Hoxton / Brick Lane
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD . . .
The new haven for hip artists, innovative designers, and creatives, Shoreditch’s industrial character offers plenty of potential space waiting to be reinterpreted. While the neighborhood was not a destination to visit ten years ago, today it is full of trendy shops and restaurants. Previously crumbling warehouses have been transformed into art galleries and hotels. Hoxton is quickly becoming the hot neighborhood for contemporary art exhibitions set outside the traditional spaces established in West London. Even the neighborhood itself acts as an outdoor gallery, with street art adorning almost every blank wall. Shoreditch takes eating and drinking to another level. New and inventive restaurants and pubs are burgeoning while their local private members-onlyl club, Shoreditch House, continues to offer an elegant retreat in a renovated warehouse, which has a rooftop for entertaining. If antique clothes and goods are your thing, skip the snootiness of Notting Hill and head to Brick Lane, the new must-go for London vintage shopping.