WHERE TO SHOP
Check out antique jewelry and vintage records at Broadway Market, a Victorian-era marketplace, before lining up at a stall for a Ghanaian curry, oysters, mushrooms on toast, Argentine beef, or traditional pie and mash.

WHERE TO STAY
The chic Boundary (rooms from $300) in nearby Shoreditch has just 17 rooms, all inspired by legendary designers (Eames) or design movements (Bauhaus). Down-stairs is its über-hip Albion Café.

WHAT TO SEE
It wouldn't be a burgeoning neighborhood if it didn't have a pioneering gallerist, and here that title goes to Maureen Paley, an American whose eponymous gallery has mounted shows by Turner Prize–winning artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans and Gillian Wearing. Come to browse who's on the international radar and dress the part courtesy of the avant-garde fashions proffered at LN-CC, an appointment-only concept store that also sells books and rare vinyl—and hosts a nightclub.

WHERE TO DRINK
Should you be lucky enough to see some sunshine, grab a pint in the beer garden at Pub on the Park, a favored watering hole of local resident Michael Fassbender.

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