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Living in Shoreditch
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Shoreditch is situated in the East End, a fashionable, trendy area; it is a cultural hub. In the borough of Hackney, and 4 km away from Charing Cross, Shoreditch has seen lots of development over the past two decades. There are many types of property to be found in Shoreditch, including Georgian and Victorian detached and terraced houses, warehouse conversions, and modern and converted apartments.

There are a number of Industrial buildings that have also be converted in Shoreditch, as well as large loft spaces, there is a strong rental market in the area, with a variety of homes to rent to choose from. Rentals that are in the ‘Shoreditch Triangle’ area are particularly popular, with Great Eastern Street to the west, Old Street to the north and to the east Shoreditch High Street.

For loft spaces Shepherdess Place has plenty to offer, earlier loft conversions are highly coveted in the area, more so than recent developments. However if modern builds is what you are in the market for head to Bethnal Green Road, where Telford Homes developed two-hundred-and-fifty-seven new flats.

Standard of Living in Shoreditch

There is a vibrancy and youthful feel to the area, an energy to Shoreditch that is unrivalled by other boroughs, it attracts both young people and professionals.  A creative area, there is a large number of technological businesses gathered here, alongside a myriad of independent shops and restaurants. Shoreditch is a wealthy area with an edge, although there is not a great deal of green space, it is good for cycling and Shoreditch Park has a playground suitable for children. There is also Finsbury Square to enjoy the outdoors, with wall art decorating the area, and plentiful of cafes, galleries and boutiques lining the streets to enjoy.

Other Living necessities in Shoreditch

Shoreditch has a range of primary schools including, St Matthias Church of England Primary School, Virginia Primary School and The Lyceum. Secondary schools include Bethnal Green Academy, Central Foundations Boy’s School and Haggerston School. State primaries that received ‘good’ from Ofsted include Bethnal Green Academy, whereas The Lyceum, a private school, achieved ‘outstanding.’

There are lots of independent shops in Shoreditch, boasting individualistic style; there is the Box Park shopping centre, an innovative shopping centre that is made from old shipping containers. Shoreditch has a Tesco Express, plus a local, organic and fair-trade food shop that is open 7 days a week. Shoreditch Library is located on 80, Hoxton Street; there are also a number of places of worship, which include Tabernacle Baptist Church, St Leonard Church of England Church and Christ Church Spitalfields.

Places to visit near Shoreditch

Bethnal Green is close to Shoreditch’s centre, where the Colombia Road Flower Market is located; this market is dedicated to all things floral, it is located close to Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. The market is open every Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. Hoxton and Whitechapel are within walking distance as is the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames and the Tower of London.

Shoreditch Council Tax

In the borough if Hackney, you can find up to date council tax charges at the website below:

http://www.hackney.gov.uk/f-council-tax-charges.htm#.Vdb8niis2-I