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Things to do in East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch). How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch).

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  • Aesop

    Upon entering this simple shop, designed in green hues with reclaimed wood, patrons are awed by row after row of dark glass apothecary jars filled ... More
  • Broadway Market

    Situated between the Regent’s Canal and London Fields, this Hackney market sells everything from fresh organic produce to vintage clothing. With a ... More
  • Columbia Road Shops & Flower Market

    A Sunday morning tradition for many decades, the Columbia Road Flower Market is a bright, bustling event that has become one of the most beloved in... More
  • Folk

    "The details are not the details, they are the design." This quote from Charles Eames has largely influenced Folk founder Cathal McAteer, who trans... More
  • Glitterati

    The shop keeps hours more or less according to the whims of its owners, a couple who are specialists, respectively, in vintage watches and Miriam H... More
  • Golden Heart

    Run by Sandra Esqulant since 1979, the Shoreditch tavern has an affectionate house terrier and a loyal clientele. More
  • Hostem

    The most fashion-forward men in London are raving about this Shoreditch style house established in 2010 by native fashion guru James Brown. Created... More
  • Jamme Masjid, London

    Jamme Masjid—the Great London Mosque—was consecrated in 1976 in an early Georgian house that, for the century prior, was the Spitalfields Great Syn... More
  • Labour and Wait

    Although its name is actually derived from a Longfellow poem, this charming Shoreditch shop inspires patrons to "labour away" with its enticing sel... More
  • Old Truman Brewery

    Old Truman Brewery here takes its name from a family who started making ales in the late 1600’s. Today, the brewery building is home to almost 200 ... More
  • Public Beware

    Daring fashionistas from across the globe are sporting bold urban threads from Public Beware, a stylish East End boutique located in the Old Truman... More
  • Rough Trade

    Considered one of the world’s greatest independent record shops, Rough Trade was founded in 1976, quickly emerged as a major retail presence on Lon... More
  • Son of a Stag

    Run by a friendly team of denim demigods, this East End jeans shop is arguably the best in London. Located in the Old Truman Brewery, Son of a Stag... More
  • Spitalfields Market

    London’s oldest market, Spitalfields has a history dating back to 1666. Today, the sprawling marketplace includes both the old market and a newer t... More
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