Graffiti, Hoxton.

Doug McKinlay

Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

These historic city-fringe neighbourhoods contain a few significant sights, mainly around Clerkenwell and Spitalfields, but the area is best known for its nightlife. Shoreditch and Hoxton long ago replaced Soho and Camden as the hippest, most alternative parts of London, and although some of the action has now moved further east, they're still holding their own.

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