Places to see in London Hoxton
Hipster-central, Hoxton is definitely the Mecca of every bearded, ukulele-playing, bicycle-riding, plaid-shirt-wearing man this side of lumberjack country USA. As a result, there are more pop-up cafés, themed bars, drinks in jam jars, clubs, art galleries and studio theatres than you’ll have time to visit if you live to be a hundred, so choosing one thing to do over everything else is tough.
Recommended Attraction in Hoxton
We would say that Hoxton itself is the one thing to do, however that’s a bit passé and would technically be cheating. So to give you the best of the best, we’re going to opt for Cargo on Kingsland Viaduct. With a quirky, mural-clad garden, a street food café that will keep you full of burrito all night and a great DJ line-up, this venue doesn’t plunge you too deeply into the avant-garde, but gently eases you into the fashionable world of Shoreditch with ease and comfort. A great line up of activities, including film screenings, take place every evening.
Hoxton Attractions List
All the visitor attractions in Hoxton are within easy walking distance of each other, which makes the area easy to explore. The below itinerary has a selection of some of the best things to see in Hoxton. Make sure you use our Hoxton hotel booking service to book yourself an affordable place to stay.
To the north-west of Hoxton (in Islington) you’ll find Upper Street. There are nearly 100 bars, restaurants and pubs here. With such a variety to choose from you’ll definitely find something that suits your tastes and your budget!
Address: Upper Street, London N1 0PQ
Alfred Hitchcock started his career here! Gainsborough Film studios were located here on Poole Street and operated from 1924 to 1951. You’ll see an historical plaque attached to the modern apartment block that has been here since the studios' demolition in 2002.
Address: 1 Poole Street, London, N1 5ED
This is Shoreditch Park. It’s a great place if you’re feeling active because there’s an adventure playground, a BMX track, a children's playground, a football pitch, a red gravel sports pitch, a rugby pitch and tennis courts – phew!
Address: New North Road, London, N1 6TA
St Mary’s Secret Garden is a horticultural project and is often described as a peaceful oasis! It’s approximately 0.7 of an acre in size and there are four main areas: a natural woodland, a food growing area (including vegetable beds, soft fruit and fruit trees), an herb and sensory garden and an area of herbaceous borders.
Address: 50 Pearson Street, London E2 8EL
Phone: 020 7739 2965
Since the Fifteen Foundation started training unemployed young people as chefs, 45 apprentices have graduated. This is the London branch of the social enterprise started by celeb chef Jamie Oliver. The food is Anglo-Italian and delicious!
Address: 15 Westland Place, London N1 7LP
Phone: 020 3375 1515
Hoxton Boutique is a gallery-like store stocking the most exciting cutting-edge designers (alongside established international labels). There’s also an amazing array of costume jewellery and accessories. Why not splash out here!
Address: 2 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG
The Macbeth is much more than just a pub! Widely established through the Hoxton music scene as a top live music venue; it also plays host to a variety of club nights and gigs. The varied line-up includes DJ's, cabaret, performance art, London bands and improvised jam sessions.
Address: 70 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, London N1 6LP
Phone: 020 7749 0600
Hoxton Hall was built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall and this Grade II listed multi-arts venue played host to a wealth of performers during the late 1800s. And it continues to do so now. Its contemporary offerings include cutting-edge theatre, dance, music, film, cabaret, new media and visual arts.
Address: 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH
Phone: 020 7684 0060
This is Deluxe Gallery which specialises in digital art, new media, video and film. It also plays host to some brilliant music and poetry events, so it’s worth checking out.
Address: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Phone: 020 7729 8503
Step back into 18th century London with a visit to one of London’s finest surviving examples of a small Georgian house – Wesley’s Chapel House and Museum of Methodism. Built by John Wesley in 1779, he lived here for the last twelve winters of his life (in the summer months he preached around the country). Discover the day-to-day running of a small Georgian town house that contains many of John Wesley's belongings and furniture. His small Prayer Room is considered by Methodists all over the world to be the Power House of Methodism, so it’s a truly inspirational place!
Address: 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU
Phone: 020 7253 2262
Old Street is one of the best areas in London for a night out. Quirky shops meet trendy bars and clubs so you can definitely let your hair down here.
Address: Old Street, London EC1V 9BP
The Barbican Theatre is part of the Barbican Centre - an arts complex which was first opened in 1982. The auditorium has a complex seating arrangement that means no seat is more than 65 feet away from the stage (to give a more personal-feeling performance). This venue is one of the top locations for international theatre and became a Grade II listed building in 2002.The Barbican Art Gallery has two exhibition spaces: the large open gallery on the first floor and a corridor display space above.
Address: Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Phone: 020 7638 4141
Dennis Severs House is a time capsule where you’ll become immersed in a unique form of theatre. Guests are escorted (in total silence!) into candlelit chambers from which, apparently, their 18th and 19th century inhabitants have only just withdrawn. Powerful historical sensations and a family saga add up to a magical journey through time…
Address: 18 Folgate Street, London E1 6BX
Phone: 020 7247 4013
This is Rivington Place, a venue which is dedicated to educating people about culturally diverse visual arts and photography in the UK. The building is by award-winning architect, David Adjaye, OBE. It’s home to film screenings, exhibitions and talks and has an extensive library and popular café.
Address: 1 Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Phone: 020 7749 1240
White Cube was set up on Duke Street in St James’s by Jay Jopling in 1993. it was a project room for contemporary art and although it was one of the smallest exhibition spaces in Europe, it was arguably one of most influential commercial galleries of the past decade. In April 2000, this White Cube Gallery in Hoxton Square was set up as a second, larger space. Housed in a 1920s industrial building, it has 2000 square feet of uninterrupted exhibition space.
Address: 48 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB
Phone: 020 7930 5373
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is another fantastic live music venue in Hoxton. It has three bar areas, a restaurant, and a band and club area. Make sure you spend an evening here!
Address: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Phone: 020 7613 0709
Columbia Road Market is a fantastic flower market open every Sunday morning. The market stalls offer everything from spectacular cut flowers to potted plants, vegetables, decorative pots and everything in between – and all at very reasonable prices.
Address: Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Phone: 020 7613 0876
For over 20 years, Hackney City Farm has been giving people the opportunity to experience farming right in the heart of the city. You can get up close to a range of farmyard animals and there’s also a great café that serves Mediterranean food here too.
Address: 1a Goldsmith's Row, London E2 8QA
Phone: 020 7729 6381
This is the Geffrye Museum - one of London's best-loved museums. It shows the changing style of English domestic interior s from 1600 to the present day.The gardens here are stunning during the summer. There are Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian-style beds, and also an herb garden with more than 170 types of herbs.
Address: 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
Phone: 020 7739 9893
Cargo manages to do almost everything a great venue does: extensive bar, great garden, food, club nights, chilled drinks, live music and a great atmosphere. Located in the heart of East London’s bustling arts scene, this is a great night out for partiers new to town.
Address: 83 Rivington Street, Hoxton, London EC2A 3AY
Phone: 020 7739 3440