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Less than two and a half miles away from the centre of London, Shoreditch is part of inner city London within the London Borough of Hackney. Interestingly, Shoreditch is famous for being a location where the five postal districts meet.
Originally, Shoreditch was nothing more than a rural district on the outskirts of early London. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, however, Shoreditch became much more densely populated but suffered the same fate as other East London locations during the early 20th century when it was badly affected by both World Wars.
Since then, Shoreditch has gained popularity and is often referred to in association with the neighbouring district of Hoxton. With numerous trendy bars and restaurants as well as purpose- built housing, Shoreditch is now a thriving, young community.