Shoreditch has many historic attractions such as Methodism Museum and John Wesley’s House. Methodism Museum follows the history of Methodism prior to the 18th century. John Wesley’s personal library and his memorabilia are also stored in the Museum. Wesley was buried in the sanctuary.Geffrye Museum which contains artefacts depicting London’s levels of poverty in the 19th century is also found in Shoreditch.
William Blake, a well-known poet was buried in the district’s Bunhill Fields. Spitalfield’s Christian Church which was constructed in 1729 is among the most attractive sanctuaries in London. The sanctuary was constructed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and is currently used to host concerts and showcase art gallery.The church has been Shoreditch’s major attraction for decades. The church is mostly synonymous among the children since it features in their nursery rhyme; Oranges and Lemons. Augustinian Priory constructed in the 12th century was dominant among Shoreditch’s population until Henry VIII dissolved monasteries in the 15th century.
History of ShoreditchShoreditch district was a favourite to many artists, creative types and writers from 1558 to 1603. In the 19th and 20th century, Shoreditch had as many music halls and theatres as West End among them; London Music Hall, The National Standard Theatre and The Royal Cambridge Music Hall.High Street and Shoreditch Church are the richest Shoreditch’s source of history.
The district encountered degeneration for some time and was later revived to its current state. Eastern London had high levels of crime and high poverty levels. Jack Ripper’s murders in Spitalfields and Whitechapel were the height of East London’s crime in the 19th century. Blitz was the largest contributor to Shoreditch’s destruction.
Modern Day Shoreditch.
In the early 90’s, Shoreditch appearance was overhauled which saw the return of a number of artworks and artist. The trendy area is a great place to live, eat, drink for many different races and religions. There are development prospects in Goodsyard scheduled to start later in 2016 subject to the plan’s approval. Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market, popular for fashion, art, antiques and food stalls are found in Goodsyard. Shoreditch is today famed for fashion and splendid nightlife and amazing property as its very close to both Liverpool Street and the City. Whilst connection with its very own station that is serviced by the Overground.
Very close to Shoreditch is the hugely popular Old Street, which today is known as Silicon RoundAbout which became the cornerstone of the governments Tech City Strategy,