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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:

Old Street Map

 

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:

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7 Incredible Summer Music Festivals in London

March 2017 | City in the spotlight

London is the place to be in the summer time; the entire city becomes one with big party, with bars, parks, markets and clubs all playing host to hundreds of locals and tourists alike, all out to have a good time and make the most of the long, sunny days. There is no shortage of music and dance festivals over the summer months as well, with just about every weekend holding a different festival. With such an overwhelming number of options, we’ve come up with a list of all of our favourites to help point you in the right direction.