Shoreditch – East End of London
Home to London’s new wave, the East End is now deeply hip and happening. Late-night clubs, independent art galleries and street markets have added to the cross-cultural mix which has long been a feature of this area.
Since , French Protestant refugees, Huguenots, settled in Spitalfields in the 17th Century, the East End has been a first home in England to successive waves of new arrivals, all of whom have left some mark on the area. Now, the strong Bengali–cultural presence has given rise to a proliferation of curry houses for delicious, cheap eats and lent Brick Lane the affectionate nickname “Banglatown”.
Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Hoxton are ancient parts of London which have been brought rejuvenated by the creative processes of vibrant and passionate new London movements across the last 20 years. If you want to enjoy London’s rich and diverse culture, music, art and fashion, then the East End is for you.