London area of Hoxton guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Hoxton neighbourhood

Twenty years ago, this was rough-and-ready Hackney heartland, where cockneys mixed uneasily with newer arrivals, and seedy strip bars proliferated. Then London's artists moved in and now it is the trendiest place in the capital, a Mecca for skinny jeans, checked shirts, ironic haircuts, edgy art galleries and hip bars that play music that will only become fashionable in about six months time. Keep an eye on the walls, as well, for many of the artists don't feel the need to obey the law when creating work and the graffiti is impressively weird and witty. Hoxton Square and Jay Jopling's White Cube gallery are where it all started and remain the heart of the area, while on a Friday night, the bars and clubs of Old Street are a strange place where the pinstripes and ties of the City mingle with the extravagant fashions of the avant-garde.

See our recommended nearby Hoxton Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Hoxton Hotels

in or near Hoxton
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
275 Old Street, EC1V
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
335-337 Old Street, EC1V
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
Central Street, EC1V
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More

Hoxton Entertainment

in or near Hoxton
Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment > Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
The Courtyard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
40 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1
This well-respected King's Cross fringe theatre - which arrived in Hoxton via Covent Garden - is home to a theatre training company and local music festival, ... More

Hoxton Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Hoxton
20 Hoxton Square
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1
This spacious gallery strategically situated opposite White Cube in Hoxton Square opened in 2007 and is run by co-directors Richard Graham, Adam Waymouth and Alex Dellal. ... More
Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Hoxton, London EC2A
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed by ... More
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-9 Rivington Place, Hoxton, London EC2A
Opened on 5th October 2007, this Rivington Place art gallery is a 8m public building dedicated to culturally diverse visual arts. It's a joint venture between ... More

Hoxton Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Hoxton
London > Shopping > Books
17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1
We love this great little book shop. As the name suggests, you'll find books on art but, more specifically, they specialise in artists' books - and ... More
Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium
London > Shopping > Specialists
57 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1
Tea and sex, how very British! This friendly boutique in Hoxton Square offers girlies the chance to seek out kinky playthings, books and erotica, in a ... More
KK Outlet
London > Shopping > Art and Design
42 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1
Just the kind of hip, happening 'multifunctional' space you'd expect on Hoxton Square, KK Outlet is not just a shop and gallery it's also the offices ... More

Hoxton Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Hoxton London?
Bacchus Pub & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
177 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1
Modern European Cuisine... More
Made in the Shade
London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
177 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1
Made in the Shade, not just the 1975 compilation album by The Rolling Stones but also slang for 'success' back in the '50s, is also a ... More
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
16 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1
Restaurant/bar serving British food. ... More

Hoxton Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Hoxton.
William IV
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1
Off the beaten Old Street track, this surreal and spellbinding pub has obviously won a loyal following within months of opening. The friendly management are keen ... More
The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Hoxton, London EC2A
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
Fanny Nelsons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
32 Horatio Street, Hoxton, London E2
At risk of being converted into a block of flats when it closed, east London boozer Nelsons Head was saved by its beloved locals in 2016, ... More

Hoxton Nightlife

Hoxton clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Happiness Forgets
London > Nightlife > Bars
8-9 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, Hoxton, London N1
Embracing the new wave of drinking habits in London, Happiness Forgets is a quaint underground bar that provides drinkers with decent cocktails and a place to ... More
Red Market
London > Nightlife > Bars
288-299 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V
Combining street food, music, art and crazy golf, Red Market is a hip, summer-long pop-up where you can sip on cocktails, enjoy burgers and listen to ... More
Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Hoxton, London EC2A
Don't come to Plastic People expecting a stylish bar and the latest trendy cocktails. There's nothing fancy about this basement club, but what it does offer ... More

Hoxton Leisure

Hoxton gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Shoreditch Adventure Playground
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
1 Mintern Street, Hoxton, London N1
An open access adventure playground for children and young people aged 6 to 16 and up to 18 year olds who have support needs.... More
Shoreditch Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
New North Road, Hoxton, London N1
Originally rows of terraced housing, flattened in the 1940s by the Blitz, Shoreditch Park is now a small but well-loved community space. Temporary 'pre-fab' housing was ... More
Hoxton Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
156 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1
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Hoxton Education

in or near Hoxton
City College of Higher Education
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
University House, 55 East Road, Hoxton, London N1
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Standpoint Studios
London > Education > Evening Classes
45 Coronet Street, Hoxton, Hoxton, London N1
Arts and crafts classes... More

Hoxton Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Hoxton.
Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
Hoxton Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, Hoxton, London N1
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
16 Hoxton Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
16 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, Hoxton, London N1
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