Last Days of Shoreditch
East London clubbing in the wanton noughties.
Insurance giant Aviva has purchased several large properties on east London's Hoxton Square, and plans to convert them all into offices. Some already are: a spokesperson told The Hackney Post: “When most people think of an insurance company they think about office space in the City, but we’re trying to be innovative and think about what customers are going to use on their mobile phone apps."
It's a far cry from the late noughties, when Shoreditch's appetite for self-destruction peaked in a fug of K, to a soundtrack of languorous minimal house. Is it acceptable to get nostalgic of a time less than a decade ago? We certainly did, looking at Nick Ensing's photos from the clubs of that time.