What I like best about the area is that there are lots of interesting buildings that are up for development
I lived in Shoreditch for 11 years approximately 10 years ago and at that time restaurants were few and far between which is why I opened Rivington Grill. After moving out of Shoreditch, I still had strong connections in the East end and always had my eye on the Tramshed which fell into our lap a couple of years ago. What I like best about the area is that there are lots of interesting buildings that are up for development, and the area is quite edgy with a good mix of galleries, and it’s also close to the City and West End
For my perfect 48 hours in East London I'd have a swim at Shoreditch House in the rooftop pool, lunch at St. John Bread & Wine next door, followed by a swift few drinks later in the day at the Golden Heart. I would then have a light dinner of tapas at Tramontana Brindisa before a show at the Barbican. I'd pop in and see my friend Tracey Emin at her studio for a cuppa before looking around a few galleries like Maureen Paley, White Cube, Carl Freedman and The Approach, do a bit of shopping at Start and have dinner at Viet Grill.