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Shoreditch
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OS grid reference: TQ325825
Administration
London borough: Hackney
County level: Greater London
Region: London
Constituent country: England
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Historic county: Middlesex (1889)
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Post town: LONDON
Postal district: N1, EC1, EC2, E1, E2
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UK Parliament: Hackney South and Shoreditch
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Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up area of the inner city immediately to the north of the City of London, located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross . It is situated at the point where five postal districts converge. Image File history File links Greater_london_outline_map. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The administrative area of Greater London contains 32 London Boroughs, of which 12 (plus the City of London) make up Inner London and 20 Outer London. ... Hackney Town Hall was built in the 1930s for the old Metropolitan Borough. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... 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History

The etymology of 'Shoreditch' is debated. A legendary early tradition connects it with Jane Shore, the mistress of Edward IV who according to an ancient ballad died in the eponymous ditch....However as the place is attested as 'Soersditch', long before this, a more plausible suggestion is 'Sewer Ditch', in reference to an ancient drain or watercourse in what was a boggy area adjacent to the 'fens' of Finsbury/Fensbury to the west (Mander 1996). Possibly it refers to the headwaters of the river Walbrook which rose in the Curtain Road area. Jane Shore (c. ... Edward IV (April 28, 1442 – April 9, 1483) was King of England from March 4, 1461 to April 9, 1483, with a break of a few months in the period 1470–1471. ... Finsbury is a place in the south of the London Borough of Islington. ... The Walbrook river played a key role in the Roman settlement of Londinium, the city now known as London. ...


Though now part of the inner city, Shoreditch was previously an extra-mural suburb of the City of London, centred around Shoreditch Church at the crossroads where Shoreditch High Street and Kingsland Road are intersected by Old Street and Hackney Road. The term inner-city is often applied to the poorer parts at the centre of a major city. ... St Leonards, Shoreditch is a church in Shoreditch just outside the City of London. ... Kingsland Road is the name of a road, part of the A10, in the London Borough of Hackney in England. ... Old Street is a road in central London that runs west to east from Clerkenwell to Shoreditch. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Shoreditch High Street and Kingsland road are a small sector of the Roman Ermine Street and modern A10. This, known also as the Old North Road, was a major coaching route to the north, exiting the City at Bishopsgate. The east-west course of Old Street-Hackney Road was also probably originally a Roman Road, connecting Silchester with Colchester, bypassing the City of London to the south (Sugden n.d.). Ermine Street should not be confused with Ermin Street, the road from Silchester to Gloucester. ... The A10 is a major road in England. ... Looking north from a pedestrian bridge across Bishopsgate Bishopsgate, in the heart of Londons financial district. ... The walls and church Inside the walls; note far walls in distance Silchester Roman Town, or Calleva Atrebatum, was an Iron Age and subsequently Roman town and capital of the Celtic tribe named the Atrebates, located near the modern village of Silchester on what is today the border between the... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Shoreditch church (dedicated to St Leonard) is of ancient origin and features in the famous line: 'when I grow rich say the bells of Shoreditch', from the nursery rhyme: Oranges and Lemons. Oranges and Lemons is an English nursery rhyme which refers to the bells of several churches, all within or close to the City of London. ...


Shoreditch was the site of a house of nuns, the Augustinian priory of 'Halliwell' or 'Holywell' (named after a Holy Well on the site), from the 12th Century until its dissolution in 1539. This priory was located between Shoreditch High Street and Curtain Road to east and west and Batemans Row and Holywell Lane to north and south. Nothing remains of it today (Wood 2003). The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ... The Dissolution of the Monasteries (referred to by Roman Catholic writers as the Suppression of the Monasteries) was the formal process, taking place between 1536 and 1540, by which King Henry VIII confiscated the property of the Roman Catholic institutions in England and took them to himself, as the new...


