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blues kitchen

Blues Kitchen

Lively BBQ joint with great live music

020 7729 7216 134-146 Curtain Road, EC2A 3AR theblueskitchen.com

bodeans

Bodeans

The original of the now ubiquitous BBQ joints, with good meat-free options alongside traditional meaty feasts

020 7608 7230 201 City Road, EC1V 1JN bodeansbbq.com

Boxpark

Boxpark

A pop-up mall opened in 2011, the 60 rented shipping containers here are filled with a mix of creative businesses, shops and cafes

020 7033 2899 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY boxpark.co.uk

Brick Lane Bagel Shop

Brick Lane Beigel Shop

This 24 hour shop has been serving up traditional baked delights to the Jewish community since 1855

020 7729 0826 155 Brick Lane, E1 6SB

Chris Dyson

Chris Dyson Architects

Award-winning architecture practice

020 7247 1816 74 Commercial Street, E1 6LY chrisdyson.co.uk

Columbia Road Market

Columbia Road Flower Market

If you’re looking for antiques, vintage homewares, art or (of course), flowers, there’s no better place for a weekend wander.

Columbia Road, E2 columbiaroad.info

Electric cinema

Electric Cinema

Boutique cinema with luxurious seating and licensed bar

020 3350 3490 64-66 Redchurch St, E2 7DP electriccinema.co.uk/shoreditch

Electric Elephant Café and Gallery

Electric Elephant Café and Gallery

A café and gallery serving delicious homemade cakes and excellent, fairtrade coffee

020 7277 4433 186a Crampton St, SE17 3AE electricelephant.co.uk

English wine & spirit company

English Wine & Spirits Company

Innovative wine and spirits experts who stock an unusual range, handpicked from the best small producers

020 3751 9410 8 Devonshire Row, EC2M 4RH ewsco.co.uk

Exmouth market

Exmouth Market

Thriving destination for food, drink and shopping

Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL exmouth.london

fuckoffee

F***offee

Cafe with quirky wall hangings, colourful tables and an extensive menu of organic coffee and cake

020 7403 7655 163-167 Bermondsey St, SE1 3UW fuckoffee.co.uk

Fashion and textile museum

Fashion and Textile Museum

Set in a technicolour building designed by Mexican architect, Ricardo Legorreta, this is a must visit for anyone with an interest in style

020 7407 8664 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3XF ftmlondon.org

Form studio

FORMstudio

Innovative, established architecture practice with a range of work that encompasses office builds for blue chip companies through to small residential projects

020 7407 3336 179-181 Bermondsey St (1 Bermondsey Exchange), SE1 3UW formstudio.co.uk

Geffrye museum

Geffrye Museum

A fascinating museum, set on the edge of Dalston, depicting the changes and history in family life through the centuries

020 7739 9893 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA geffrye-museum.org.uk

Grind shoreditch

Grind & Co

The first of a supercool chain of all-day coffee and drinks joints, Grind has been established in Shoreditch since 2011

020 7490 7490 213 Old Street, EC1V 9NR grind.co.uk/shoreditchgrind

Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm

A hidden oasis tucked away in the innermost urban environment, this is a great and stimulating place to visit with children

020 7729 6381 1a Goldsmiths Row, E2 8QA hackneycityfarm.co.uk

Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor

Famous for its steaks from British reared beef and its weekend roasts, this is a mecca for carnivores.

020 7426 4850 157A Commercial Street, E1 6BJ thehawksmoor.com

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

Discover what life was like on an historic warship that was active from WW2 until the 1960s. Great for family days out

020 7940 6300 The Queen's Walk, SE1 2JH iwm.org.uk/hms-belfast

Hostem

Hostem

One of Time Out’s 100 Best Shops in London, Hostem is the place to visit for tailored menswear for all occasions

0207 739 9733 28 Old Nichol St, E2 7HR hostem.co.uk

Hotbox

Hot Box

BBQ bar-grill with craft beers, bourbon and cocktails

020 7247 1817 46-48 Commercial St, E1 6LT hotboxlondon.com

Hoxton Hotel

Hoxton Hotel

Great value, stylish hotel with 210 small but perfectly formed bedrooms.

020 7550 100 81 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HU thehoxton.com

Imperial War Museum London

Imperial War Museum

Educational, interactive and thought-provoking museum and archive in a unique building.

020 7416 5000 Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ iwm.org.uk

Isambard's cycles

Isambard’s Cycles Bespoke Bikes

If you have even the slightest interest in cycling, it’s worth dropping into this brilliant bike shop on Bethnal Green Road

07757 107357 145 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG isambards.co.uk

J crew london

J. Crew

Menswear-only store from the cool U.S. fashion brand offering clothes, shoes and accessories

020 7613 7100 58 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP jcrew.com

Jealous gallery

Jealous Gallery

A gallery, print publisher and printing studio, selling a mixture of fine art, illustration and graphic art.

