Spotlight on Hoxton

20 November 2017  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Hoxton was once located in the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch in East London, but has since become a part of the London Borough of Hackney. Today, Hoxton is considered the capital's coolest and most creative enclave – making it one of the most appealing locations for the younger generation of homebuyers.

In the 19th century, Hoxton had a large population of craftsmen, such as upholsterers, French polishers and joiners. In the 1980s the furniture trade declined or moved out of London, leaving a shrinking population and streets of empty warehouses. It didn’t take long for the artists, craftsmen and loft-living pioneers to fill the cheap-to-rent spaces and buy old industrial buildings and create the bubbly atmosphere the area is known for today.

 Hoxton was home to the renowned Britannia Theatre, a music hall built in 1858. It became one of Victorian London’s greatest palaces of entertainment. It was later converted to a cinema in 1923, then demolished after wartime bomb damage, but its name lives on in the leisure centre at the corner of Shoreditch Park.

Although Hoxton is a great location to own a property, the prices may scare you off a little. On average, houses in Hoxton are now sold for as much as £634,868. Want to rent rather than own in this area? That could also set you back up to £1,775 pcm for a 2 bedroom penthouse.

Hoxton is located on the borders of Zones 1 and 2. There are amazing transport links including the Tube, Overground, buses, and using the cycle paths can have you in the middle of the West End within 30 mins.