An east London hotspot bordering the City and fashionable Hackney
"The arrival of the London Overground in Haggerston has really opened up this area for commuters."Alexandra Haywood (nee Lega)
"Shoreditch is to London now, what King's Road was in the '60s."Andrew Phillips
"The street art on this wall is constantly changing, which makes for a beautiful and rousing walk to work every morning. Expect the unexpected on Great Eastern Street!"Kayleigh Harvey
Where do Hoxton locals go?
A Mark Hix restaurant with a huge Damien Hurst cow and chicken on display, created specifically for Tramshed! The menu is simple but very tasty!
Submitted by Hollie
Bread and Butter
Serving the best breakfasts in Dalston, lovely fresh organic food, amazing juice and great coffee. The tortilla with loads of cheese is a great hangover cure!
Submitted by Shanola
The only place in London to do a bacon doughnut... They also have amazing chicken and lunchtime deals in the week!
Submitted by Hollie
I love a weekend walk along Regent's Canal with a glass of rosé from Towpath.
Submitted by Esme
The Honest Burger cocktails are absolutely fantastic and the staff are exceptionally friendly too!
Submitted by Gabriel
Quirky interiors and crazy cocktails, this restaurant-cum-club is great for a number of different occasions.
Submitted by Daisy
The most sophistication you can find between two kebab shops on a roundabout. A speakeasy-style cocktail bar underneath the adjacent shops, serving the best cocktail creations in town.
Submitted by Matthew
The Breakfast Club
Always busy, with great breakfasts throughout the day, as well as lunch and dinner menus.
Submitted by Andrew
If you can't face the crowds at London's bigger museums, head to this place for a quieter and nicer experience. This museum is all about the home throughout the centuries and the café sells delicious cakes too!
Submitted by Daisy
After trying nearly all of the Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, this is by far the best. The setting is cool with graffiti style art on the walls and the service is excellent compared to other places on the same road. Complimentary tea and watermelon at the end is exactly what is needed after trying the extensive menu of pho, noodles, summer rolls and fresh fish.
Submitted by Karrie
Ozone Coffee Roasters
Proper coffee in warehouse-style surroundings and food too, served from breakfast through to dinner.
Submitted by Amelia
Long lazy Sundays or a swift ale after a busy day at work, The Baring is an ever popular watering hole that also has a serious Tuesday night quiz!
Submitted by Chris
An incredible restaurant in east London. Bright yellow and tiny in size, it serves the best fried chicken with American-style sides, including the dill and pomegranate slaw, which is unreal! Booking is recommended...
Submitted by Elliot
Urban Food Fest
This food festival off Shoreditch High Street is there every Saturday throughout the day and late into the night. There's loads of delicious food stalls with cuisines from all over the world and bars serving tasty cocktails.
Submitted by Daisy
Why do you find Hoxton a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"It was in Hoxton in 1605 that Lord Monteagle received a letter exposing Guy Fawkes's gunpowder plot."
Child-friendly activities near Hoxton
Piano Lessons with Cherry MuckleWest Library
Provide piano classes. Welcome. Whether you're totally new to the piano (and music!), wanting to develop your existing skills or interested in giving your child a unique opportunity for personal development, you've come to the right place. £70 per hour £52.50 per 45 minutes £35 per half hour Website
Toddlers' World Soft playBritannia Leisure Centre
A fun-filled environment designed to challenge and stimulate children between the ages of six months to five years. Parents must supervise their children during these sessions. Website
Piano Lessons with Cherry Muckle
Provide piano classes. Website
Hoxton Singing MumsSt John’s Church
A community choir for mums in and around Hoxton singing everything from pop songs to show tunes, gospel to rock. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm! Pre-school children welcome, toys & refreshments provided. Open to all mums - even if your kids are at school or even all grown up! Website
Kindy Drama - Helen O'Grady Drama AcademySt Annes Church hall
If you want your child to join the most popular drama academy in the world, to perform, learn to speak well, learn skills to help them on leaving school, and have great fun, then act now! We guarantee your child will develop excellent social skills they will need in everyday life. Website
East London Ballet SchoolStretch Yoga Studios
Ballet is a fun and creative way for children to exercise, developing fitness, co-ordination, good posture, balance and spatial awareness, alongside an appreciation of music. The East London Ballet School focusses on musicality, expression, fun and building confidence for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Free trial sessions are available and classes can be booked individually or termly. 18 months up to 2 years: Wednesday 15.00-15.30 2 years up to 3.5 years: Wednesday 15.35-16.05 3.5 years up to 5 years: Wednesday 16.10-16.40 Website
Frame's Mums ClubFrame Shoreditch
A full body workout for Mums involving Boxing/Cheerleading/Toning and a whole lot of abs, all done to loud music. Take your little one with you and they can snooze in the pram, play on a mat or run around the room!
Hoxton is an area in the London Borough of Hackney, immediately north of the financial district of the City of London. The area of Hoxton is bordered by Regents Canal on the north side, Wharf Road and City Road on the west, Old Street on the south, and Kingsland Road on the east. "Hogesdon" is first recorded in the Domesday Book, meaning an Anglo-Saxon farm (or fortified enclosure) belonging to Hoch, or Hocq. With a new found popularity, parts of Hoxton have been gentrified. Many galleries have, as a result, moved to nearby Shoreditch, or have relocated further afield to cheaper districts such as London Fields or Bethnal Green.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- De Beauvoir Town
- Bethnal Green
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