On this site, in 1576, James Burbage built the first playhouse in England, known as 'The Theatre' (commemorated today by a plaque on Curtain Road). Some of Shakepeare's plays were performed here and at the nearby Curtain Theatre, built in 1577 200 yards to the south (marked by a commemorative plaque in Hewett Street off Curtain Road). It was here that Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet gained 'Curtain plaudits' and where Henry V was performed within 'this wooden O'. In 1599 Shakespeare's Company literally upped sticks, and moved the timbers of 'The Theatre' to Southwark, after the lease had run out, to construct The Globe. The Curtain continued performing plays in Shoreditch until at least 1627 (Shapiro 2005). James Burbage (d. ... This article is about one specific theatre in London; for information on theatres in general, see Theater. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Curtain Theatre was an Elizabethan playhouse located in Curtain Close, Shoreditch, just outside the City of London and close to an earlier playhouse known as The Theatre. ... The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, commonly referred to as Romeo and Juliet, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare concerning the fate of two young star-crossd (ill-fated) lovers. ... William Shakespeare. ... The Borough or Southwark is an area of the London Borough of Southwark situated 1. ... The modern reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, in London. ...


The suburb of Shoreditch was attractive as a location for these early theatres because it was outside the jurisdiction of the somewhat puritanical City fathers. Even so they drew the wrath of contemporary moralists as did the local:

'base tenements and houses of unlawful and disorderly resort' and the 'great number of dissolute, loose, and insolent people harboured in such and the like noisome and disorderly houses, as namely poor cottages, and habitations of beggars and people without trade, stables, inns, alehouses, taverns, garden-houses converted to dwellings, ordinaries, dicing houses, bowling alleys, and brothel houses' (Middlesex Justices in 1596 cited in: Schoenbaum 1987: 126)

During the 17th century, wealthy traders and Huguenot silk weavers moved to the area, establishing a textile industry centered to the south around Spitalfields. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, or historically as the French Calvinists. ...


By the 19th century Shoreditch was also the locus of the furniture industry; now commemorated in the Geffrye Museum on Kingsland Road. Geffrye Museum frontage. ... Kingsland Road is the name of a road, part of the A10, in the London Borough of Hackney in England. ...


However the area declined, along with both textile and furniture industries, and by the end of the 19th Century, Shoreditch was a byword for crime, prostitution and poverty. This situation was not improved by extensive devastation of the housing stock in the Blitz during World War 2 and insensitive redevelopment in the post war period, in which whole swathes of the old terraces were replaced by brutalist high-rises. Blitz, the German word for lightning, and often used figuratively as in blitzschnell (as fast as lightning), may mean any of a number of things in English: Blitzkrieg, the lightning war strategy of WWII Germany The Blitz, the German aerial attacks on Britain in WWII Baedeker Blitz, the reprisal bombing... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...

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Administration

The medieval parish of Shoreditch (St Leonard's), was originally part of the county of Middlesex until 1889 when it became part of the County of London. The parish vestry was the local unit of administration until the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch in 1899 in the same area. Shoreditch (St Leonard) was an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest (after Rutland). ... The County of London (in red), super imposed upon todays Greater London area, to show the difference in size with post-1965 Borough boundaries The County of London was an administrative county of England from 1888 to 1965. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch was a metropolitan borough of the County of London between 1899 and 1965, when it was merged with others to form the London Borough of Hackney. ...


Shoreditch town hall can still be seen on Old Street. The Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch was made up of three main districts in all: Shoreditch, Hoxton and Haggerston. The whole Metropolitan Borough was incorporated into the much larger London Borough of Hackney in 1965. Old Street is a road in central London that runs west to east from Clerkenwell to Shoreditch. ... Hoxton Square. ... Haggerston is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. ... Hackney Town Hall was built in the 1930s for the old Metropolitan Borough. ...

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Famous local residents

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James Burbage (d. ... This article is about one specific theatre in London; for information on theatres in general, see Theater. ... St Leonards, Shoreditch is a church in Shoreditch just outside the City of London. ... Categories: Actor stubs | 1567 births | 1619 deaths ... The Lord Chamberlains Men was the playing company that William Shakespeare worked for as actor and playwright throughout most of his career. ... Matilda Alice Victoria Wood (February 12, 1870 - October 7, 1922), was a British music-hall singer . ... Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ... An anonymous portrait, often believed to show Christopher Marlowe. ... Elizabeth ushers in Peace and Plenty. ... Template:Unsourced A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Looking south from Norton Folgate. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about one specific theatre in London; for information on theatres in general, see Theater. ... The Curtain Theatre was an Elizabethan playhouse located in Curtain Close, Shoreditch, just outside the City of London and close to an earlier playhouse known as The Theatre. ... For the play, see Henry VIII (play). ... Richard Tarleton was an Elizabethan English actor. ... Elizabeth ushers in Peace and Plenty. ... Yorick can refer to: Yorick, the deceased court jester whose skull is exhumed by the gravedigger in Act 5, Scene 1, of Shakespeares Hamlet. ... Barbara Windsor MBE (born Barbara-Ann Deeks on August 6, 1937, in Shoreditch, London) is a British actress. ...

