Shoreditch: The hip place to live

Shoreditch is an arty neighbourhood nestled between Hoxton and Spitalfields. Young creatives and hipsters embrace the culture and fill the stylish bars and eateries that surround Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street, and Old Street.

History 

East London History believe that Shoreditch got its name from ‘water that ran across the area’s marshland. It was originally known as Soersditch, or Sewer’s Ditch. A more romantic, though untrue, meaning connects Shoreditch with royalty. Some people like to believe that the area was named after Jane Shore, who was a mistress of Edward IV.’

Architecture

Shoreditch is home to a number of listed buildings, many erected in the 18th century. Architectural styles such as Renaissance, Classical, Palladian, Ammonite, Georgian and Modern can be viewed. Some of the more notable architectural buildings in the area are the Church of St Mark, the drinking fountain at Saint Thomas Square, the Church of St. Leonard and White Lodge.

Shoreditch House is a must see when visiting the area. Transformed from a derelict meat packers’ factory in the late 90’s, the Soho House Group successfully converted the warehouse into a private members’ club. Tom Dixon, the architect of the building, designed the interior by repurposing and integrating existing features into the new design. Blending together the rough industrial look with contemporary simplicity.

Shoreditch House

Shoreditch House club has a fabulous LA-style rooftop swimming pool. A great place to catch a glimpse of celebrities, artists and politicians.

Village Underground takes on another twist in building designs starting in 2006 with the aim of building affordable studios for creative minds. It is housed inside revamped Tube Carriages, shipping containers and an abandoned warehouse. This is positioned on the top of an old railway viaduct in the middle of Shoreditch. A very clever and colourful piece of ingenuity.

Where to eat ?

An eclectic dining scene on Brick Lane features everything from restaurants and gastropubs to artisan coffee shops and noodle bars.

What to Buy ?

Vintage and design shops are the norm. If you are looking to invest in some quirky designs then Shoreditch has a lot to offer you.

Reasons to move to Shoreditch

London’s Capital of cool, Shoreditch, lets you live right in the heart of London enjoying the essence of city life whilst embracing the diverse cultures. Liverpool Street Station is a short 10-minute walk away whilst other various transport hubs are within easy reach. Shoreditch is conveniently positioned to access all areas of London with speed and ease. The London Stock Exchange and the Royal Exchange Mall are only a short distance away on foot.

There is a wide range of properties to choose from. Town houses in the area with three to six bedrooms, range from £650.000-£2m. One to three-bedroom apartments in period blocks or new build conversions will cost around £350,000-£6m; and a one or two bed ex council flat will cost you in between £350,000-£650,000.

Principal Tower

One of Londons iconic skyline buildings is the Principal Tower, located in the city’s financial hub, offering a variety of accommodation to buy or let. Apartments comprising 1 to 3 bedrooms as well as Penthouse abodes are positioned across 50 floors, with prices ranging from £1m upward, according to Rightmove.

The schools in the area are also of a high standard. St Lukes CofE Primary School and Oaklands Secondary School were reported as ‘Good’ by Ofsted whilst Shoreditch Park Primary/Secondary and Virginia Primary were voted as ‘outstanding’. The Lyceum Prep School is also nearby should private schooling be an option.

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