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  • Frank H
    1 contribution
    Actually, my trip was with my wife in 1996......my son, daughter-in-law, and
    grandson are going next month (Aug,) This is a great destination for someone
    to see the place where Methodism was born, John Wesley's home, office and church. A person can sit at his desk and look out the large windows and see his
    mother's (Suzanna's) grave across the street. The church and downstairs museum
    and quite informative.
    My wife, now deceased, and I were there right after Princess Diana had passed.
    The church had been renovated with gifts from Margaret and Dennis Thatcher,
    Elton John, and many others.
    Written 11 July 2022
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  • Arda A
    1 contribution
    I was there a month ago with my family and the food was amazingly delicious. There were food directions for each individual person. I would recommend it to anyone who hasn't been there yet!
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Pablo M
    London, UK6 contributions
    Very nice cinema and event space. I 've been many times and have never been disappointed. Music festival and films will be enjoyed there. The food is good despite the relationship between the cinema and the restaurant being awkward. The cafe suddenly turns into a restaurant and you can only stay if you want to order food.
    Written 4 September 2019
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  • MG04
    London, UK13 contributions
    I have been shopping at SH for nearly 30 years at various sites around the area and have always had the best service. The knowledge of staff and non-judgement is a place women can shop, be themselves and get what they need. It is a safe environment
    and has helped many woman enjoy themselves for many years. I cannot recommend this enough.
    Written 28 January 2020
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  • Master Jonjon
    London, UK344 contributions
    WHAT IT IS.
    1865 built as a borough town hall (before Shoreditch's merge into Hackney).

    Now a vibrant arts and music venue (we're "lucky" to visit these rooms on their own just because of WARS).

    DIRECTIONS.
    Closest station: Shoreditch High Street. Exit the station and go west into Shoreditch High Street. Walk north until you see Shoreditch Church; then turn left into Old Street. The town hall is to your left after passing the overground bridges.
    Written 14 March 2021
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  • MikeLondonSE13
    London, UK8,153 contributions
    11/5/22 Wednesday evening

    We three middle aged Londoners picked up some tickets online for a Mozart Opera scenes (Secrets and Seductions) stage performance from National Opera Studio.

    We arrived in good time on a Wednesday at 19:10 as advised to find a mixed crowd, generally older, not really the Hoxton Hipster Set!

    We picked up the simple printed paper ticket slips and made pour way to the end of the queue for the bar st the end of the corridor. We passed the door to the fabulous old style music hall with two galleries above.

    The busy lone barman was just about coping with the orders, not noticing the recycling bin for bottles and throwing the bottles into the ‘landfill’ bin instead…oooops. There was no process on show so as we ordered the different craft canned Hackney 440ml beers we were surprised at the £21 asked for, ooops, a (genuine) mistake he declared and it went down to £19.xx , still rather pricey! Oh well. We took our beers into the hall (it is allowed) to find the seats we had been allocated.

    Dear management, please sort a price list, as technically illegal, and the recycling policy enforcement, thanks.

    The three seats turned out to be along the back of the side wall near the door but someone else had taken one of them. On enquiring he had the same ticket as one of us! Ooops! We called one of the ushers who eventually sorted it out saying it had happened before as the opera company and hall itself had separate systems…ooops. We were offered upstairs in the gallery but were sorted in good time though, taking another seat further back into the corner. The view was a bit restricted with the supporting columns of galleries and some large suspended speakers either side of the front of stage (they ought to be hung nearer the walls, please sort, management.

    The hall filled the ground floor to capacity and the galleries mostly full.

    The concert was brilliant and the relatively intimate venue had good acoustics. At one point it was the whole troupe singing away with a busy pianist. A person on the second floor gallery was phone filming bits of the performance and was eventually approached by management to stop. I took photos at the curtain call and later saw the usual ‘photography forbidden’ signs up.

    Lots of the audience were quite elderly and obviously not acquainted with the hall as the toilets were downstairs and the galleries upstairs with no lifts available.

    The evening went well and we left happy. The beer was quite tasty too!