Victorian Music Hall and Theatres

1867 Poster from the National Standard Theatre
1867 Poster from the National Standard Theatre

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Shoreditch was a centre of entertainment to rival the West-End and boasted of these theatres and Music halls: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (700x913, 149 KB)[edit] Summary 1867 National Standard Theatre Poster. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (700x913, 149 KB)[edit] Summary 1867 National Standard Theatre Poster. ... Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ...

  • The National Standard Theatre, 2/3/4 Shoreditch High Street (1837-1940). In the late 19th century this was one of the largest theatres in London. In 1926 it was converted into a cinema called The New Olympia Picturedrome. The building was demolished in 1940. Sims Reeves, Mrs Marriott and James Anderson all performed here; as well as programmes of classical opera and even Shakespeare, with such luminaries as Henry Irving. There was considerable rivalry with the West End theatres, in a letter from John Douglass (the owner, from 1845) to The Era after a Drury Lane first night, in which he says that "seeing that a hansom cab is used in the new drama at Drury Lane, I beg to state that a hansom cab, drawn by a live horse was used in my drama . . . . produced at the Standard Theatre in ....... - and so on- "with real rain, a real flood, and a real balloon."
  • The Shoreditch Empire aka The London Music Hall, 95-99 Shoreditch High Street, (1856-1935). The theatre was rebuilt in 1894 by Frank Matcham. the architect of the Hackney Empire. Charlie Chaplin is recorded as performing here, in his early days, before he achieved fame in America.
  • The Royal Cambridge Music Hall, 136 Commercial Street (1864-1936), was destroyed by fire in 1896, then rebuilt in 1897 by Finch Hill, the designer of the Britannia Theatre, in nearby Hoxton. The Builder of December 4 1897, said The New Cambridge Music Hall in Commercial Street, Bishopsgate, is now nearing completion. The stage will be 41ft wide by 30ft deep . The premises will be heated throughout by hot water coils, and provision has been made for lighting the house by electric light.

Sadly, none of these places of entertainment survive today. For a brief time, Music hall was revived in Great Eastern Street, by the temporary home of the Brick Lane Music hall, this too, has now moved on. John Sims Reeves (born September 26, 1818 in Woolwich, England; died October 25, 1900 in Worthing) was an English vocalist. ... Henry Irving, as Hamlet, in a 1893 illustration from The Idler magazine John Henry Brodribb Irving (February 6, 1838 – October 13, 1905),(whose original name was John Brodribb), became better known as Sir Henry Irving. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Frank Matcham, a famous theatrical architect who designed Buxton Opera House in 1903. ... Hackney Empire The Hackney Empire is a theatre on Mare Street, Hackney. ... For other persons named Chaplin, see Chaplin (disambiguation). ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Hoxton Square. ... Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ...


A number of playbills and posters from these Music halls, survive in the collections of both the Bishopsgate Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ... The Bishopsgate Institute is an educational foundation located in the City of London opposite Liverpool Street station. ... The Cromwell Road entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum The Victoria and Albert Museum viewed from Thurloe Square The main interior courtyard of the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2004. ...

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Today

Since post-war decline, Shoreditch has risen up to become a popular and fashionable part of London. Often combined with neighbouring Hoxton, the area has been subject to considerable gentrification in the past twenty years, with accompanying rises in property prices.


A former citadel of the working classes, Shoreditch and Hoxton has been colonised by Boho yuppies and the artistic set who have turned former furniture warehouses into loft apartments and made Hoxton Square the centre of contemporary bohemia. Curtain Road and Old Street are notable for their clubs and pubs which offer a variety of venues to rival those of the West End. Hoxton Square. ... Though a Bohemian is a native of the Czech province of Bohemia, a secondary meaning for bohemian emerged in 19th century France. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Old Street is a road in central London that runs west to east from Clerkenwell to Shoreditch. ...


