House clearance Shoreditch E1, EC2, N1
Few little facts about Shoreditch
Shoreditch is an area of London within the London Borough of Hackney. The etymology of 'Shoreditch' is debated. A legendary early tradition connects it with Jane Shore, the mistress of Edward IV who according to an ancient ballad died in the eponymous ditch....However as the place is attested as 'Soersditch', long before this, a more plausible suggestion is 'Sewer Ditch', in reference to an ancient drain or watercourse in what was a boggy area adjacent to the 'fens' of Finsbury/Fensbury to the west (Mander 1996). Possibly it refers to the headwaters of the river Walbrook which rose in the Curtain Road area.
Recently, During the second 'dot-com' boom the area has become popular with London based web technology companies who base their head offices around Old Street. These include Last.fm, Dopplr, Songkick and 7digital who tend to gravitate towards Old Street roundabout, popularising the term 'Silicon Roundabout' to describe the area.
William Shakespeare - lodged in nearby Bishopsgate and wrote and performed plays for both The Theatre and Curtain Theatre. A small chapel in Hollywell Street commemorated his association with the area, but was destroyed in World War II. A pub sign that claimed that he drank in the White Horse on Shoreditch High Street has recently been removed.
Marie Lloyd, Born in Shoreditch, where she made her debut in the local music halls.
Barbara Windsor comediene, film and television actress was born here.