10 Great Things to Do and See in Hoxton, London

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While Hoxton often bleeds into Shoreditch in East London, the streets around Hoxton Square have their own unique character and are filled to the urban brim with things to do.

Have park drinks in Hoxton Square

Summer’s almost here so it’s time to get your shirt sleeves rolled up. Every summer, the pretty little square in Hoxton fills with people drinking and picnicking: if you’re lucky you’ll be able to bring drinks over from the square’s bars. There are also weekend events throughout the summer.

Hoxton Square | © Magnus Franklin /Flickr

Catch an up and coming band

Head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen any weeknight and discover their hidden events space with secret sets from big artists, sell out shows from up and coming bands, and live singers.

Have coffee with cats

On Rivington Street us a lovely little café: the London Cat Cafe with 17 cats all waiting your company. Destress and relax while you have a smoothie or a coffee and cuddle and stroke the cats. You can book an hour’s slot during which you get to play with as many cats as you can find!

Cats in London Cat Café | © Takashi Hososhima /Flickr

Go clubbing at XOYO

XOYO is one of London’s best clubs and often has month long residencies with some of the coolest, up and coming artists. Spread over two levels, you can find Andy C and Black Madonna there every week and most of Hoxton’s hipsters alongside them.

Ambassadors live at XOYO | © Drew de F Fawkes /Flickr

Meet new people on a bar crawl

Raw London organise bar crawls that take place in the best of Hoxton’s drinking dens — there’s free shots and discounted drinks and money off local food places. It’s a great way to meet new people if you’ve just arrived and you’re guaranteed to have a laugh.

Watch a movie on the roof

Every summer, the Queen of Hoxton pub and club turns its rooftop terrace into a cinema wonderland complete with deckchairs, popcorn, drinks and hot dogs. Catch old classics and new movies with wireless headphones.

Queen of Hoxton | © Ewan Munro /Flickr

Play table football

Bar Kick is one of the best bars in London to indulge your table football skills. While there’s sport on the TVS, the real action takes place on the mini tables and you can team up to play other people in the pub.

Take a dance class

Frame has some of the coolest dance and workout classes in London and is always first to adopt the latest LA fitness trends. Rave yourself fit or try a barre workout.

Spot the street art

Get the inside track of Hoxton’s coolest street art and the history behind it with the locally based Street Art Tours. The tours happen three times a week and take in over 40 pieces.

East End’s coolest street art | © Pixabay

Check out the art galleries

From eye-catching, one-off commissions at Gallery Fumi to London’s new artists at Peer and the Hoxton Gallery, not all of the best work is out on the street. Ensure you make a round of Hoxton’s art galleries to get a real sense of London’s flourishing arts scene.

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