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
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
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... 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
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
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
Geffrye Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London E2
There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of this ... More
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

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
31-35 Pitfield Street, 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?
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
F. Cooke
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
150 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton, London N1
These good old fashioned pie houses serve up plates of cockney cuisine at dirt cheap prices. Pop in for some pie, mash, jellied eel and 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.
George & Vulture
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1
With a penchant for tradition and an eye for progression, the George & Vulture prides itself on the quality measure ... More
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 Baring
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Baring Street, Hoxton, London N1
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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
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
Red Market
London > Nightlife > Bars
288-299 Old Street, Hoxton, London EC1V
Combining an outdoor courtyard with urban art and pop up food kioks, 288 Old Street is host to a hip, summer-long pop-up where you can sip ... 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
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
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.
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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