Years and years and years ago, when I first moved to London, I lived on New North Road. The little bit with the church on it, not the big bit. My postcode was N1 6JB. I lived spitting distance from this square and I have seen it change. It once was a scary space with benches that were home to people without real beds and drug dealers, then Hoxton became cool and in came the artists and...more
I am both a lover and a despiser of Hoxton Square. I despise it because of the pretentious trendiness of it all. The tight ill fitting jeans, dodgy haircuts and wannabe attitudes make me want to vomit. Mix this with the always popular (NooooooT) City Boys, and you have a confused cocktail of people which I will name 'Trendy Twats.' Plus the square itself isn't the most beautiful patch of green...more
Just walk into this park, full of trendy East London hipsters and scream 'Happy 4th of Juuuly' - they will love you! Yeah probably not.
We chugged a lot of Budweiser here, chatted up some of the park's residents... lovely chaps. And then when we came back later, it had miraculously transformed into San Francisco, complete with a guitar playing folk singer and beardy blokes.
If you can...more
What's tiny and frequently filthy but still regarded as a Shoreditch treasure? Hoxton Square. One of the only green, um, expanses available to local residents and the epicentre of Hoxton nightlife with The Hoxton Square Bar and Grill amongst others on its fringes, a visit to Hoxton Square is imperative if you find yourself within the Shoreditch Triangle.
A veritable microcosm of East London,...more
Any East Londoner with any sense of fun will inevitably end up hanging around Hoxton Square. This tiny little square has a lot to offer in the way of drinking, eating and... everything else.
Most famously, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is situated here. A bustling bar in the heart of the east. There are lots of cool eateries, cafes and restaurants as well as music venues too.
Oh yes... and...more