We love Hoxton. This vibrant neighbourhood nestled within the depths of Hackney is continuing to establish itself as one of London’s best places to live, work and play. We are very excited to be bringing 198 homes to the area with our Hoxton Press development, and if you needed persuading as to why we love our new N1 postcode so much, we have identified ten key reasons that make Hoxton such a hotspot:
1. We are family
One of the very best and most unforgettable things about Hoxton is the amazing sense of community. A short walk to the high street transports you in to a scene like something from a film – market traders calling; small business owners joking with one another across the street; local residents catching up on a corner; there’s a welcoming feeling of inclusion that is unique to anywhere else. We’ve been lucky enough to be a part of this with our recent Big Lunch event at Shoreditch park, which saw a great attendance from the local community, enjoying a fun and free day out with family and friends.
2. On yer bike!
London traffic is a law unto itself, but luckily, Hoxton and its neighbouring areas play host to some of the very best cycling routes in the capital. With local cycling groups such as Hackney Family Cycling active in the community, as well as an abundance of cycling cafes, tours and repair shops, keen lycra-donners and leisure cyclists in the N1 area are sure to be in their element. This is, of course, without mentioning that the centre of the city can be reached in just 15 minutes by bike – if that’s not an incentive, we don’t know what is!
3. Art & soul
London is becoming a hub for artists and creators to find the very best platforms for their work, and Hoxton is a prime example of this in practice. The Hundred Years Gallery is a not-for-profit, dynamic art space in the heart of Hoxton, which has supported some of the best in local art over its very busy and equally fruitful first five years of business. A bit of digging in to the Hoxton art scene and you will undoubtedly uncover something to your taste, as the neighbourhood hosts a whole array of undiscovered talent ready to wow the world!
4. We are ‘Shore’ about this…
Hoxton is lucky enough to share its Southern border with the eclectic community of Shoreditch. With pop up shops and restaurants peppering the high street, no two weeks in Shoreditch are quite the same, and the endless array of things to do, see and eat ensure that variety truly is the spice of life in this funky neighbourhood. Shoreditch Park is also a sight to behold, and the perfect place to sit and enjoy the sunshine – especially if you need to recover from the joys of the high street the night before!
5. Feeling foodie
Hungry? Not for long! Hoxton plays host to some of the very best in unique and chain eateries – from the notorious Red Dog Saloon, to the quirky Cereal Café, to the world-renowned Hoxton Hotel. And if you’re more of a falafel wrap than a classic burger, do not despair – Hoxton has some of the best offerings when it comes to vegetarian and vegan delicacies. And with unique coffee shops such as Curio Cabal taking residence in the area, you are truly catered for from the very start of your day.
6. A claim to Hackney’s fame
It’s not just us who love Hackney and Hoxton. Many famous faces that we know and love from the big (and small) screens have been spotted at some of the many hotspots in the area, with the likes of Lord Alan Sugar and global film star Idris Elba growing up in Hackney themselves. And next time you’re in the area, be sure to keep an eye out for Michael Fassbender, who is a self-confessed lover and regular attendee of many of Hackney’s quirky bars and pubs.
7. Minding our own business
An increasing number of young professionals are flocking to the Hoxton area, due to the amazing connections in to the city, as well as the many start-ups and enterprises that are indeed based in the Hackney region. Already well-established as a hive for creativity, Hackney is now becoming a real contender as one of the best places for young professionals looking for the perfect work/life balance in the capital. We’ve seen this in practice, with our recent happy buyers James and Irene, and Philipp and Steffi, all of whom are city workers who came across Hoxton Press when looking for their perfect base.
8. Getting outdoors-y
There are so many green spaces and outdoor locations that Hackney has to offer ready to explore come rain or shine. From Victoria Park to Hoxton Square, you will not be at a loss of walking routes or spots to nestle down and enjoy a picnic on a hazy summer evening – without mentioning the gorgeous Regent’s Canal, an unmissable spot for an evening stroll.
An increasing number of people are beginning to recognise and appreciate all that Hackney has to offer. As such, investment in the area and demand for properties has continued to rise over the last two decades. The London Borough of Hackney is also leading a pioneering initiative in its Invest in Hackney project, to continue to encourage investment in to the area, with regards to local businesses, residents and more. Come this December, the tube extension will also grace Hackney’s Overground stations helping residents get around quicker and safer at night.
10. A most Pressing matter
Call us biased, but we are immensely proud of our Hoxton Press development, and very excited to see our Mono and Duo towers become a part of the much loved and recognised London skyline. With 198 new private homes as part of the ongoing regeneration of the Colville Estate, we are lucky enough to be joining the area at a hugely exciting time, as more and more people look to make the move to this quirky and happening corner of London!
What’s your favourite #HoxtonHotspot? We would love to hear!
If you fancy living in this area then pop in to our sales and marketing suite on Penn Street (N1 5DS) or give us a call on 020 3308 9813.