The background to E1, Shoreditch

Located in the London Borough of Hackney, Shoreditch has the perfect mix of culture, art, nightlife and delightful eateries. Over the past few years, there has also been a surge in popularity, and regeneration, with new infrastructure bringing a modern edge to the area. There is now a vibrant creative culture and a plethora of choices of restaurants which adds to the trending district that has been for the past few years, and will continue to be for the foreseeable!

With Liverpool Street, Old Street and Shoreditch High Street stations close by, there is not many other areas which are as connected and with the same vibrant character that Shoreditch has. With plenty of travel options and Boris Bikes always around the corner,  you can get to where you need to be in no time, of course just after popping to a watering hole on the high street! The East London neighbourhood ranks as the third most popular hub for technology start-ups too, behind New York and San Francisco.

With urban art spaces, hidden speakeasies, rooftops, pop-ups and underground dens, bars in Shoreditch have got a reputation for being some of the coolest in the city and the area itself, for being the king of nightlife. Around every corner there’s a new market to get lost in, venue to eat at or gallery to experience.

Street art and culture in Shoreditch

Not only nightlife, but street art and culture play a huge part in the ever-changing landscape of Shoreditch, and is what makes it high-spirited and renowned. The London street art movement started making waves in the city in the hip-hop and electronic music-filled streets of the 1980s. Over the decade, London’s streets were transformed into vivid canvases as street artists began tagging their names all over the city and on almost every tube line. Using graffiti and spray paint to form eclectic and bold designs all around the streets of East London. The artists would use pseudonyms to hide their real identities and protect themselves from prosecution. There are many famous street artists who chop and change the designs and leave people in anticipation of the next visual. The Banksy

By the 1990s, Shoreditch (now known as the centre for street art in London) had become an incredibly popular location for artists to make their mark. The rise in popularity of the street art movement made Shoreditch both a more desirable place to visit and live. As the movement grew, street artists began to leave their tags on everything and everywhere they could, particularly around London’s East End. Street art was often used as a way to mark an artist’s territory and fight back against the local authorities who were persistently trying to cover the artwork.

The Viaduct, new to the hospitality scene

The team over at The Viaduct are excited to bring the new all-encompassing multisite venue to the ever-changing landscape of Shoreditch. Being perfectly situated between the heart of East London and the corporate city, the Viaduct will attract many different types of individuals who can enjoy 3 separate identities, for multiple occasions!