This is likely our favorite part of London. The vibe is open, innovative, productive and adventurous. Walkable, bike-able and let's-get-lost-able, Shoreditch is the open-air version of what we aim for each Ace Hotel to be: somewhere you don't want to leave.
The vintage shopping on Brick Lane is unparalleled, and it's known worldwide as a mecca for street artists like Banksy, Eine, Kid Acne and Conor Harrington to name a few. Along Redchurch Street you can buy the best stuffed jalapeño of your life. You can find handmade leather goods on Calvert, and David Adjaye's Dirty House is a few blocks away on Chance Street.
Vietnamese on Kingsland Road is the best, there's no better place to get bubble and squeak than Rivington Street, and locally-brewed craft beer flows like water in neighborhood pubs. And though it may be your first time stopping by, you'll rub elbows with some of Shoreditch's makers, thinkers and doers — influencers on an international scale who choose this as homebase (for reasons you'll discover on your own). By the time you think you've seen it all there will be something new, and you can start getting to know Shoreditch all over again, like meeting up again with an old friend.