East London is definitely one of the most happening and cool places for students to live, period. No matter what you are into – there is going to be something for you do to; whether it’s a few drinks in Hoxton Square or chilling out in one of the great coffee houses near Old Street tube station, there’s always something going on in Hoxton.
Below we highlight areas you might be interested in knowing more about, and what’s happening in and around Hoxton right now. All of which is just a few minutes walk from urbanest Hoxton. Check it all out below…
The Shoreditch and Hoxton area is covered in independent galleries, art-shops and pop-up installations. Have a wander around Hoxton Square, Kingsland Road and Hoxton Street (just a 5-minute walk from urbanest Hoxton) or check out http://www.firstthursdays.co.uk/ for guided tours.
Bars & Clubs
While there are plenty of bars that turn into late night watering holes (such as Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, Dream bags Jaguar Shoes, and Favela Chic), there are few places which can top XOYO for music. The venue was originally set up by a group of promoters tired of the usual spaces to hold live music and club nights. They banded together and is now one of London’s newest and best clubs for forward thinking and underground music. A range of artists have played there in the last year from Frank Ocean and Solange Knowles to Jessie Ware and Mark Ronson. What’s even better though is that it’s only a short walk from urbanest Hoxton. Visit http://xoyo.co.uk/ for listings and details!
Cafe’s & restaurants
There’s a huge range of cafes/restaurants in Hoxton. For mornings you can head to The Breakfast Club for Pancakes and waffles, or you may prefer to head over to ‘Byron’ for a burger in the evening and get grab a milkshake whilst your there. There are countless other deli’s, Cafe’s and restaurants dotted around Hoxton and Hoxton Square, so make the most of the long spring months and visit as many as possible with your friends. For coffee however, this one is a no-brainer, It has to be the Shoreditch Grind (http://www.shoreditchgrind.com/). Head down from urbanest Hoxton one Sunday morning, get out your book (or Kindle if you’re that way inclined) and chill out with one of their amazing Flat Whites.
A relatively unknown beauty at Shoreditch High Street, is actually a world first ‘pop-up mall’; Box Park Shoreditch features everything from One-Piece Onesies to Nike, DSL, and Levi’s. It’s definitely worth a visit, if not only for a bit of food and a coffee on top of one of the shipping containers. The best bit? It’s only 10 minutes walk down Great Eastern Street from urbanest Hoxton to Shoreditch High Street.
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