With Scape Shoreditch opening its doors this September, we’ve written a series of blogs to help you settle into your new home. We’ve already written a brilliant guide to Shoreditch, which you can read by clicking here. This blog will reveal to you some specific highlights of living in Shoreditch from a student perspective.
Places to eat
There are many great and affordable places to eat in Shoreditch. With hundreds of takeaways littered across East London, it can be hard to find one that will satisfy your appetite. Poppies Fish and Chips guarantees you a good fish supper in a 1950s themed restaurant. For brunch, you should check out The Book Club, which offers an array of sandwiches, burgers and salads. In the evenings at the Book Club, there is always an array of entertainment on offer –highlights including art exhibitions, club nights and ping-pong tournaments. When you’re looking for some decent food after a night out, when almost everywhere is shut at 3 am, check out the infamous Beigel Bake, which serves up traditional Jewish bagels 24 hours a day at student prices.
Old Spitalfield’s Market
Any blog on Shoreditch has to mention the legendary Spitalfield’s market. This market is one of London’s best, and if you’re taking up a room in Scape Shoreditch it will be right on your doorstep. Here you’ll find a large selection of stalls selling vintage clothing, fresh organic foods, handmade craft accessories and a plentiful supply of antiques and collectables. One thing to bear in mind is that the market stalls vary by day, for instance, Thursday is for antiques, Friday for fashion and Sunday being a general market. But if you’re living at Scape Shoreditch, our best advice would be to go on each of these days, and experience the vibes, sounds, and smells of the real Shoreditch.
There are plenty of places to meet and catch-up with friends. If all you want is a quiet pint, or glass of wine, with friends then the Commercial Tavern is the perfect destination. If you’re looking for something a little more stylish, then check out Beach Blanket Babylon, which is a swanky establishment, with good tunes. If you want great ambience, and authentic South-Asian cuisine, head down to Tayyabs for an affordable student night out. Alternatively, check out Andina for traditional healthy Peruvian food.
Living in Scape Shoreditch will mean that you are a stone’s throw away from one of London’s best nightlife districts –and there are plenty of options for you. Blues Kitchen offers both great food and great music until the early hours of the morning. XOYO provides genuine quality music, ignoring mainstream styles, and focuses entirely on local artists and their music. The Book Club offers a different sort of night out; it is a creative venue that gives you a laidback evening of entertainment.