Art galleries, bars, restaurants, media businesses and an urban golf club are further features of this transformation. To the north and east, however urban dereliction reigns and a predatory underclass continues the traditions of criminality pursued by their ancestors (Harrison: 1985; [1]). Other traditions of working class entertainment survive on Shoreditch High Street where the music halls of yesteryear have been replaced by the greatest concentration of striptease venues in London (Clifton 2002). And further south on Commercial Street the oldest profession of all still plies its trade... A social class is, at its most basic, a group of people that have similar social status. ... Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ... A striptease. ... Commercial Street is road in central London that runs north to south from Shoreditch to Aldgate. ...

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Transport

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Nearest places

The front portico and spire of St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch High Street. (January 2006)
The front portico and spire of St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch High Street. (January 2006)
The railway bridge on Kingsland Road - an essential part of the East London Line extension. (September 2005)
The railway bridge on Kingsland Road - an essential part of the East London Line extension. (September 2005)

In 2005 funding was announced for the East London Line Extension which would extend the existing line from Whitechapel tube station bypassing Shoreditch tube station (which closed in June 2006) and creating a new station titled Shoreditch High Street at the site of the old Bishopsgate Goods Yard which was demolished in 2004. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 259 KB) Summary St Leonards Church, Shoreditch High Street, Hackney, London. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 259 KB) Summary St Leonards Church, Shoreditch High Street, Hackney, London. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (640x678, 227 KB) Summary Kingsland Road railway bridge, Shoreditch, Hackney, London. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (640x678, 227 KB) Summary Kingsland Road railway bridge, Shoreditch, Hackney, London. ... The East London Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured orange on the Tube map. ... Whitechapel is a London Underground station in Whitechapel in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London. ... Shoreditch tube station is a former London Underground station located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shoreditch High Street railway station is a railway station currently under construction in the London Borough of Hackney in London, United Kingdom. ... Opened on 1 July 1840 as Shoreditch and renamed Bishopsgate on 27 July 1847, it was the original London passenger terminus of the Eastern Counties Railway. ...

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Liverpool Street station in 1896. ... Moorgate station is a London Underground and mainline station in the City of London, located on Moorgate, a street which shares the same name, north of London Wall. ... Old Street station entrance and (inset) its shopping arcade Old Street station is a London Underground and railway station just north of the City, lying on the border between Islington and Hackney. ... Shoreditch High Street railway station is a railway station currently under construction in the London Borough of Hackney in London, United Kingdom. ...

Disused stations

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Shoreditch station (on the corner of Old Street and Kingsland Road) was closed in 1940. ... Shoreditch tube station is a former London Underground station located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in East London. ...

See also

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The defining moment for the contemporary London arts scene was Freeze, the 1988 warehouse exhibition organised by Damien Hirst. ... The East London Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured orange on the Tube map. ...

References

  • This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, which is in the public domain.
  • Ackroyd, Peter (2000) London: The Biography . Chatto & Windus, London.
  • Clifton, L. (2002) Baby Oil and Ice: Striptease in East London. The Do-Not Press Limited: London.
  • Harrison, P. (1985) Inside the Inner City: Life Under the Cutting Edge. Penguin: Harmondsworth.
  • Mander, D. (1996) More Light, More Power: An Illustrated History of Shoreditch. Sutton.
  • Schoenbaum, S (1987) William Shakespeare: a Compact Documentary Life,OUP.
  • Shapiro, J. (2005) 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. Faber and Faber, London.
  • Sugden, K. (n.d.) Under Hackney: The Archaeological Story. FHA.
  • Wood, M (2003) In Search of Shakespeare. BBC Worldwide, London.
  • "Asbo TV" BBC News 10th Jan 2006
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Urban Dictionary: Shoreditch twat (0 words)
The Shoreditch Twat has now been immortalised by the fictional Nathan Barley and serialised on TV by Channel 4.
Shoreditch twats where once refered to more politely by the BBC as 'Hoxton trendies'.
In 2001, the term Shoreditch Twat became popular vernacular for an overdressed East London 'trendy' and the fanzine went on to produce an installation for the Barbican Gallery's UK culture exhibition 'Jam', which later toured to Japan.
In Search of Shakespeare . Shoreditch, London | PBS (91 words)
circa 1900The home of James Burbage's The Theatre and The Curtain, Shoreditch lies a mile outside the old walls of London on the road that passed through Bishopsgate.
Shoreditch was a rough area where visitors would be well advised to wear a sword at all times.
Bars and theatres attract many revelers and, along with them, the ubiquitous prostitutes, thieves, cutpurses and con men.
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