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
First lets be realistic, this park is not pretty. If you count a tiny grass area a park..well you get my picture. But it is the fact that it is located on middle of Shoreditch what makes it interesting. There are a good selection of bars and shops around the park, my favorite cafe Macondo and the White Cube gallery at one corner.
During the summers is when this park is in its glory. All the...more
Located in the midst of the concrete jungle of Shoreditch, Hoxton Square provides a small patch of green. What used to be very industrial, Hoxton Square is now seen as the heart of the London arts and media scene. Home to the White Cube gallery, a wealth of bars & restaurants, all frequented by the uber trendy fashion kids and city suits, sipping their cocktails or picking up a takeaway...more