Callender Howorth specialises in high-end interior design for residential interiors and commercial spaces in London. We have more than one Shoreditch interior architect on hand to assist with renovations and redesigns in this eclectic and arty area of London. The diverse portfolio by our talented team reflects our passion for design and refusal to compromise on quality. We work in consultation with our clients every step of the way to deliver excellence from original concept to the completion of bespoke projects.
Architecture and famous listed buildings in Shoreditch
Shoreditch has long been an area that attracts a diverse array of artists and working class citizens. The area rose to prominence in the 18th century and became a hive of culture frequented by artists and actors. It has changed throughout the years and was heavily bombed during the Blitz leaving a mix of styles that today include Renaissance, Classical, Palladian, Georgian and modern. Now gentrification has occurred at a fast pace and the area is once again home to a mix of international residents and East End locals. Most of the redevelopment has taken place in the ‘Shoreditch Triangle’, which comprises Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street and Old Street, but it also extends to Brick lane and Bishopsgate. Some good examples of architecture in the area is the Church of St Mark, the drinking fountain at Saint Thomas’ Square and the Church of St Leonard. Shoreditch Town Hall is a Grade II listed building that was built in 1865 and features some classical designs, such as Doric columns. The numerous commercial properties present a Shoreditch interior architect’s dream beyond their historic facades.
Is Shoreditch close to museums and exhibitions?
Shoreditch is London’s most creative enclave and has a great selection of exhibitions in the fascinating private galleries dotted around the area. The Victoria Miro Gallery in Hoxton is a place where many a Shoreditch interior architect has found inspiration. The leading British contemporary art gallery has earned itself a reputation for exhibiting the best emerging artists in a converted 8,000-square-foot space that used to be a furniture factory. The Howard Griffin Gallery showcases street art and contains the work of talented artists like Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Bob Mazzer and Thierry Noir among others. Wesley’s Chapel is Shoreditch’s best kept secret; the Methodist church/museum is located on City Road near Old Street. Built by John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, it has an intriguing history.
Restaurants, nightlife and things to do in Shoreditch
Shoreditch has something for everyone and shoppers, food snobs and art lovers will find everything they want in the Shoreditch Triangle. Spitalfields is a great place to spend a few hours perusing the market and the trendy boutique stores surrounding it. The area has an amazing selection of international food, particularly if you like Indian food. Brick Lane is the most famous address for curries in the UK; it also offers 24-hour bagels. Kingsland Road is good for Vietnamese cuisine and Turkish food is represented by Tas Firin, Oklava or Pera. Gourmet diners will love Galvin La Chapelle, which is managed by Michelin-starred chefs and serves exquisite French food in opulent surroundings. The local eateries and bars have often benefitted from consulting with a Shoreditch interior architect to get the aesthetics right. Carnivores congregate at The Tramshed and Hawksmoor steakhouse on Commercial Street. Shoreditch also excels at nightlife; there’s an eclectic selection of chic bars, traditional pubs and nightclubs. Artistic types like the vintage vibe at Joyeux Bordel, while locals head to the Reliance and Nightjar. Hoxton Square is home to Happiness Forgets, the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen and Underbelly.
Our previous design projects in Shoreditch
Our Shoreditch interior architect team recently transformed an empty space into a stylish contemporary home for a young client. The property in Cordy House (Old Street) is now a unique space, which is not only in line with our client’s vision but also exceeded expectations by sourcing accessories from all over the world. The effect is an airy and fresh space with colourful accents, textures and patterns. It has a Bohemian feel with features such as a vintage chandelier, canopy bed, landscaped wallpaper and a feature mirror. It’s the perfect marriage of tradition with contemporary styling.
Why do you want to live in Shoreditch? What famous people live there?
Shoreditch is full of loft conversions and many young couples and single professionals choose to live there. With the help of a Shoreditch interior architect, residential spaces can really shine and stand out from the rest of the flats on the market. Professionals find that it’s ideally placed for accessing the West End and major train stations like Liverpool Street, but also keeps a local ambience with many small businesses serving the community. Residents with families can find some good schools such as Our Lady and St Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School, Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School and Central Foundation Boys’ School. Shoreditch has attracted a broad range of artists and celebrity residents over the years, including Tracey Emin, Russell Brand, Keira Knightley and Alexa Chung.
Please contact our team of experienced Shoreditch interior designers for assistance with your design project.
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Just want to say a big thank you to everyone at Callender Howorth. We love our new home and you made the whole renovation go so smoothly and finished dot on time for the birth of my daughter! Especially thanks for the quirky design ideas that really have made our new home so special.
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