The Credible In-Guide to Shoreditch & Hoxton

Here at Firedog, we like to keep you up to date with what’s happening around Shoreditch & Hoxton. It’s been our home for over 10 years now and we felt it was about time we shared our local knowledge.

A trip east is like no other in London. Every corner of the city has its own vibe, and the north east is known for being at the forefront of creative thinking. Trends are known to start here, and the locals are a collective of offbeat individuals whose street style cause ripples across the whole of greater London. From numerous recording studios, design agencies and art galleries, people flock to this hub of inspiration looking for new ideas and to stretch their imaginations.

So, seeing as we loved it enough to stick around for this long, we felt it was about time we offered up our favourite spots so as our friends could experience the wonders of east London for themselves. We wanted to present this in a way that did this area justice, reflecting both the epic design ability contained within the Shoreditch triangle, but also the fun seeking attitude of its residents.

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December 2012

V&A Hollywood Costume exhibition

About two weeks ago I headed over to the V&A to see their ‘Hollywood Costumes’ exhibition. I’ve been chomping at the bit to go ever since it opened, and jumped at the chance of free entry thanks to a friend’s corporate membership.

Going to an exhibition out of hours is always an odd experience. The attendees ranged from the suited and booted to the fake-spec wearing creative types, but generally all were of the young professional variety seeking a little free after-work culture (and a bar of course).