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, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Hoxton Hotels

in or near Hoxton
M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
151-157 City Road, EC1V
M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City is more than just a luxury hotel, it is a symbol of the pioneering spirit of London. Located near ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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 Events

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Shorefit
London > Events > Sporting Events
Shoreditch Park, New North Road, Hoxton, London N1
August 2015 In Shoreditch Park.... More
 
 
 
White Fever
London > Events > Concerts
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1
The London-based four-piece plays a unique brand of Anglo-Scandinavian dream-pop.... More
 
 
 
Don Broco
London > Events > Concerts
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1
Rock from the Bedford-formed band.... More
 
 
 

Hoxton Entertainment

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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Hoxton, London EC2A
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
 
 
 

Hoxton Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Hoxton
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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
 
 
 
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Victoria Miro
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1
The Victoria Miro originally opened in Cork Street in London, W1, in 1985. The gallery moved to its present location in 16 Wharf Road, Islington, in ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 

Hoxton Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Hoxton
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Bookartbookshop
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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?
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Bacchus Pub & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
177 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Fifteen
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
15 Westland Place, Hoxton, London N1
The King of Pukka Tukka, champion of school diners and Turkey Twizzler basher continues his bid for super celebrity chefdom. But not with just another celebrity ... More
 
 
 

Hoxton Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Hoxton.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Hoxton, London EC2A
Take the spiral staircase up out of this busy Old Street boozer and you find yourself in a small, chic dining room with big picture windows, ... More
 
 
 

Hoxton Nightlife

Hoxton clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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
 
 
 
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The Nightjar Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
129-131 City Road, Hoxton, London EC1V
For live jazz and adventurous signature cocktails in a subterranean speakeasy setting try The Nightjar Bar in Shoreditch. Taking its cue from the illicit anti-Prohibition bars ... More
 
 
 
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Red Market
London > Nightlife > Bars
288-299 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V
Back for a fourth year, Red Market have partnered with Background Bars to transform a 20,000 square foot car park in the heart of Shoreditch into ... 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

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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Hoxton, London EC2A
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Hoxton, London E2
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
City College of Higher Education
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
University House, 55 East Road, Hoxton, London N1
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Hoxton Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Hoxton.
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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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