Hoxton is without a doubt one of London’s coolest areas. It has a vibrant local community, drawn from a mix of backgrounds and demographics, and is home to some of the most exciting new openings in terms of restaurants and bars. But what really makes Hoxton such an up and coming part of London to live in?
1. It’s a haven for cyclists
Hoxton has some of the best cycle routes in the city so if you’re at your happiest on two wheels you’ll feel very at home here. It has been a pioneering part of London in terms of developing space for cyclists, which shows just what a forward thinking mentality there is here.
2. Transport and connections
Up and coming areas need to be well connected to attract people and Hoxton excels on this front. Hoxton Overground station connects the area to the London trains system and Old Street station to the Underground. There are also regular buses from Hoxton that go all across the city.
3. The food game is strong here
Hoxton offers a true representation of the London culinary scene with menus that encompass the rich cultural heritage of the area, as well as cutting edge and newest on trend dishes. Whether you’re looking for specialty cereals, something with foam or traditional jellied eels, you’ll find lots of options on your doorstep if you live here.
4. Keeping in touch with nature
There are plenty of green spaces to explore so you can grab an hour out of the week to make sure you take in the surroundings you live in. Regent Canal that runs through Hoxton is a great place to do this, as it brings history together with the new by developing new social spots alongside it. Hoxton square is also a great example of how the area has history while demonstrating its transformation. The spot allows you to find some historic space in the city while giving you the chance to find cool bars and restaurants nearby.
5. It’s also where you’ll find many of the art crowd
East London is a draw for artists and creatives who are looking for other like-minded types and for energetic and exciting local communities and collaborations. Hoxton is increasingly becoming the place to be for those who are in the art scene.
6. There’s a lot here to see and do
If you’re keen to fill your weekends with something a little bit different then Hoxton will keep you busy for years. From browsing Columbia Road flower market to visiting local galleries, drinking fine wines in quirky bars or finding cool hidden parties there is activity and nightlife to enjoy by the bucketload. And, best of all, in an up and coming area like this, new spots are popping up all the time.