Shoreditch is a thriving commercial and residential district in the East End of London, bordering the Square Mile. Although it was originally known for its markets, huge investment in the area has made it one of the most popular spaces for new business and real estate investment. On the west side of Shoreditch is the Old Street Roundabout – sometimes referred to as ‘Silicon Roundabout’ or the East London Tech City. A whole cluster of technology companies including Cisco, Microsoft, Facebook and Google can be found in the modern office blocks that dominate this area. Just south of this, several major law firms and financial institutions have taken up residence in the imposing office blocks in Spitalfields.
Here you’ll find the Northern Line of the London Underground, as well as National Rail services on the Northern City Line at Old Street Station. Shoreditch High Street itself has a London Overground Station, and as Shoreditch borders the Liverpool Street area, there is also extremely easy access to many other London Underground lines that serve this mainline station. The area is well served by buses, particularly from nearby residential areas in North and East London. As cycling has become increasingly popular with city commuters, a number of Santander Cycle docking stations can be found in the area, along with boutique bicycle servicing and repair shops.
The area is home to some of the busiest and most popular restaurants and bars in London, including multiple Michelin-starred restaurants like Leroy and The Clove Club. The area also hosts a range of vibrant and diverse markets, held in Spitalfields Square – along with live music, festivals and exhibitions throughout the year. Several small and well-maintained parks such as Elder Green, Hoxton Square and Boundary Gardens offer pleasant areas of green space in this district.