The 'Shoreditch Triangle' incorporates Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street &the Eastern-most point of Old Street and has fast become an international centre. The general locality extends across to Brick Lane, virtually meeting the City on Bishopsgate.
In the span of 10 years or so it has moved on from being a cheap real estate area, attracting throngs of poor artists, to becoming the centre of the art world with some of most expensive real estate in London.
Whilst the success risks it becoming another Notting Hill or Angel Islington, it still maintains a character of its own - full of hidden bars, galleries, art, dissent, good food and an international presence. Shoreditch is home to literally thousands of creative individuals, from fine arts and musicians, to designers and filmmakers.
The scenery is still largely industrial, populated by a large proportion of ex-authority housing, mixed with Victorian warehouses, allowing for constant exploration: perpetual renovation and rebuilding makes this a vibrant area to settle in.
Shoreditch has one of the biggest selection of bars, clubs and restaurants in the whole of London, all within walking distance of each other - so is great place for weekends of pub crawling and dancing until the early hours.
Lazy days can be spent shopping, visiting galleries, graffiti tours or visiting one of the many markets that include Brick Lane, Columbia road and Spitalfields.