8 September 2016


 I live in South West London and rarely venture East, so it was a perfect opportunity when The Hoxton invited to me to spend the night in their Shoreditch hotel! My boyfriend and I spent a Friday night exploring the vibrant, colourful streets of East London.

This post is my mini 'Shoreditch Guide' to share all the exciting things and places that we went to and what is still on the to-do list for next time!

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When you first walk into The Hoxton it is filled with velvet sofas, caged bookshelves, grand fireplaces and what seemed like a buzzing, creative hub filled with people tapping away on their laptops and friends meeting up for coffee. 

The corridor literally felt like I was walking through the opening credits of Stranger Things... But the room was beyond dreamy. Once you get sunk into the big marshmallow bed, it's very difficult to get out (just a heads up!) The circular, yellow lit mirror, leather armchair and Roberts Radio created a modern/retro vibe that I loved. The hotel even had a vintage photo booth that I dragged James into after our night out in the early hours of the morning. Had to be done!

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We ate at The Hoxton Grill for dinner which was so delicious and the rainforest style courtyard with marble tables and palm leaves was a beautiful setting. I definitely recommend the steak (what I ordered) and the cheeseburger with blue cheese (so incredible that I persuaded James we had to share!). We also shared the greatest banoffee pie and left us feeling very satisfied and a little too full.  As it was a Friday night, the restaurant was packed, but the service could not have been better. Within 5-10 minutes of ordering we received our food. Bonus.

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I have listed 3 restaurants on my list for dinner that have been recommended by friends and have had rave reviews:

D I S H O O M - Bombay inspired cuisine serving small indian plates.
020 7420 9324, 7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE

P I Z Z A  E A S T- Cheesy, wood oven pizzas.
020 7729 1888, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ

B L I X E N- Plant filled courtyard, perfect Instagrammer's hangout
020 7101 0093, 65A Brushfield Street, E1 6AA

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Later that evening we did a lot of bar hopping around Shoreditch which I think is the best way to get to see as much as possible and there are so many bars in such a small proximity. After quite a few cocktails/beers we ended up in Bounce - a basement ping pong bar! It was actually hilarious, ping pong balls flying everywhere in a club type venue. Definitely recommend if you ever have chance!

Swingers is another venue on my list. It's a crazy golf course meets bar and I am looking to book soon with a group of friends.

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Last but not least, the most important meal of the day! For me this was a no-brainer and we popped round the corner to- The Breakfast Club. Surprisingly, the queue was very short and it was hands down the best pancakes I have ever had. And I have had A LOT of pancakes in my time. There is a post coming soon so stay tuned! Later that morning we dropped in to the Shoreditch Grind where you can read my review here.

Below are the other restaurants I plan to visit in the next month or so:

Ozone - Coffee house, healthy options including sourdough bread
020 7920 6499, 1 Redchurch Street, E27 DJ

Duck and Waffle- a breakfast with a breathtaking view of London. 
+44 203 640 7310 10 Bishopgate, EC2N 4AY

If you have any recommendations, whatever it may be, please let me know in the comments below and I will check them out!



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