Shoreditch is one of London’s busiest and most popular areas, with a wide variety of things to see and do during your stay in the city. Getting there from your base in England’s capital needn’t be complicated – just follow our lead and you’ll soon be well on your way to checking out the best Shoreditch has to offer…
Getting to Shoreditch
The Park Grand Hotel Paddington is close to several Tube stations, including Paddington Tube Station which is only 4 minutes away, Lancaster Gate Tube Station (5 minutes away) and Bayswater Underground Station (7 minutes from the hotel). From Paddington Tube Station, simply hop on the Hammersmith & City Line service to Whitechapel, before changing onto the London Overground to Shoreditch High Street. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes.
Alternatively, visitors can take the bus (around 52 minutes), cycle or walk – although prepare for a longer trip if choosing one of these methods, as the journey could take you up to around 2 hours depending on how quickly you’re moving! For those eager to get exploring, choosing London’s public transport network is simpler and faster.
Top Sights in Shoreditch
Once you’ve finished planning your trip from our hotels near Paddington Station, it’s time to decide what to do when you get there! Shoreditch offers an astonishing variety in both activities and venues, but here are a few of our favourites:
Shoreditch is well-known for its bright and eclectic street art. There are lots of ways for you to discover it for yourself while staying at the Park Grand Hotel Paddington, including a range of fantastic street art tours guided by experts. These tours will help you to uncover not only the art itself, but the history and key stories behind those who have helped make the Shoreditch street art scene what it is today. The street art here is famous throughout the world, so be sure to bring your camera and take a few snaps!
There are seemingly limitless quirky shopping experiences available throughout Shoreditch, including a number of vintage stores and places to pick up a few unique mementos of your trip. Brick Lane is a particularly popular vintage shopping haunt, and the surrounding streets offer plenty more variety to choose from. Shoreditch is also home to several notable markets, among them both Brick Lane Market and Old Spitalfields Market. BoxPark Shoreditch is another of the area’s most significant shopping destinations, where visitors can pick up a wide array of items whilst also visiting a truly unique space. Made from former shipping containers, BoxPark includes everything from designer boutiques to handmade goods and great eateries.
Shoreditch is not without its nightlife, and much of it is every bit as original as the location itself. From ping pong bars to rooftop spaces, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and all within easy reach of your hotel.