Old Street Railway Station is the gateway to the East End. All the wonders of Shoreditch High Street, Brick Lane, Hoxton and Chiswell Street are within easy walking distance of this excellent transport hub.The vibrant night life in the area is a perfect demonstration of why staying in an inner city hotel is better than staying further out at Hotels near Hounslow Central Station, for example. Better to be where life is happening than somewhere quicker to get to from the airport.
There are a lot of ways to get to Old Street Railway Station, which is what makes it such a useful access point to the East End. The Station itself is a stopping point for London National Rail providing good access to the greater London area. Travellers by tube can get to Old Street Station via the Bank Branch of the Northern Line. Paul Street NCP and Clere Street NCP both provide a useful spot to store your car if you are driving to the area, but the pricing is a bit high. Otherwise, the busses are your best bet as quite a few routes go nearby.
There are a lot of good hotels in the area around Old Street. It is a great area to stay if you are looking for a place to stay that provides good access to the exciting nightlife in the East End and links to the London’s central business district around Bank.The Chiswell Street hotels are a great option; an easy walking distance from the night life, but far enough so you don’t get bothered when trying to sleep.
If you want to experience some of the incredible diversity London has on offer, then Brick Lane is the way to go. Once associated with London’s poorest slums, the area has exploded in popularity to become a vibrant market for up and coming designers and indie fashionistas. It is also particularly famous for its many authentic curry restaurants; an excellent place to stop for a delicious meal one evening.
The Barbican is a central node of culture. Theatre, music, dance, art; all can be found within this exceptional building.The stated purpose of the Barbican is to inspire people to discover and love the arts. A trip there will give you access to the outstanding performers and artists of today and tomorrow. It is the perfect place for travellers looking to add a bit of culture to their trip.
Shoreditch High Street
Shoreditch High Street is just up the road from the Old Street Railway Station. The Street, and the area around it, is famous for its art scene and up and coming fashionistas. If you are looking for alternative fashion there are perhaps no better places to go in London. It is also a great spot for stylish bars and cool night spots; great for young travellers looking for a great night out.