020 7739 4107 53 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3PT jealousgallery.com

Jose bar

José

Authentic tapas and sherry bar, set up by ex Brindisa head-chef Jose Pizarro

020 7256 5333 104 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UB josepizarro.com

Kestin Hare London

Kestin Hare

Scottish menswear designer selling beautifully made, simple clothes

020 7729 5514 42-44 Rivington Street, EC2A 3QP kestinhare.com

La Bodequita

La Bodeguita

A Latin-American grocery store, restaurant and deli that has been a destination for expats for years

020 7701 9166 Elephant & Castle shopping centre, Walworth Road, SE1 6TE labodeguita.co.uk

Labour and wait

Labour & Wait

Stylish and simple enamelware and traditional household objects, from brooms to bowls as well as stationery and clothing

020 7729 6253 85 Redchurch Street, E2 7DJ labourandwait.co.uk

Le pont de la tour

Le Pont de la Tour

Modern French food in a glamorous setting with the backdrop of Tower Bridge.

020 7403 8403 36D Shad Thames, SE1 2YE lepontdelatour.co.uk

Ligne Roset London

Ligne Roset

Flagship of the French furniture company known for its collaborations with cutting edge design talent

020 7426 9670 37-39 Commercial Road, E1 1LF ligne-roset-city.co.uk

The London Dungeon

London Dungeon

London’s most macabre tourist attraction, recently revamped and rehomed and more popular than ever

020 7654 0809 Riverside Building,County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road , SE1 7PB thedungeons.com

Maltby street market

Maltby Street Market

A world-famous must visit for tourists (and a shopping favourite for food loving locals)

Ropewalk, SE1 3PA maltby.st/

Merchant tavern

Merchants Tavern

A bar and dining room set in the warehouse that once housed the famous Cantaloupe bar, this is fine dining, Shoreditch style

020 7060 5335 36 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PG merchantstavern.co.uk

Ministry of sound

Ministry of Sound

London’s most famous nightclub, the original home of the dance music superbrand is still going strong

+44 (0) 20 7740 8600 103 Gaunt St, SE1 6DP ministryofsound.com

Mr Start Shoreditch

Mr.Start

Popular menswear brand now including knitwear and with a long list of celebrity fans

020 7729 6272 40 Rivington Street, EC2A 3LX mr-start.com

Murdock shoreditch

Murdock

This stylish barber is the place to visit in east London for a wet shave or a haircut

020 3393 7946 46 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP murdocklondon.com

nightjar london

Nightjar

With the feel of a modern day speakeasy, this award-winning bar is a favourite with discerning cocktail seekers

020 7253 4101 129 City Rd, EC1V 1JB barnightjar.com

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (2017)

The chef, known for his Japanese/Peruvian fusion restaurant chain, Nobu Matsuhisa’s first London hotel

020 3818 3790 10-50 Willow Street, EC2A 4BH nobuhotelshoreditch.com

Pizarro London

Pizarro

José Pizarro’s second Bermondsey restaurant (it opened after sister restaurant José, up the road).

020 7378 9455 194 Bermondsey St, SE1 3TQ josepizarro.com

pure evil gallery

Pure Evil Gallery

Street art gallery run by graffiti superstar

020 7729 2866 108 Leonard Street, EC2A 4XS pureevil.virb.com

rapha

Rapha

Rapha’s second London Cycle Club (following in the footsteps of its Soho flagship). For cutting edge British apparel at its best, this is the place to be if you want cycle-friendly style

020 7426 2000 61-63 Brushfield St, E1 6AA rapha.cc

red dog saloon

Red Dog Saloon

Billing itself as an ‘authentic Kansas city BBQ’ joint, this is one of a group of three Red Dog Saloons in London

020 3551 8014 37 Hoxton Square, N1 6NN reddogsaloon.co.uk

religion shoreditch

Religion

Relaxed streetwear for men and women and known for its graphic t-shirts and denim

020 7613 0606 128-129 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE religionclothing.com

richmix cinema

Richmix Cinema and Exhibition Space

An independent arts venue comprising studio space, cinema screens and event spaces

020 7613 7498 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA richmix.org.uk

rivington shoreditch

Rivington Bar & Grill

Part of the Caprice stable (Le Caprice, The Ivy, J Sheekey), the menu here is fresh, seasonal and British

020 7729 7053 28-30 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DZ rivingtongrill.co.uk

sadler's wells theatre

Sadlers Wells Theatre

World famous dance venue which features performances of everything from classical ballet to street dance

020 7863 8000 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN sadlerswells.com

Shoreditch house

Shoreditch House

East London home of the Soho House group, this is the place to meet, eat and relax

020 7739 5040 Ebor Street, E1 6AW shoreditchhouse.com

Shortwave cinema

Shortwave Cinema

Independent cinema and bar with an innovative and eclectic programme

020 7357 6845 10 Bermondsey Square, SE1 3UN shortwavecinema.com

St. John Bread & Wine

St. John Bread & Wine

A local institution since 2003, this is the sister restaurant to the more formal St. John in Smithfield

