"then Shoreditch High Street"
A poster from the National Standard Theatre in 1867
Public DomainA poster from the National Standard Theatre in 1867 - Credit: Kbthompson

Shoreditch High Street is the old main road of Shoreditch in the north of London. It runs between Norton Folgate and Kingsland Road and forms part of the old Roman Ermine Street, a road which connected London to York. In the nineteenth century it was home to the famous National Standard Theatre, which became one of the city’s largest theatres before its closure in 1926, and the Shoreditch Empire (also known as The London Music Hall).