London. No matter how well you think you know it, there’s always somewhere new to discover. Spend a Sunday roaming one of the most unique areas in London, with our Neighbourhood Guide to Shoreditch.
A great Sunday morning starts off with Breakfast. Not just any breakfast, Peruvian inspired street food at Andina off Shoreditch High Street. Andina offers a large brunch menu with tapas style dishes using superfood ingredients native to the Peruvian Andes and a juice bar that serves pressed juices, superfood smoothies, and Peruvian coffee.
With a ground floor and a casual basement dining room, the venue has a very chilled out atmosphere. The staff are quite helpful, if you’re stuck on what to order they can recommend a few tasty Peruvian dishes to share, perhaps a breakfast dish such as the Picante de Huevos; two eggs baked in panca, amarillo, rocoto and tomatoes with a tamal Andino, followed by one of the classic Cerviches; Ceviche de Palmitos Palm hearts, quinoa, popped amaranth, avocado purée.
Address: 1 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ
What better way to burn off those breakfast calories than a spot of shopping, sorry boys!
For a touch of avante-garde retail therapy, visit Boxpark right around the corner; the world’s first pop-up mall. Fashion brands, lifestyle stores, cafés and eateries fill the unique refitted shipping containers. Name brands such as Nike, Keihls, Estee Lauder and also independent pop up stores that change weekly make this a must visit for a new and interesting shopping experience.
Address: 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
It’s time to unwind again after all the shopping and Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium can help you do that, just a short work down Redchurch Street. She has created a haven for cat lovers and tea drinkers alike; a Tea House with resident cats wandering around in a cozy and intimate setting. Animal lovers will be pleased to know the cats here are rescued, so while you’re relaxing and admiring the precious beauties, you’re also contributing to a new and happy lifestyle for rescued animals, nawww.
Address: 152-154 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E2 6DG
Brick Lane Market
Before heading to one of the best galleries in London’s east, take a detour down to Brick Lane Market for a quick bite to eat, because on a Sunday there are no limits to how many times you can eat! With an array of ethnic food stalls to choose from it is the epicenter for foodies, whether you fancy a famous curry or a gourmet burger there is literally something for everyone here.
Address: 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR
Rivington Place Gallery
Afterwards, venture down to Rivington Place Gallery, shared by Iniva and Autograph ABP, to see some of the best contemporary and abstract artwork by British and international artists. There is no admission charge so you can experience a wonderful piece of the areas vibrant art scene for free!
Address: Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Being in the heart of Shoreditch means you can’t go home without visiting a bar for a cocktail. At Lounge Bohemia around the corner, you will discover exciting cocktails all with theatrical stories behind them, told by the entertaining waitresses. Tucked away from the world, through an unmarked door, it is a booking only speakeasy bar with comfortable 60’s style furniture. The drinks are tasty and quite unique; some are served frozen, others straight up. There’s no better way to finish off a fun filled day.
Address: 1e Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ
Samuel Johnson wrote the famous words “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”. Shoreditch is a testimony to that and if Samuel were still alive today, you would no doubt see him roaming the streets of E1!