Whether you travel by foot or wheel, there are plenty of local landmarks a short trip from Brick Yard to attract your interest, everything from music history to vintage fashion - Shoreditch has plenty!


Here are some of our favourite local landmarks:


Shoreditch Grind

This one could easily fit into a ‘best coffee shops & cafes’ category too, but Shoreditch Grind is more than just a coffee shop - located since 2011 on Old Street Roundabout, historically a square roundabout, it’s a local landmark.

With a recording studio above the coffee shop, iconic branding and a seriously cool vibe, the original Grind venue is never short of entrepreneurial patrons. Featuring an espresso bar, cocktail bar and all-day restaurant, there’s plenty on the menu to please even the pickiest eater.

Shoreditch Grind
213 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NR


Brick Lane Market

A veritable treasure trove, Brick Lane serves up a combination of street food, art, furniture, vintage clothing, and a big dose of atmosphere. While the main market only runs on a Sunday, shops and restaurants are open every day, and there is plenty to take your fancy. If you’re in the area on a weekday and crave some street food, check out our next recommendation...

Brick Lane Market
85 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL


The Old Truman Brewery

A former brewery, brought back to life as a hub for independent arts and media - this place is alive with food, music, shops, galleries and bars. Covering a space of ten acres, you’ll find plenty here to feed your stomach and soul; the venue has hosted everything from food festivals to fashion shows, film screenings, art installations and rooftop yoga. The Old Truman Brewery is a landmark in its own right.

The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR



Possibly the most fun you can have in one venue - street food, music and drinks combine to bring people together. Add to that, activities like crazy golf, axe throwing, sports screenings and shops, and you can see why the pop-up has become a staple fixture. BOXPARK has three London locations, one of which is Shoreditch, around ten minutes’ walk from Brick Yard.

2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY



If you just can’t get enough of that market vibe, walk a little further and you'll reach Old Spitalfields Market - a Victorian covered market housing all sorts of wonderful independent shops, eateries and bars. You’ll find everything here from fashion, arts and vinyl, to grilled cheese toasties, hand-pulled noodles and burgers. Check out their website for events, too.

Old Spitalfields Market
16 Commercial St, London E1 6EW



It would be rude to miss out this one, because Shoreditch is full of amazing street art - including original graffiti by Banksy. Take a wander down Rivington Street, Brick Lane and Shoreditch High Street to name just a few of the streets you’ll find the latest street art. Banksy’s earlier work can be found along Rivington Street, as well as inside the Cargo Club on the same road. 

Find your favourite artists or discover new additions with the Street Art Cities app which is dedicated to finding street art in cities all over the world, including London.