GO HERE FOR…A LITTLE BOWLING ACTION
This bowling chain has an outpost on Bricklane – just grab something to eat pre or post bowling as the food here isn’t brilliant.
95 Brick Lane, E1 6QL Website | Instagram Open Mon-Sun +44 (0) 20 7426 9200 BOOK HERE
GO HERE FOR…PING PONG X BOOZE
Casual Bar + Event Space
The Book Club is an all day dining spot – they host live music and art events in their basement and on the same floor as the dining room / bar, they have a space that houses a ping pong table. The food is meh, so just grab a drink and get to battle with some little balls.
100 – 106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH Website | Instagram Open Mon-Sun +44 (0) 207 684 8618 BOOK HERE
GO HERE FOR…QUALITY VINTAGE GARMS
Brick Lane is probably best know for the plethora of Indian restaurants situated here and the high concentration of vintage shops. One of my favourite vintage shops is probably the biggest of them all – Blitz on Hanbury Street – vast but well ordered and well priced.
GO HERE FOR…FLOWERS INNIT
Not technically Shoreditch, more Hoxton way, this popular flower market is open every Sunday. Come early to avoid the MASSIVE stream of people. There’s a bunch of cute shops dotted around Columbia Road, so if the market gets too overwhelming, dip into one of these for a breather. Also, a shortwalk from good spots like The Marksman and Morito on Hackney Road.
GO HERE FOR…DELECTABLE CHOCOLATES
Image @ Bamblings of Naffy
Make a pit stop by this awesome chocolate shop on Brick Lane. Try the white chocolate and passion fruit, it’s real yum. They also have a sit down cafe a few doors down on Brick Lane – I haven’t tried the hot chocolate but I’ve seen pics of it and it looks insanely good.
GO HERE FOR…UPSCALE STREETWEAR & LIFESTYLE STUFF
Upscale Streetwear & Lifestyle Shop
This lifestyle streetwear shop (Menswear & Womenswear) on Curtain Road stocks brands like Aries and Norse Projects. alongside things for the home from brands such as Ferm Living.
GO HERE FOR…FRIDA KAHLO BEADED CURTAINS & MORE
Image @ Maiden
Shop With Fun Bits & Bobs
Maiden’s a fun den of eclectic products – if you’re after a random 2ft plastic flamingo for a tropical party or a Frida Khalo bamboo curtain to jazz up an entrance or a unicorn sprinkles shaker, just for lols, you’ll most probably find it here. Sure, you can buy all this stuff on Amazon but it’s just a little more fun here.
To find the closest good spot near you on my map whilst you are out and about:
+ Simply click the extend button on the top right hand corner of the map
+ This will take you into Google Maps where your location will be pinpointed
+ Click on a pin that is close to you, the name of the restaurant will appear in the bottom band
+ Then, click on the walking man icon
+ This will then show you the route to get there and approx travel time