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Shoreditch

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Tags: Hoxton, london, Shoreditch
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January 31, 20125 years ago

East London is the new cool

As now I'm working in the cool area of Hoxton Street, Borough of Hackney, close to the Shoreditch and Brick Lane Market, now I have discovered another (cool) part of London.

East London seems to be a world of its own. How come this area is so cool?
This it isn’t really all that surprising, given East London has been on the up with artists, actors, musicians and TV personalities for the past few years.

Some say Shoreditch has had its day, that London’s trendy brigade have moved on. If you go to Brick Lane Market, though, it doesn’t look that way. The weird and wonderfully dressed hordes keep coming to the rough triangle made up by Old Street, Great Eastern Street and Shoreditch High Street, packing into ramshackle bars and independent shops. Despite the spread of affluence, much of the area maintains its original gritty, urban edge; many of the walls and shop fronts are plastered with graffiti. Read more