Formerly a predominantly working-class area, since around 1996 Shoreditch has become a popular and fashionable part of London, particularly associated with the creative industries. In recent years, the district has been subject to considerable gentrification, with accompanying rises in land and property prices. Former industrial buildings have been converted to offices and flats gives Shoreditch its recognizable loft/warehouse style accommodation.

Curtain Road and Old Street are notable for their clubs and pubs which offer a variety of venues to rival those of the West End, Shoreditch is also bursting with art galleries, bars and restaurants, offering plenty of opportunities for nightlife and socialising.

Shoreditch High Street station is served by London Overground (East London line). The closest tube stations are Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines) and Old Street (Northern line).