Hey Clinkers,

Happy New Year and with a new year comes our latest episode of What’s Up! London. This episode is one for all the hippest hipsters and coolest cats, focusing on the area of Shoreditch in East London. There are shops, cafes, bars and restaurants in this jam packed episode.



Brick Lane Beigal Bake

Great for: The most delicious, freshly baked bagels in all of East London. They produce so many bagels in one day that they sell them for as little as 25p each or around £1.50 when filled with delicious deli meats.

Why go:  Brick Lane Beigal Bake is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, making it one of the best and most popular bagels shops for everyone from every walk of life to indulge in.

Where: Brick Lane, Shoreditch

When: 24/7 – 365 days a year except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


Rough Trade East

Great for: Old classics and modern music on vintage vinyls. They have a large selection of vinyls ranging across every genre you can think of.

Why go: Rough Trade East is more than just a music shop! Head there with your friends and take advantage of the shops seating areas, where you can sit and discuss all your music interests.

Where: Brick Lane, Shoreditch

When: Monday – Thursday 8.00am – 9.00pm, Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm, Saturday 10.00am – 8.00pm and Sunday 11.00am – 7.00pm

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


Old Spitalfields Market

Great for: Vintage fashion, the funkiest looking antiques and the most sought after jewellery, all at bargain prices that the rest of London find hard to beat!

Why go: Old Spitalfields Market is one of the biggest markets in London and has so much to offer. You can get some of the best hipster fashions and vintage looking clothing.

When: Monday – Wednesday: 10.00am — 5.00pm (General Market Stalls), Thursday: 9.00am — 5.00pm (Antiques & Vintage Market), Friday: 10.00am — 4.00pm (Fashion & Art Market), Saturday: 11.00am — 5.00pm (Themed Market Day) and Sunday: 9.00am — 5.00pm (General Market Stalls)

Where: 16 Horner Street, Shoreditch

Tube Station: Liverpool Street


Poppies Fish and Chips

Great for: Traditional English fish and chips cooked in the most delicious batter and chips that could have been hand crafted by angels.

Why go: Poppies Fish and Chips is said to be one of the best fish and chip shops in all of London. However, you need to head down and try it out for yourself and see if you agree!

Where: 6-8 Hanbury Street, Shoreditch

When: Monday – Thursday: 11.00am – 11.00pm, Friday – Saturday: 11.00am – 11.30pm and Sunday: 11.00am – 10.30pm

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


The Old Station Cafe

Great for: Exchanging cash for Bitcoins.

Why go: The Old Station Café is the first café in London where you can exchange your cash for Bitcoins and vice versa, as well as a great place to chill and enjoy a tea or coffee.

Where: 1 Kingsland Road

When: Monday – Tuesday: 8.00am – 11.00pm, Wednesday – Friday: 8.00am – 1.00am, Saturday: 10.00am – 1.00am and Sunday: 10.00am – 11.00pm

Tube Station: Shoreditch High-street


Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Great for: The best burrito in all of London.

Why go: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen are a traditional burrito house that serve a variety of delicious South American foods. You can also enjoy some of the best cocktails, ciders and beers around.

Where: 2-4 Hoxton Square

When: Monday: 12:00pm – 12:30am, Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 01:00am, Friday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 02:00am and Sunday: 12:00pm-00:30am

Tube Station:  Shoreditch High Street


The Macbeth

Great for: Amazing live music all year round.

Why go: As well as having some of the world’s top acts playing at different points in their careers, including Franz Ferdinand, Paloma Faith and Plan B, The Macbeth used to be the local watering hole for Charles Dickens. It is one of the best places in all of London to come and see some local acts before they make it big.

Where: 70 Hoxton Street

When: Sunday – Wednesday: 5.00pm-1.00am and Thursday – SAT: 5.00pm – 2.00am

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


Well & Bucket

Great for: Real ales from all over the world and some wonderfully prepared sliders for you to sink your teeth into.

Why go: Hidden away in its basement, Well & Bucket has its very own amazing cocktail bar, offering up some of the best cocktails!

Where: 143 Bethnal Green Road

When: Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 12:00am, Friday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:30am and Sunday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm​​​​​​ 

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street


The Old Blue Last

Great for: an incredible atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks.

Why go: The Old Blue Last is said to be the place to be for Shoreditch’s twenty-something’s and a great place to catch musicians before they make it big. After a major refurbishment in 2010, this great little East End boozer is now best known for its free live gigs in its upstairs bar, including the odd secret gig by some of the world’s biggest artists. Make sure you pop in before 6:30 when drinks are only £3 every day.

Where: 38 Great Eastern Street

When:  Monday – Wednesday & Sunday: 12.00pm – 12.00am, Thursday: 12.00pm – 12.30am / Friday & Saturday: 12.00pm – 1.30am

Tube Station: Shoreditch High Street

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