Shoreditch / Made in Shoreditch Magazine

A 72-Hour Guide to Experiencing the Best of Shoreditch

Nestled in the heart of East London, Shoreditch stands as a beacon of cultural richness and vibrant energy. This once-industrial area has metamorphosed into a trendy epicentre for art, fashion, and nightlife . Let’s embark on a 72-hour journey to explore the very best of Shoreditch, a neighbourhood that never fails to surprise.

Day One: Exploring the Art and Culture

Boxpark Shoreditch: Start your Shoreditch adventure at Boxpark, a revolutionary pop-up mall crafted from shipping containers. This is not just a shopping destination; it’s a cultural experience where you can indulge in an eclectic mix of fashion, arts, and a delightful array of food and drinks. 

BOXPARK’s distinctive shopping and dining experience offers an eclectic mix of both well-known and independent brands, coupled with the convenience of diverse culinary options. This award-winning hub, situated in the vibrant heart of Shoreditch, prides itself on hosting an array of select brands that excel in fashion, arts, and culinary delights.

Breakfast at a Local Café: Next, head to a quirky café for breakfast. Shoreditch is brimming with Instagram-worthy eateries where the food is as photogenic as the décor. 

Street Art Tour: Shoreditch’s streets are a canvas for renowned artists, including Banksy. Join a guided tour to unravel the stories behind these urban masterpieces. The area boasts one of London’s most dynamic street art scenes. Its walls and alleyways serve as an ever-evolving gallery, showcasing a diverse range of graffiti and murals from local and international artists. 

This vibrant area has become a destination for art enthusiasts and photographers alike, drawn to its striking and thought-provoking pieces that range from political commentary to avant-garde and abstract designs. Wandering through Shoreditch’s streets offers an immersive experience into the heart of contemporary urban art culture.

Lunch at a Street Food Vendor: For lunch, sample an array of local and international cuisines from the vibrant street food scene in Shoreditch.

Local Galleries: Wrap up your day with a visit to contemporary art spaces like the Whitechapel Gallery, where modern art and cultural history blend seamlessly.

Day 2: Food, Markets, and Nightlife

Columbia Road Flower Market: Your morning should start at the Columbia Road Flower Market. The kaleidoscope of colours and fragrances from the stunning floral displays are a real treat. Be sure to visit on a Sunday to see the area transform into a real oasis with everything from small flowers to Banana plants.

Brunch in Shoreditch: Post-flower viewing, enjoy a leisurely brunch at one of the many charming eateries in the area.

Spitalfields Market: Spend your afternoon at Spitalfields Market, a treasure trove for vintage clothing, handmade crafts, and unique souvenirs. Technically not in Shoreditch, Spitalfields borders the area and is a perfect way to spend a few hours browsing local products and markets.

Dinner and Nightlife: Dine at one of Shoreditch’s trendy restaurants before diving into its vibrant nightlife. The area is dotted with eclectic bars and clubs that promise an unforgettable night. An evening on Brick Lane or “Banglatown” promises a feast for the senses, renowned for its vibrant culture and diverse culinary scene. It’s a great place to explore a variety of dining options, especially if you’re a fan of curry, as it’s famous for its numerous Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants

Day 3: Leisure and Entertainment

Relaxed Breakfast and Hoxton Square: Begin with a relaxed breakfast at a local café, followed by a leisurely walk through Hoxton Square and its surroundings, a perfect blend of the old and the new. Hoxton Square, nestled in the heart of Shoreditch’s trendy cultural district, epitomises the classic charm of a London garden square. 

Renowned for its vibrant art galleries, bustling clubs, stylish bars, and inviting restaurants, it serves as a cherished oasis of greenery. This verdant haven is a welcome retreat for locals, professionals, and tourists alike, offering a serene respite in an otherwise bustling urban landscape.

Lunch at a Gastropub: Enjoy traditional British pub fare with a modern twist in one of Shoreditch’s renowned gastropubs. You don’t have to travel far to find a pub in Shoreditch! 

Local Casino: For a bit of excitement, why not try your luck at a local casino? With stylish settings, they offer a range of games from slots to classic table games. No need to worry about having physical cash either. As is the modern world, a lot of casinos that accept paypal for UK customers are situated both in the area and online.

Live Music and Rooftop Dinner: Experience Shoreditch’s dynamic live music scene. Cap off your trip with dinner at a rooftop restaurant, offering panoramic views of the city and exquisite cuisine. There is a vast array of places to dine in luxury or sample the local music scene. The Rooftop on Shoreditch High Street always poses an exciting night of entertainment and delicious food.


Reflecting on the 72 hours spent in Shoreditch, it’s clear this neighbourhood is a melting pot of experiences. From the street art that tells a story on every corner to the lively markets, sumptuous food, and buzzing nightlife, Shoreditch is a place that continually evolves and surprises. As you leave, carry with you not just memories but an invitation to return and uncover more hidden gems in this wonderfully eclectic neighbourhood. Happy exploring!