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Why Shoreditch Is Becoming the Place to Live for Young Professionals

Shoreditch is now considered a hub for creativity and innovation, with five times more businesses now choosing to settle in the area compared to in Canary Wharf, which is known to be the beating heart of global business.

With the population of Shoreditch known to be much younger than the national average, with the average age of residents at 27 years of age, Shoreditch has become one of the best choices for young professionals to reside.

As a mixed-use scheme that includes offices, shops, cafes, restaurants, and roof terraces, Shoreditch is the ideal place where people can work and play in the heart of London in a stylish, urban and trendy community.

Whether you’re thinking of moving to Shoreditch or want to learn a little more about the area, this guide explains everything you need to know about what to do in Shoreditch, what it’s like living in Shoreditch and why the average age of occupants living in the area is becoming younger each year.

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Things to Do in Shoreditch

Despite other London neighbourhoods becoming strong competition for Shoreditch, it stills remains the epicenter of most activity in East London. The unique combination of historic and modern creates an excitable buzz for tourists visiting the area, as well as providing a wonderful variety of experiences for residents of Shoreditch who find that the location is one that never loses its magic or appeal.

Lined with trendy coffee shops and pop-ups, Shoreditch attracts many tourists seeking the soul of the city with its rich history and eclectic neighbourhoods. Shoreditch offers a brilliantly diverse range of restaurants, shops, bars and attractions.

Home to some of the best events that London has to offer, including BOXPARK and the award-winning Gin Journey, which explores the history of gin and its connection with London and not to mention its gin tasting tour, as well as regular events hosted by local pubs and bars nearby which attracts crowds from all over the country. And, if you’ve been reading up on our guide of the best vegetarian restaurants in East London, you’ll know that Shoreditch is home to Dishoom, one of our favourite restaurants located on Boundary Street.


Elegantly Designed Developments

With tall residential skyscrapers and mixed-use towers, Shoreditch welcomes some of the most elegantly-designed developments found in London. That said, despite these new Shoreditch developments providing a modern and trendy edge, there is still no escaping Shoreditch’s rich British history.

Angel House (Cable Street)

Angel House (on Cable Street) is a development that oozes history and charm with many period features to complement the rich history of Angel Street. High ceilings, fireplaces, wood panelling, underfloor heating and fitted Bosch kitchen appliances are just some of the features attracting attention to this intriguing part of the city. 

ECV1 Atlas Building

Atlas epitomises luxury living surrounded by a beautifully understated vibrant urban landscape. With 38 residential floors providing impressive and exquisite apartments, the Atlas stretches across London’s prominent skyline as it reflects the style of its surroundings.

21 Wapping Lane

21 Wapping Lane brings modern architecture into a maritime setting – resulting in a stunning juxtaposition. Designed to complement Wapping’s historical character, the development of 21 Wapping Lane offers high-quality modern city living.

Each property within the development benefits from the highest specification of features and an array of onsite facilities, including a private residents’ cinema and health club.

Transport Options

Transport options are in abundance, with frequent bus services, bike hires and Underground lines dotted around Shoreditch. You would probably struggle to find a residential area in London better connected for commuting and travelling across the city than Shoreditch. 

Shoreditch High Street offers Overground connections to Canada Water, Whitechapel, Crystal Palace, Highbury and Islington and up into Essex.

Liverpool Street station is just a stone’s throw away, offering residents easy access to the Central Line, Circle Line, Metropolitan City Line and the Hammersmith & City Line.

Get in touch with JOHNS&CO

If you’re interested in moving to Shoreditch, we would be more than happy to discuss which Shoreditch apartments we have available. Whether you are looking to sell, rent, buy or invest our friendly team at JOHNS&CO are on hand to help you every step of the way.

Get in touch with us to find out more about what the eclectic, urban and diverse neighbourhood of Shoreditch has to offer.