A slice of London cool arrives in Los Angeles courtesy of this hipster-loved hotel, surrounded by flower markets, concert halls and brunch spots.
Downtown Los Angeles isn’t what it used to be – in a good way. Once a down-and-out ‘hood, this formerly grungy district has had an injection of cool in recent years with hot celeb-chef restaurants, grand museums and chic hotels. One such spot is the Hoxton – an outpost of the London brand done up in glam California stylings, with a rooftop pool and chevron wood floors. Check in, grab a sunset-toned cocktail at the bar, then start planning your stay in the City of Angels.
Calling all shopaholics: Downtown LA’s most popular fashion hotspot is only a five-minute walk from the Hoxton. Every day of the year, rain or shine, bargain-hunters descend on this market-style strip to stock up on flashy jewelry, men’s suits, lush fabrics or children’s toys. It can be a bit of a scrum, so come armed with patience and a readiness to haggle – and remember that everything is final sale. Bring an energy for people-watching, too: the unofficial second sport of a visit to this strip.