & Kerry Seager founded Junky in 1997. All garments are made from the highest quality second hand clothing, which is deconstructed, re-cut and completely transformed.


Best Known For

  • Independent Brands
  • Jewellery
  • Crafts
  • Eclectic Bars
  • World Cuisine
  • Fine Food

Getting There

Buses

8, 26, 35, 47, 48, 55, 67, 78, 135, 149, 242, 243 & 388

Underground

  • Shoreditch High Street (Overground)
  • Hoxton (Overground)
  • Old Street Station (Northern Line)

Transport for London Journey Planner

Car

Parking in central London is unfailingly hard to find and achingly expensive; take public transport if possible. There is one car park on Shoreditch High Street near the service station, this is pay and display and is not cheap.

Opening Times

Opening times vary – most from 11:00am
Most boutiques are open on Monday.

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