Renting in Old Street and Shoreditch, London - Area guide

The area

South of Hoxton and north of the City, the area around Old Street and further east in Shoreditch is fairly quiet in the day.  However that changes drastically at night when the area comes alive. Curtain Road and Old Street in particular have a variety of clubs and pubs. For those looking for a bit of culture, Shoreditch is home to a large number of art galleries.

Previously a predominantly working class area, this has changed drastically over the years with the area now home to many young professionals.  Former industrial buildings have been converted to offices and flats.  However, there are still some areas on the outskirts that have not gone through this regeneration.

The area has attracted a great number of IT/web based technology companies and start-ups and has been dubbed the Silicon Roundabout.


Interesting facts:

  • Shoreditch was the site of a nunnery from the 12th to the 16th centuries, and afterwards it became a wealthy neighborhood home to traders and factory owners
  • Jarvis Cocker once lived in Shoreditch



  • Nearest underground stop
    • Old Street
    • Shoreditch High Street
  • Nearest mainland train station
    • Old Street (Northern Line) (Zone 1)
    • Liverpool Street (Circle Line, Hammersmith and City Line, Metropolitan Line) (Zone 1)
  • Bus routes: 26, 35, 43, 47, 48, 55, 67, 78, 135, 149, 205, 214, 242, 243, N26, N35, N55, N205


Old Street and Shoreditch Local Authorities:

Old Street and Shoreditch is represented by Hackney Council and Islington Council.

Crime data:

  • You can look up crime statistics for Old Street and Shoreditch at:


Average rental prices

  • A 1 bed flat rents on average for £255-£340 per week (based on 2012 data)
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