The Best Things To Do Within A Mile of Urbanest Hoxton

17th April 2017 Barney O'donoghue Accommodation, London Life

Urbanest Hoxton is without doubt in one of the cultural hubs of London. With the area drawing creatives, artists, foodies and travellers from all over the world, we are more than happy to be able to call this exuberant pocket of London our home. The local area is brimming with great bars, clubs, restaurants, hangouts, hidden gems and everything else in between.

With so much to do, it could get a little overwhelming at times. So to help you get to grips with what’s on offer, we have compiled a little list of our favourite places and activites in Hoxton and slightly further afield – all within a mile of urbanest.

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Taking inspiration from the craze in Japan, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium opened its doors in 2014, becoming the first cat café in England.

Enjoy hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes in the company of some feline friends. With 13 cats mooching around, this café is ideal for cat lovers and those looking for something a bit different.

Distance from urbanest Hoxton: 1 mile


Looking for somewhere to shake a leg to quality electronic music into the early hours? It doesn’t get much better than XOYO.

XOYO have been at the forefront of the dance scene in London since 2010 and a continuing roster of curated, world class DJ residencies is ensuring things continue to remain fresh.

Despite specialising in house, techno, disco and hip-hop, live music events are also held throughout the week.

And it can’t get much more convenient either. Forget the Uber…located right next to Old Street Station, you’ll be home from the rave in no time!

Distance from urbanest Hoxton: 0.4 miles


For a slightly more civilised and altogether less sweaty evening, why not head to the Nightjar?

Located on City Road, our current residents have no doubt passed this bar hundreds of times and not even noticed. Its non-descript outside is in stark contrast to what lies within. Once past the door, it is like been in a 1920s speakeasy – candlelit tables, opulent décor, sensational cocktails and live jazz.

A word of warning. The venue is seated only and booking in advance is advised.

Distance from urbanest Hoxton: 0.2 miles

Kingsland Road

With so much to offer on this rather underrated stretch, we thought it would be unfair to leave anything off the list. So we suggest you just take a stroll down, and discover it all for yourself.

Running from Shoreditch to Dalston, this is a 20 minute walk of quality bars, restaurants and shops. The demographics of Kingsland Road, as well as the wider area have been constantly evolving over the last few decades and the result is a vibrant patchwork of different cultures. There is much to be discovered – Turkish, Vietnamese, Caribbean cuisine and more and lots of bars and shops. With a rather down-at-heel feel to it, what Kingsland lacks in looks more than makes up in character.

Distance from urbanest Hoxton: 1 mile

Old Spitalfields Market

Traditionally a working class streetmarket, Old Spitalfields was redeveloped a few years ago. Whilst this didn’t please everyone at the time (with accusations of gentrification), the redevelopment has breathed new life into the market and the surrounding area, whilst retaining its character of old. There are lots of stalls selling jewellery, retro and vintage home furnishings, designer and non-designer clothes and more. There is also an abundance of food options and bars surrounding the market. Even if you don’t feel like buying anything, Spitalfields is just a great part of London to walk around and explore.

Distance from urbanest Hoxton: 1 mile

These are just a few ideas to get you started! Anyone who knows the area will know that there is tonne of other things to do and see! So get out and explore and let us know if you find any hidden gems!