Once a factory, the place is now a great basecamp with a cool industrial vibe.
London, East London
The Whitechapel Hotel
49-53 New Road, London, E1 1HH
|Brick Lane||10 min|
|Old Spitalfields Market||15 min|
|Tower Bridge||20 min|
Some say Shoreditch has had its day, that London’s trendy brigade have moved on. If you go to Brick Lane Market, though, it doesn’t look that way. The weird and wonderfully dressed hordes keep coming to the rough triangle made up by Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street, packing intoramshackle bars and independent shops. Despite the spread of affluence, much of the area maintains its original gritty, urban edge; many of the walls and shop fronts are plastered with graffiti.