East London, meets the City
We’re located where the hip East End meetings the vibrant City of London. Where old meets new in an ever changing landscape of incredible contemporary architecture, developing around the listed and notable historic buildings and sites dating as far back as the Roman era. Explore the area from the vibrant flower markets to independent foodie hubs.
We have selected a few of our favourite areas in East London and the City, now go explore!
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Columbia Flower Market
On Sunday the street is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers. Everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana trees are up for grabs. One of the few streets in the country composed of sixty independent shops. Where art galleries sit next to cup cake shops, vintage clothes stores, European delis, garden and antique shops. Once you are shopped out relax in the wide wealth of great pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Shoreditch is an arty area adjacent to the equally hip neighbourhood of Hoxton, both surrounding the historic City of London. Creatives and trendsetters fill the clubs and bars that surround Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street and Old Street. Fancy something different? Dining in the area features everything from trendy restaurants and smart gastropubs to artisan coffee shops and popup experience takeaways.
Not far from the hotel you will find hidden a world-class arts and learning centre like no other. The Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts, while housing the Cities largest residential area. The Barbican Centre is a wonder of the city and includes a concert hall seating 2,000, a theatre for 1,300, an art gallery, a lending library, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, cinemas, restaurants, waterfalls and the second largest Conservatory in London.
Boasting brilliant restaurants, trendy bars, and cultural atmosphere like no where else in the area. This hip borough is home to the N1 centre, Chapel market, local bars and pop up restaurants. What ever you are looking for Angel is the perfect place to start
Just a 15 minute walk from South Place Hotel you can fit in with the locals of Shoreditch and head down to Boxpark. Effortlessly fusing the concepts of the modern street food market and the pop-up retail mall, Boxpark stands proudly in the heart of London’s Shoreditch to deliver a community of brands specialising in fashion, arts, food and drinks. Boxpark is the world’s first pop-up mall.
If your looking for some tasty food, or quirky fashion pieces Spitalfields ‘Traders’ Market is an uncompromising array of independent stall holders, showcasing incredible hand-crafted and hard-to-find pieces that make every trip special and memorable.
Next door, the historic Old Spitalfields Market also offers restaurants and fashion stores, along with some quirkier boutiques and less traditional market stalls. There are some wonderful old-fashioned pubs close-by and overall, Spitalfields remains today the fascinating, fun, leisurely place to visit it always has been and now with our incredible Food Trucks, serving-up the most amazing street food in London.
The Old Truman Brewery
The Old Truman Brewery, East London’s revolutionary arts and media quarter, is home to a hive of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants.
For over twenty years the Old Truman Brewery has been regenerating its ten acres of vacant and derelict buildings into spectacular office, retail, leisure and event spaces. The finely tuned mix of business and leisure has created an environment unique in London, making the Old Truman Brewery a destination in its own right.
Whitechapel Art Gallery
For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger.
With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, Cafe/Bar and Bookshop, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.