The Allegory has arrived as a gorgeous addition to Shoreditch’s bars and it’s sure to win your hearts. We cannot wait for you to come and visit us and see our unique graffiti murals, beautiful alfresco terrace, open plan bar and cosy candlelit corners. As it’s our first venture into Shoreditch we’ve rounded up our top 5 places to visit in Shoreditch and our surrounding area, and this was no mean feat as there’s so much going on!
The Geffrye Museum (15-min walk from The Allegory)
As you probably know, we love beautiful interiors, and like to ensure our customers step out of the hustle and bustle of City life and into an everyday escape, surrounded by striking patterns and cosy, homely throws and blankets and even hot water bottles and jumpers in the colder months.
It’s no doubt, therefore, that The Geffrye Museum captured our hearts; exploring the home from 1600 to the present day, it’s a fascinating physical documentary of how traditions, fashions and so much more have changed throughout the centuries. Heavily underrated in our opinion, The Geffrye Museum is one of Shoreditch’s best venus in our book. What’s even better – it’s not just interiors, but gardens too!
Pillow Cinema (various locations, often in Shoreditch)
Speaking of cosy, this is something we’re really excited about. We all go through the ‘issue’ of we want to go to the cinema so we can see it on the big screen but we also want to be cosy and snug with our blankets and duvet at home…. 1st world problems, eh. Well, you’ll be pleased to know this is completely possible – your seats are fat boy beanbags (we’re sold already), and you get a complimentary blanket. The downside? It’s not open until April, but panic not – the electric cinema’s right around the corner too and that will definitely suffice for the winter!
Old Spitalfields Market (5-min walk from The Allegory)
Everyone knows about this gem but there’s a reason for that – it’s completely fabulous! Offering everything from the permanent vintage market to Sunday morning Yoga, Old Spitalfields Market is a hive of activity every day of the week; even if you don’t want to do shopping just wander around and soak up the buzz.
Columbia Road Flower Market (16-min walk from The Allegory)
Well worth a visit if you’re around on Sundays is Columbia Road Flower Market – stroll around soaking up (and maybe buying) beautiful flowers of all shapes and sizes then join us for a leisurely Sunday lunch.
Whitechapel Gallery (14-min walk from The Allegory)
Showcasing everyone from the world-famous Picassos and Pollocks to artists starting out and contemporaries such as Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger, the Whitechapel Gallery offers something for everyone. The addition of the bookshop alongside plenty of courses and education resources it’s a treat to visit and return to again and again.
There are plenty more weird and wonderful places to visit in Shoreditch so don’t’ stop here, these are just a few of our favs. And when you’ve wandered after work in the evening, or are making a weekend day trip you know where we are when you want some respite and delicious food & drink after!