By the time the 1900s came around, the textile and furniture industries that had been the pillars of business and economy in Shoreditch had severely declined, leaving the area notorious instead for crime and poverty. This was made worse by the damage caused by the Blitz. It wasn't until the late 20th century that Shoreditch began its rejuvenation into the edgy district we know today.
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