Old Street - Bone Daddies Old Street - Bone Daddies

Game dating shoreditch grind, founded in shoreditch in 2011

Apparently, according to George, people regularly make a point of coming up with witty lines in hope that theirs will be next one to appear.

There's even an outside area with benches rare for this area for the warmer months, and a recording studio upstairs. With its retro cinema-style sign and glass-panelled walls exposing a simple, stripped-back interior — think high wood and metal stools looking out on to the street and unfortunately the roundaboutlarge wooden communal tables, funky lighting and a large open bar area displaying cakes or cocktails, depending on the time of day — it's very cool, almost New York in style, and typically east London.

Osteria Della Pasta brings fresh simple authentic pasta all the way from Rome. Following on from the success of the top floor makeover in summerBoxpark Shoreditch has recently opened its new addition to the site; it's very own fully functional events, dining and drinks space; BeatBox.

Next to coffee specialties, there are also yummy looking salads and cakes on offer.

Shoreditch Grind, London

Cue a scattering of East End hipsters donning handlebar moustaches and skinny jeans. The Green is used for a variety of other performances and has also been used to broadcast major sporting events on the big screen and more recently a whole array of activations from global and independent brands.

How amazing is that? Shoreditch is the creative heart of London — a breeding ground for ideas, where the outsiders, the renegades and the radicals are making stuff interesting, by making interesting stuff.

Roger Wade, creator of Boxfresh, devised the concept of refitting and repurposing shipping containers to deliver an independent and revolutionised retail experience that plants fashion and creativity back where it belongs — on the streets. In fact you could spend all day here, working away on your Macbook and finish the day with after work drinks at your very own mobile office.

There is a recording studio upstairs that has hosted acts like Coldplay, Spector and Pixie Lott 4. But I guess the fact that you can get a very decently priced range of coffee-based cocktails kind of makes up for it.

As my friend Tom and I exited from Old Street Station, I fumbled around with the copy of Time Out in one hand and my iPhone in the other, trying to work out where my first stop was exactly.