The ever-growing row of shops on East London’s Redchurch Street has helped turn this once quiet area into a bustling destination for the capital’s most stylish inhabitants. With its substantial menswear offering and vast variety of independent stores, it’s a great place to pick up something a little different.
5 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DJ
As one of the official outfitters to Daniel Craig’s recent portrayal of Bond, British menswear brand Sunspel continues to offer the very best in premium separates and basics. Its Shoreditch menswear-only outlet is a great place to indulge in some luxury everyday pieces, all contained in a smart, heritage-feel unit.
15 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ
A.P.C’s simple and unassuming exterior may not immediately capture your gaze, but step inside and you’ll be faced with a masterful range of minimalist Parisian pieces. From the expected striped shirts to luxurious leather backpacks, this brand has everything you need to build up your normcore wardrobe.
17 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ
Another feat of French fashion gracing Redchurch Street is Aimé – a multi-brand boutique stocking some of the best womenswear labels from across the channel. Step inside its pared-back white and wood interior, and you’ll be greeted with pieces from the likes of Isabel Marant and neighbouring A.P.C., as well as some more obscure labels.
48-50 Redchurch Street, London, EP 7DP
Us Brits love our tea, but this expansive store takes things to the next level. Filled with shelves stocked with unique blends and interesting varieties (all in beautifully simple packaging, of course), Australia’s T2 makes choosing just one brew a real task. However, if you really can’t pick, the store’s well-trained staff are on hand to help you make a decision.
41-43 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ
You could easily mistake this big black brick building for a trendy office block, but inside this menswear boutique you’ll find a real visual treat. Dramatically decked out with raw wood, draped ceilings and industrial light fittings, your shopping experience becomes as much about your surroundings as what you’re putting in your basket.
Labour and Wait
85 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DJ
If stylish homeware really gets you going, be sure to put Labour and Wait on your must-visit list. Its carefully selected range of vintage and modern pieces are joined by clothing and stationery, allowing you to pick up all of your old-school essentials at once in a classic market-feel environment.
46 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DP
It’s trendy haircut central at this retro-feel barbershop in the heart of Shoreditch. If Murdock’s vivid blue exterior and smart leather chairs don’t draw you in, the promise of an expert trim with a whisky or beer on side surely will.
19-29 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ
Spanning a mammoth number of units along Redchurch Street, master chocolatiers Mast Brothers feels more like a museum than a shop. With its vast range of interesting creations on offer – including bars made with sheep’s milk and olive oil – you can pick up a few unusual treats to take home, all while watching the product being made onsite with a free tour.
3 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DJ
Only joining the street’s retail line-up in 2014, Sweaty Betty has fast become a much-loved destination for its stylish and practical activewear. As well as offering a wide range of exercise-friendly garments, the store also hosts a selection of free workout sessions for the area’s fitness buffs.
45 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DJ
Mere moments away from its Boundary Street restaurant, Counter Albion offers a less formal environment to pick up a quick and tasty lunch. Focusing on healthy foods, you can chow down on everything from soups to frittatas to hot meals in a fun, friendly and effortlessly stylish environment.