City Guide: Shoreditch

Art on the Shoreditch streets.

Art provides the landscape for everyday life in Shoreditch.

A new wave of young professionals have moved in, sending property prices sky-rocketing in what was once a working-class neighbourhood between Old Street and Bethnal Green. The boom was kick-started by the likes of British artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, who moved in during the Nineties, followed by scores of artistic bohemians.

Today Shoreditch is jam-packed with lofts, galleries, chic bars and restaurants, coffee shops and clubs. But it’s here, interspersed in the maze of odd-angled…
Read More