020 7251 0848 94-96 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ stjohngroup.uk.com

Shoreditch street art tour

Street Art Tour

An insider tour of Shoreditch's vibrant and colourful street art

07834 088533 The Goat Statue, Brushfield Street, E1 6AA shoreditchstreetarttours.co.uk

Sushi samba london

Sushi Samba

A Japanese-Peruvian-Brazilian fusion restaurant with city views to die for

020 3640 7330 110 Bishopsgate, 39th floor, EC2N 4AY sushisamba.com

Tanner & co. restaurant

Tanner & Co

A restaurant, bar and warehouse-style space and outdoor area for events and parties

020 7357 0244 50 Bermondsey St, SE1 3UD tannerandco.co.uk

Tatty Devine Jewellery

Tatty Devine

Kitsch, quirky and cool, jewellery brand Tatty Devine has been part of the Brick Lane creative scene for almost 20 years

020 7739 9191 236 Brick Lane, E2 7EB tattydevine.com

Taylor Taylor London

Taylor Taylor

The salon to visit for cool, cutting edge cuts and colour

020 7377 2737 137 Commercial Street, E1 6BJ taylortaylorlondon.com

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The Artworks Elephant

A pop-up collection of work, retail and entertainment spaces on the site of a community space currently under development

020 3143 3948 Elephant Rd, SE17 1AY theartworks.london

The boundary london

The Boundary

Hotel with fantastic restaurants and bar and Rooftop with heated orangery

020 7729 1051 2-4 Boundary Street, E2 7DD boundary.london

The canvas cafe

The Canvas Cafe

A café designated the UK’S first Happiness Café, this is a great place to meet, work and eat

020 7018 1020 42 Hanbury St, E1 5JL thecanvascafe.org

The curtain

The Curtain Hotel and Members’ Club

Set to open sometime in early 2017, this new members' club will give Soho House a run for its money

, thecurtain.com

The george inn

The George

A seventeenth century pub (the only surviving galleried coaching inn in London) visited by Dickens

020 7407 2056 77 The George Inn Yard, Borough High Street, SE1 1NH george-southwark.co.uk

the globe theatre

The Globe

Replica Elizabethan open-air theatre dedicated to the exploration, promotion and development of Shakespeare’s work

020 7902 1400 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT shakespearesglobe.com

mercantile london

The Mercantile London

Unusual and inspiring mix of womenswear, accessories and more

020 7377 8926 17 Lamb Street, E1 6EA themercantilelondon.com

old truman brewery

The Old Truman Brewery

A creative hub in the heart of the End, the brewery has been home to a range of creative businesses, bars, galleries and shops for over 20 years

020 7770 6000 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL trumanbrewery.com

the shard

The Shard

Landmark skyscraper, with three separate floors from which to admire the view, excellent restaurants and bars, and a luxurious hotel

+44 (0) 844 499 7111 32 London Bridge Street, SE1 9SG the-shard.com

the tin lid

Tin Lid and Big Tin Lid

The children’s and grown-ups' shops, great for inspiring gifts and unusual clothing

020 7407 4829 96 & 142 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UB & SE1 3TX tinlidshop.com

town house antiques

Town House Antiques

A Georgian townhouse showcasing an inspiring selection of early 20th century art and antiques, with a teashop underneath

020 7247 4745 5 Fournier Street, E1 6QE townhousespitalfields.com

Tramshed

Tramshed

A recently opened, Mark Hix, casual chicken and steak restaurant

020 7749 0476 32 Rivington Street, EC2A 3LX hixrestaurants.co.uk

typing room london

Typing Room

Innovative fine dining showing Nordic influence, situated in a renovated civic building

020 7871 0461 Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, E2 9NF typingroom.com

VA museum of childhood

V&A Museum of Childhood

A treasure trove of toys, information, memorabilia and more, this museum is as much of a nostalgic joy for grown-ups as it is a magical and educational experience for children

020 8983 5200 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA vam.ac.uk

Whitechapel gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

For more than a century, this gallery has had a reputation for spotting the greats before anyone else

020 7522 7888 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX whitechapelgallery.org

Whitechapel market

Whitechapel Market

Cooks with a passion for international cuisine will love this market, which is pretty unbeatable when it comes to sourcing obscure Asian ingredients

020 7377 8963 199-337 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DT timeout.com/whitechapel-market

White cube

White Cube

The newest of the White Cube contemporary art galleries in London, this is also the biggest, open to anyone, free of charge

020 7930 5373 144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ whitecube.com

Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers Oyster and Porter House

The original Wright Brothers Oyster House (there are others in Spitalfields and Soho) also serving a selection of fish and shellfish

020 7403 9554 11 Stoney Street, SE1 9AD thewrightbrothers.co.uk

ymc - you must create shoreditch

YMC (You Must Create)

Timeless design classics for men and women, the antithesis of disposable fashion

020 3432 3010 23 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR youmustcreate.com

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