Hoxton, a district within the East End of London, is arguably one of the trendiest up-and-coming places in the capital. People often struggle to distinguish between Hoxton and Shoreditch, as both districts historically from part of the same borough.
After the second world war many of the small industries, which previously occupied the borough, gradually moved out and gave way to young artists and by the 1980’s the old industrial warehouses and lofts had transformed into inexpensive clubs, raves and art exhibitions.
The district, forming the western part of Shoreditch, is now an area of London famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous bars, clubs and hipster beards. In Hoxton you will never be short of edgy art galleries and make sure to look out for the weird and wonderful graffiti that has begun to define the borough’s fascinating and immersive atmosphere. Slightly to the South, Shoreditch itself offers one of the craziest nights out in London and is home to dozens of nightclubs, bars and independent cinemas. Boxpark, the worlds first pop-up mall, is also an exciting and inexpensive shopping and culinary experience.
As well as the animated night life, Hoxton also offers numerous things to do during the day. The Regents Canal runs straight through Hoxton and is perfect it you’re looking to clear your mind from the hustle and bustle of the city – alternatively explore the 19 acres of grass and playgrounds which make up Shoreditch Park. The Geffrye Museum is also located nearby which contains fascinating displays depicting how households and gardens have transformed in style and design over the centuries.
The closest tube station to Fellows Court is Hoxton Station, situated on the Overground Line, which is approximately 3 minutes’ walk away and is the next stop along from Shoreditch High Street station. You will also have the option of using a huge number of interconnecting bus stops and stations which include the 21, 76, 141, 271 & 394 bus routes, the closest of which is also just a 3 minute walk away, making it easy to get to the city centre.
In terms of local supermarkets you have a choice from two different Sainsubury’s Locals and a COOP, all of which are a convenient 5 minute walk away from Fellows Court, our flatshare in Hoxton. Further afield you can choose from Iceland Foods (9 minute walk) or Longdon Express Hackney (10 minute walk) which is an Asian supermarket stocking imported food, including Malaysian and Vietnamese goods.