    Well worth the visit to this historic hall.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,344 contributions
    If there was as much interest in churches as in trendy restaurants or even graffiti in Shoreditch, the structure of St. Leonard’s would be in rude health as opposed to the rather sorry state in which it currently finds itself. Much of its structure is covered in scaffolding; access to it is gained through wooden corridors over duckboards; some of its side windows still on display in holes. Dating from 1736-40 when the former medieval church was rebuilt in the Palladian style by George Dance the Elder, with a steeple 192 feet tall, it has a number of claims to fame, not least featuring in the nursery rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’; being the burial site of James Parkinson after whom Parkinson’s disease is named; more recently featuring as the church in the BBC series ‘Rev’ as well as series two of ‘Luther’ sadly not s documentary about the 16th century theologian but a crime drama starring the impossibly named Idris ‘Blockhead’ Elba. in the porch still stand the parish sticks and whipping post sadly not used in the TV series. It is surrounded by substantial gardens.
    Written 13 October 2019
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,344 contributions
    Boundary Gardens stand at the centre of Arnold Circus in Shoreditch, a sort of larger mainly residential version of Seven Dials. It could be so much better. It’s a grand space with a Victorian bandstand at its top with a walkway all around the perimeter. But it’s all rather run down and overgrown, indeed a rather miserable and depressing site on a grey rainy day like this Sunday afternoon. Some of the buildings around the perimeter are solid Victorian blocks but nothing special. There is clearly some French connection as some of the radiating streets have names such as Navarre and Rochelle. The latter is also the name of the former La Rochelle school whose canteen has been brought back to life as an acclaimed restaurant run by the female duo of Arnold and Henderson the latter bring the wife of Fergus of nose to tail eating fame as one of the creators of St. John. Another interesting building in the vicinity is Haggerston school designed by Erno Goldfinger.
    Written 13 October 2019
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  • Allen M
    Lancaster, PA134 contributions
    It's very difficult give a good impression of a gallery based on a single visit, but based on just that I would give it a try. Wow!
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Lee Arms
    London, UK2 contributions
    Like the other reviewer of Kachette, I have walked past this building hundreds of times and wondered what was inside. I managed to score tickets last weekend to an exclusive launch party put on by Adidas and Sneakersnstuff. The venue is amazing, exposed brick walls, great sound system and friendly staff. Got talking to one of the bar staff and they mentioned that the venue also hosts birthday parties and weddings!
    Written 27 June 2019
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
    This interesting church which borders Hoxton Square has a plain but distinctive interior designed by the well known Victorian architect, E. W. Pugin for the Augustinians Order. It has an unusual timber arcade, a beautiful white wood hammer beamed ceiling and some high quality historic furnishings, including the high altar and stunningly ornate reredos of 1875 by Mayer of Munich. It was completed in 1876 and is well worth a visit.
    Written 12 August 2018
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,517 contributions
    This is a small public gardens close to the Silicon Roundabout and Shoreditch. It's a park with lots of quiet places to sit and relax and near the eastern end of the park is a stone monument to Sidney Smith as previous review already mentioned.

    This park is fairly insignificant and there's no reason to go out of the way to visit, especially as this part of London is already well endowed with green spaces, and the green space here isn't much to look at, being largely patches devoid of grass.
    Written 31 March 2019
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  • Julia H
    Ipswich, UK43 contributions
    On Shoreditch High Street, a gallery with a variety of works from very talented street artist such as Mehdi Ghadyanloo-an Iranian artist , Thierry Noir -famous for painting the Berlin wall and Roa with his iconic large animal murals . I have visited the gallery several times and it has a variety of different exhibitions and the staff are very helpful and knowledgable . Canvases , art works and prints are for sale . well worth a visit.
    Written 3 February 2017
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  • 186411Visitor
    Leeds, UK80 contributions
    Well worth looking at what they've got on - they are happy for non-buyers to go in and look. They even let us into their current display before it officially opened because we could only go on the day before. Prices don't look extortionate if you do want to buy.
    Written 23 June 2017
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  • Roger K
    Rio Rancho, NM456 contributions
    I had been trying for awhile to get this Thing to Do posted on TripAdvisor. I forgot about it after being unsuccessful, but recently was given some tips by other TripAdvisor users. I think I have a good shot at finally getting it created.

    My wife and I found it when we visited London back in 2014. It is definitely a bit off the beaten path. It is located just across Poole Street to the north of Shoreditch Park, about 2 miles (4km) north of St Paul's Cathedral.

    There are two tube/underground stations relatively nearby - Old Street and Angel stations. From either one, it is then a relatively short walk to the statue.
    Written 25 July 2018
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