There are so many things to do in Shoreditch its hard to be at a loose end. If you're stuck on where to start however, try some of these.
Head to Broadway Market for unusual independent shops, fresh fruit and veg and more. If you're an early bird - or on an all nighter - on a Sunday morning head for Columbia Road for flowers and coffee. Decorating your new pad? Head to the galleries of Redchurch Street or to Spitalfields for art, furniture, gifts and accessories. The area around the Old Truman Brewery is home to a great Sunday market with plenty of places to graze as you shop. There's bags of inspiration at the Geffrye Museum (www.geffrye-museum.org.uk
) which shows the change in styles of domestic interiors from 1600 to the present day.
If you like your decor less formal, track down Banksy. On the side of the working men's club on the junction of Pollard Row and Pollard Street in Bethnal Green, you'll see his Yellow Lines Flower Painter. A bit further into the Victoria Park and Shafton Road areas is the home to his Graffiti Painter. Or, if you're in and around Old Street, you might spot his Giant Rat by Rivington Street, or the Angel with Bullet-proof Vest, just by the roundabout.
Exhausted after your night-time adventures? Escape the urban jungle and head for an oasis in the heart of Spitalfields - the city farm (www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org
) or take in some spiritual peace with a visit to Hawksmoor's beautiful Christ Church on Commercial Street.