Grungy Side of London

This Bank Holiday Sunday, I took to the streets of Shoreditch to pop into the pop-up shops in Box Park, and also to have a nibble…

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Box Park is based in the heart of East London. These shipping containers (literally reconstructed shipping containers) are lined up along Bethnal Green road, and are filled with a mix of fashion brands, galleries, cafés and more, which are all run by independent shop owners from all over the world. They even include more well-known brands such as One Piece and Smashbox. Just to let you know, as these shops are pop-ups, new unique ones will be taking their place every couple months, so be sure to keep an eye on their website to have an update on what new shops have popped up.

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After some very hard-core mooching, we stopped off at Pizza East for a pizza (of course) and a Elderflower-Cucumber-Fizzy concoction. This restaurant has a very industrial look about it so it fits in perfectly with the grunge of Shoreditch.

Spotted a Banksy

Spotted a Banksy

Shoreditch's Electric Cinema.

Shoreditch’s Electric Cinema.

Every café has their own mini market, bursting with fresh local produce.

Albion, a British comfort food cafe.

Albion, a British comfort food cafe.

I hope this has given you a taster of the more grungy side of London, it definitely was a whole new side of London for me compared to the more touristy-Oxford Street area.

Jemima Plume Xx

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