Ten Things To Do In Hoxton London

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Hoxton London

Located in the trendy East London district, Hoxton is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city. During your stay at discount hotels, Bayswater, you are recommended to make the trip east to experience the best of Hoxton’s sights and nightlife. Here are the 10 top things to do in Hoxton.

  1. Purchase fresh blooms at Columbia Road Flower Market

    Columbia Road Flower Market is one of the most iconic things to do in Hoxton. It takes place weekly, every Sunday from 8 am. The namesake street explodes with aromas of fresh seasonal blooms and artisanal plants. It’s free to visit the market with the option to mark your trip by picking up a bouquet to display back at the Grand Royale London.

    Arrive early for the best pick of the selection and hang around to enjoy a coffee and slice of cake in one of the cute Hoxton cafes. 

  2. Tour the Museum of the Home

    The Museum of the Home is one of the most interesting museums in the whole city, not just in East London.This gallery is inside a historic residence and recreates how domestic spaces have transformed over the centuries. Besides showcasing furnishings, homeware, and ornaments, the museum explores what home means to different people.

    You will discover how the culture of the family home has evolved and consider what the nature of home means to you. There’s plenty to chew over later while tucking into dinner at the best London restaurants.

    Admission is free.

  3. Explore the Regent’s Canal

    That’s right: the same Regent’s Canal that you typically associate with West London also passes through Hoxton. You can join the towpath and wander for as long as your legs will carry you.

    The Regents Canal Walk starts near the Islington Visitor Moorings, off Colebrooke Row. However, you can join the path wherever it is most convenient for you.

    It takes around one hour to complete the 2.5-mile walk to Victoria Park.

  4. Open your mind at the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities
    This unique museum is sited on the banks of the eastern segment of Regent’s Canal.

    The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is a modest yet eclectic collection of macabre, occult, and peculiar objects. 

    Besides the permanent displays, the museum hosts regular exhibitions. 

    General admission at this private museum is 10 GBP and includes a complimentary cup of tea. 

  5. Stroll through Shoreditch Park
    Shoreditch Park is a community green space that features paved walking and running tracks and ample lawn for a picnic or spot of summer sunbathing.

    Take a stroll through the park to experience the atmosphere and savour skyline views of the City of London rising above the trees. 

    Besides the playgrounds for children, there is a huge granite boulder in the park. You can try your hand at climbing the monument.

    Alternatively, bicycles are available for rent courtesy of the Santander Cycles scheme.

  6. Browse the Victoria Miro Gallery
    Victoria Miro established this gallery with the intention to connect the public with the latest in British talent. It was one of the first galleries to exhibit the work of Chris Ofili and the Chapman Brothers.

    Pieces on display include works by well-known and emerging artists while special exhibitions change frequently.

    The gallery also features a garden which overlooks Regent’s Canal. 

    Admission is free which makes it one of the best art things to do in Hoxton for guests of discount hotels, Bayswater. However, you should consider booking a free timed ticket at busy times.

  7. Visit the animals at Hackney City Farm
    Curzon Hoxton is one member of the boutique cinema chain in London. It screens a mix of blockbuster releases and independent films and is a number one date destination during your stay at Grand Royale London.

    The auditoriums are dressed out with plush loungers that provide a superior standard of comfort as you tuck into your bucket of popcorn.

    Do arrive early in order to experience the bar at the cinema before your film starts.

  8. Catch an art-house flick
    Curzon Hoxton is one member of the boutique cinema chain in London. It screens a mix of blockbuster releases and independent films and is a number one date destination during your stay at Grand Royale London.

    The auditoriums are dressed out with plush loungers that provide a superior standard of comfort as you tuck into your bucket of popcorn.

    Do arrive early in order to experience the bar at the cinema before your film starts.

  9. Shop at Hoxton Street Market
    Hoxton Street Market is an open-air market that has taken place weekly on Hoxton Street since 1687.

    The market focuses on everyday items. Expect to find an array of homeware, clothing, books, toys, and the like. If you need to pick up any items for your home during your stay at hotels near Hyde Park London, the prices here are budget-friendly.

    Even if you don’t need to shop, consider checking out this Saturday market for a bite to eat. Street vendors whip up tasty international cuisine ranging from Greek to Middle Eastern as well as British classics!

  10. Spend an evening in Hoxton Square
    Hoxton Square is an 18th-century park and plaza lined with cafes, restaurants, and bars. It’s one of the liveliest places to experience London’s nightlife. The bars attract a variety of ages, local students, tourists, and City professionals. Some places host live music and special events.

    Food options are diverse, with the opportunity to sample Asian, European, and American cuisine in a laid-back venue. On the other hand, you could dine close to your accommodation in the best London restaurants and head here for a late night of cocktails and conservation.

    Remember that you can also visit Hoxton Square during the day. The lawn and benches are perfect for a sit-down while exploring the neighbourhood or for enjoying a picnic.