13 July 2016 City in the spotlight
Old Street, London holds a special place in the heart of those who live and visit the city. It is the beating heart of the city’s vibrant youth scene.
Fashionable clothing shops? Old Street. Interesting coffee shops? Old Street. Cutting-edge restaurants? Old Street. Hip bars? Old Street. Pounding clubs? Old Street. Trend-setting street art? Old Street.
You probably get the picture.
The video below, A Day in Old Street, offers a taster of some of the best spots to find the latest in London fashion or sample the heights of the capital’s impressive street-food explosion.
It really does have it all for the urban millennial. And we would know, easyHotel Old Street/Barbican is found right in the heart of Old Street. Just a 5-minute walk from Old Street Station, and 9 minutes from Barbican Station, you’ll have no trouble delving deeper into London from there.
Or stick to the local area. At a loss for what do with your time in East London? Our map below highlights all of the places we visited. If you click on it, it will take you through to an interactive map so you can plan your own route:
We’d like to give a massive shout out to the following places, they’re what make this area the buzzing centre it is today:
It doesn’t get more quintessentially British than central London – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament - iconic buildings that define London are around every corner. The city is always buzzing, packed with excited tourists taking in the sights and sounds of London, and the rich sense of history and culture that defines the area.
Shoreditch is one of the most popular areas in London, and with good reason too! A never-ending line-up of great bars, pubs, markets, street-food, restaurants, street art, and more – there is something for everyone.
Camden Town is one of the most exciting, eccentric and eclectic areas of London. Home to the iconic Camden Market, it is regarded as one of the most diverse and welcoming areas in the capital, playing host not only to locals of all different cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, but millions of tourists every year.