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Shoreditch is known for its unique and eclectic atmosphere, which often expresses itself in a variety of ways. It’s this individualistic and inimitable outlook that makes it one of the coolest areas in all of London.
And, as you might expect, there’s a lot to do in the area that feeds off this sense of offbeat wonderment. We’ve put together three experiences you can only find in Shoreditch and, even better, they’re all easy to get to from M by Montcalm Shoreditch. So, without further ado, let’s jump in!
Street Art Tour & Spray Painting Workshop
If you stroll around Shoreditch for even five minutes, you can’t help but notice the array of amazing street art that covers the place. Street art luminary Banksy even has a couple of pieces in the area if you know where to look. The starting point of City Road is only a quick trip from your Montcalm Hotel London, and you won’t have any issues getting there.
This exhaustive and popular tour covers all the major street art sites in Shoreditch, giving you a real insight into the work and the artists behind it all. Street artists from around the world travel to Shoreditch for the express reason of becoming part of the ongoing tapestry of works and the result is a plethora of stunning art in a vast variety of styles.
And, at the tour’s end, you can try your hand at creating your own work in the spray painting workshop – but make sure you don’t wear your best clothes.
Forgotten Old London
As modern as Shoreditch is today in outlook and appearance, it has a rich history stretching all the way back to the Tudor period. Back then – and for many decades and even centuries later – Shoreditch was a no-go zone for many well-to-do Londoners, and the Forgotten Old London Tour gives real, in-depth insight into the area’s history.
The tour aims to highlight the parts of London that most guides don’t mention. And that’s understandable because there’s so much to cover that some things have to fall by the wayside. But this is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to see beyond the surface layer of history and understand the stories of London’s forgotten landmarks and past.
Forgotten Old London kicks off from Aldersgate Road, so you won’t have any trouble getting on this fascinating tour staying at M by Montcalm Shoreditch.
Experience the Unique Spirit of Spitalfields
This 90-minute walking tour covers the fascinating history of Spitalfields, delving deep into the history of the area and bringing to light the unique details you won’t find anywhere else.
Offered by independent London tour company Look Up London, this Spitalfields tour goes all the way back into ancient history, taking you from the earliest days of occupation and through the enormous changes the area has seen over the years. It’s an engaging, fun and very illuminating experience and a unique experience you won’t want to miss.