It’s a surprisingly warm, sunny day, and you’ve booked yourself a cheeky Staycation in Shoreditch. So we’ve compiled a list of our hottest tips for you to squeeze the most out of the next 24h: from blistering rooftops simmering with people to relaxing walks by the water and welcoming community gardens, your +1 will think you’re so hot right now.


1. Go for a nice iced coffee ☕️

Start your sun day the right way: with an nice iced coffee concoction from one of the craftiest coffeehouses in London. Ozone coffee usually has a queue out the door but it’s a quieter affair on a sunny day: these cats roast their own coffee in-house and their all-day brunch offering is pretty delicious.

📍 11 Leonard St, Old Street

 

 

There’s also Climpson & Sons in Old Spitalfields market, known around town for their chocolaty blend and an earnestly eco-ethos.

📍 67 Broadway Market

 

 

2. Head to the best rooftops 🌇

The sun is shining, the weather is so sweet you might as well climb up to a rooftop to greet it. The Old Fountain by Old Street, the Red Lion on Hoxton Square or the Boundary are three cosy British boozers just how we like them, offering a great selection of cask ales and a decent Sunday roast, just ignore the interior and head straight to the top. Get there early, or get ready to wait for a seat.

3. Meander round the market 💐

East Londoners love a good street market, and so do we. Columbia Road is arguably the most beautiful place in London, there’s nothing quite like buying a beautiful bouquet off a lovely Eastender, and there’s plenty of artisanal coffee spots in the area.

📍Columbia Rd

Every Sunday, 8am – 4pm

 

You’ll want to get there before 9am to avoid the swarms, or you can head to Old Spitalfields for a few choice bits you didn’t actually need.

📍 16 Commercial St, Spitalfields

 

4. Take yourself outside, sit in a green garden 🐿

Summertime, and the living is easy when you can park yourself in a cool, comfy park. The Barbican’s water gardens are perfect for a few hours of peace and quiet in a blazing brutalist setting, and you can always nip into the iconic conservatory if the weather gets a bit shaky.

📍 185 Fore St, Barbican

 

Shoreditch’s Nomadic Community Garden is perfect a spot of local charm, some live gigs and the kind of warm, welcoming vibe London does so well, if you know where to look.

📍 Fleet St Hill

 

5. Walk by the water ⛵️

The Big Smoke can get a bit too smoky during the warmer months, so escape the city without actually escaping the city with a long, leisurely stride by the water. Pack your shades and your comfy shoes, and wander North until you hit Regent’s Canal.  

 

Here, you can head West for a nice dawdle towards lively Angel, or go for an East-side promenade to the plush greenery of Victoria Park. There’s plenty of cosy canal-side pubs along the way, so you can stop off for a refreshing pint or two, or three.

📍 Grove Rd

 


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‘Pool and the Gang’ at The Curtain

Courtyard room + heated outdoor pool access + gym access + buffet breakfast 

 

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‘The Great Escape’ at Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

Hoxton studio suite + 3pm movie + pool + spa + breakfast 

 

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‘Lost in Translation’ at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

Deluxe room + Nobu afternoon tea + steam room + gym access + Nobu breakfast

 

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