Hoxton, situated in the London Borough of Hackney, is a district with a rich wartime history and a charming English atmosphere. The area is characterised by a rich historic setting, a few open spaces and commercial sites. Hoxton has many trains and tube stations. Several tubes are located on the Old Street. Popular tubes include the Archway, Kings Cross, Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters. Train stations include Angel Road, South Tottenham and Northumberland Park among others.
The local authority in charge of the Hoxton area is the Hackney Council. There are eight council tax rates depending on property types in the area. The lowest rate is £858 while £2,574 is charged on the highest valued properties. You may also be eligible for a reduction in council tax these reductions are applicable if you are disabled, only person lives on the property or if you qualify for the second adult rebate. Council taxes are set annually in Hoxton.
There are quite a few council housing estates in the town, Victorian style properties, businesses and a wide variety of art galleries. Luxurious town houses are also available for sale. Hoxton has several architectural sights from previous centuries. The Hoxton Hall is a major cultural stop with its ancient architecture. Hoxton Street has a plaque marking the past location of the Britannia Theatre.
The southern section of Hoxton is a lively blend of art galleries, restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment spots. The Hoxton Square, especially noted for its unique sense of fashion, is one of the most popular shopping areas in the district. The glass-topped White Cube art gallery is a notable landmark in the square. Several clothes and fashion stores can be found lining Hoxton’s streets, each with its own unique sense of style.
Hoxton has a wide variety of restaurants which flaunt many interesting themes. You can enjoy tasty cocktails amidst a trip back in time at the Old School Yard Restaurant while the envious location of the Breakfast Club on Rufus Street makes it a very sought after restaurant. Other recommended restaurants include Saf which is an organic food restaurant, Little Hanoi and the Hoxton Apprentice. Many bars can be found in the district serving all kinds of drinks.
Hoxton’s many pubs and bars create a vibrant setting for night time entertainment. Several cinemas and theatres can be accessed including Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, the City Beach Club, Mile End Genesis Cinema and Rich Mix. The Kings Hall, Britannia and Clissold leisure centres open up a world of adventure for swimming and other sports enthusiasts. Canoeing, sailing and rock climbing opportunities are also available. A great rugby pitch is available at the Shoreditch Park. You can also take advantage of Hackney’s friendly “walking together” program. Hoxton Garden is another beautiful hang out area in the district. Popular hangout spots in Hoxton include the Hackney Business Information Library for those seeking relaxing and informative environment, the 333 Mother Club, Plastic Nightclub, the Alpine Club and the Aquarium among many others.
Hoxton is home to several of London’s older residents although efforts are being made to encourage more young professionals to the area. Famous residents from the area include the political activist Charles Bradlaugh, Lenny McLean, fames the ‘hardest man in Britain”, actor Peter Dean and Jason Pierce from the Spaceman 3 and Spiritualised Bands. Hoxton is a nice way of experiencing ancient Britain.