Where to eat, drink and be merry in Shoreditch this September
The Ins and Outs of Shoreditch: September
Over the previous decade, Shoreditch has more than secured its place as one of the country’s best places to locate your small business or start-up – and there’s a reason for that, beyond the excellent professional community and global tech hub of the so called ‘Silicon Roundabout’. It’s also a social and cultural hotspot, with plenty of restaurants, bars and events venues to choose from.
In the first of our new monthly series exploring the ins and outs of the Shoreditch area, we take a look at some of the best places to eat, drink and be merry near our premises.
Where to eat:
As you may have gathered from its name, there are plenty of meaty menu options to choose from at MEATMission, from burgers and wings to their trademarked monkey fingers – strips of chicken coated in batter and sweet chili sauce. What may not be quite as clear is that Mission part of the name is a reference to the former use of the restaurant’s premises – a Victorian era mission.
Inside, the mixture of the religious setting, pop art decorations and neon lighting, combines to create an atmosphere that’s halfway between a quirky cocktail bar and a medieval chapel. It’s certainly one of the most unique restaurants in the area, as well as being one of the most photogenic, if you’re someone who likes to capture for Instagram posterity.
Where to go for a drink:
Another Shoreditch haunt that succeeds on the strength of its quirky décor, Trapeze describes itself as displaying ‘faded circus glamour’, with its ceiling covered in trapeze harnesses and various other circus related equipment. Of course, décor and ambience can only get a bar so far, and Trapeze also delivers when it comes to its drinks selection, cocktail menu, and its award-winning happy hour – lasting from 4-10pm Monday to Wednesday, and 4-8pm Thursday to Saturday.
There’s also a basement bar and dance floor, that plays host to events and DJs late into the night, making it an ideal place for both after work drinks, and an after drinks night out.
What else is going on?
The Shoreditch Design Triangle
As the London Design Festival prepares to celebrate the city as ‘the design capital of the world’ throughout September, its Shoreditch centric offshoot, the Shoreditch Design Triangle, will also be gearing up.
From the 15th to the 23rd of September, Shoreditch will become a giant open-air museum, with a number of free exhibitions, installations and art projects to be found– ranging from a fresh look at the story of the humble chair, to several innovative, immersive outdoor spaces for relaxing and exploring, including one made entirely from the sustainable Mexican fibre sisal. It’s a perfect opportunity to see the streets and spaces you pass every day completely transformed into something intriguing and inspiring – so make sure to keep your eyes out!
Shoreditch is one of London’s best places to work and explore, which is why we’ll be bringing you our picks of the best it has to offer every month. Make sure to keep checking the blog to get all of our recommendations.