Well, we all like a bit of gossip. Apparently, Jane Shore was the mistress of Edward IV and legend has it that when she died as a poverty-stricken harlot, she was buried in a ditch somewhere in the area – and that’s how Shoreditch got its tag! Except, it’s doubtful since the name pre-dates her and the torrid affair. It’s more probable that it was originally known as Soersditch, or Sewer’s Ditch after a local, erm, ditch.
Nowadays, there’s never a dull moment with its array of eclectic and often eccentric attractions. It’s well known as London’s creative hub, from galleries to fashion, cool places and quirky pop-ups. From the historic markets to the ever-changing visuals by talented street artists, Shoreditch is the diverse heart of London and the demographic epicentre of millennial culture.
It’s very much a 24/7 affair here on our doorstep and the area still draws crowds of visitors who come to indulge in its array of unique experiences. Just wandering around the area you can really appreciate not only the cultural diversity but also the varied architectural styles, such as Renaissance, Classical, Palladian, Georgian and Victorian which still nestle in between the new and ultra-modern landscape.
Shoreditch has something for everyone and it’s truly unique, fascinating and ever-evolving!