Hoxton & Shoreditch Area Guide
Hoxton & Shoreditch in three words
Lively, vibrant, modern.
The benefits of working in the Hoxton & Shoreditch area
The vibrant heart of London’s East End, Shoreditch and Hoxton have transformed from bustling hubs of markets and street trading into the hottest business locations for companies establishing a base in London.
The area is famed for its links to the creative industry and you’ll find every kind of business based here, from PR to publishing houses, freelance photographers to dance studios. However, it’s not just an area for creative types. Shoreditch is just a stone’s throw away from Moorgate, Bishopsgate and the City of London. Over the last ten years or so, we’ve seen a significant overspill as banks, insurance companies and other financial businesses have enjoyed the cheaper real estate costs in this up and coming area.
Probably the biggest change to impact the area has been the Old Street roundabout gentrification, which has seen the area become a bustling hub for the tech industry. Nicknamed Silicon Roundabout, this once down-at-heel area now rivals the City or Canary Wharf as a venue for establishing a high-end business hoping to attract prestigious clients.
Of course, there are other benefits too. As you are in such a central area of London, it will come as no surprise that there is a range of amazing places to eat and drink right on your doorstep. Additionally, the area is served by national rail services to Liverpool Street and it’s just a five-minute journey on the London Underground to the international train station at Stratford.
The best places to grab a bite to eat in Hoxton and Shoreditch
One of the most striking things about Tramshed is its incredible architecture. The high ceilings and industrial vibe reflect the fact that this the building was, perhaps unsurprisingly, originally built as an electricity generation station for trams. However, you can’t visit Tramshed, or even pass by, without spotting the incredible art installation. A Damien Hurst original, the cow and chicken suspended in formaldehyde give a clue as to the restaurant’s specialities – steak and fried chicken.
Hoxton and Shoreditch have a huge number of vegan and ethically-focused eateries. One of our favourites is Cub, which offers high-end dining with amazing options for vegans and carnivores alike. There are great drinks and great music too – what’s not to love?
The best places for an after-work drink in Hoxton and Shoreditch
Queen of Hoxton
Set over three floors, there are bars on each level as well as a great dance floor. You’ll also find art installations and seasonal specials on the iconic rooftop bar. Whether it’s pulled pork fresh from the summer barbeques, or hot drinks and fairy lights in their Christmas yurt, a night out at the Queen of Hoxton will always be one to remember.
An underground, speakeasy-style cocktail bar, Nightjar has a cool jazz and blues vibe. You can take in live music whilst sipping classic cocktails made with the finest rare spirits. Just round the corner from Old Street, it’s the perfect place for an after-work drink.