The Montcalm in East London’s vibrant Shoreditch area is one of the best hotels for both business and leisure. Whether you’re visiting the city to see the sights and soak int eh buzz or you’re here for work meetings, there is no better area to stay in than East London and the luxury Montcalm Chiswell Street. With a well-rested and productive trip to the UK capital will no doubt come the desire to pick up some memorabilia, or perhaps pamper yourself against the stresses of city life with a little retail therapy. East London has long been one of the best places to find something a little different from the normal high street retail and whether it be flower markets, vintage clothes or collector records, you’ll find something for everyone in the warrens of East London.
Box Park is located just down the road from Shoreditch High Street Overground Station. Located right in the heart of Shoreditch, Box Park ahs an air of glamour to it, yet retains its earnest charm. With shops made from repurposed shipping containers, the ever-rotating range of pop up and permanent shops sells everything from boutique watches to vintage and designer clothing ranges. Whether you’re after the best in fashion or a souvenir from your London trip, Boxpark is the place to be, especially with its upper level jam packed with street food goodies and drinks bars.
Spitalfields is the name of the area surrounding Liverpool Street and Shoreditch. The Spitalfields market is a daily indoor market located just behind Liverpool Street Station. With a range of restaurants, street food stalls and arts and crafts sellers, this market is a great place for London centric trinkets and accessories as well as being a great place to uncover local artistic talent. With clothes, food and artistry all under one roof, Spitalfields Market upholds the street market traditions which have been ingrained in East London’s culture.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road Flower Market based on Columbia Road in Hoxton is another of the traditional East End markets which have persevered into he 20th century. Every Sunday from 8 am till 2 pm, you’ll find Columbia Road lined with flower and plant sellers, bringing a colour and vibrancy to the streets which is matched sonically by the wide range of buskers performing throughout the day, and in taste by the cafes opening up their terraces during the markets opening hours.
Rough Trade East
Rough Trade East is located in the Truman’s Brewery complex just off of Brick Lane. In this area of London Hotel offers and members only glitz and glamour, this down to earth music and literature shop sells great music at cut throat prices. What’s more, the range of music being performed at the stores very own stage means that you’re always inf or a treat, whatever your tastes.
The unique street filled with Bangladeshi and Jewish culture has brought a range of independent vendors of both retail and food to the streets of Brick Lane. Every day you’ll find everything from baked goods to vintage clothes being sold on these vibrant streets.