Hoxton Square

Hoxton Square is a traditional London garden square and is a focal point of Shoreditch’s fashionable cultural quarter, well known for its art galleries, clubs, bars and restaurants. The central gardens function, as they were originally intended to do, as a much appreciated green space for residents, workers and visitors alike within a densely urbanised area.

The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.


  • historic fountain
  • lawns
  • gardeners’ hut with power


Hoxton Square is one of London’s earliest garden squares, details of which can be traced back to 1709. It was originally created as a central garden space to accompany a new housing development on what had previously been fields. The story of Hoxton Square’s history can be linked to the Austen family, Sir Samuel Beckett (Sheriff of the City of London in 1697) and Robert Hackshaw (a London ship owner and merchant).

It is thought that Hoxton Square was originally inspired by Bloomsbury Square which had been completed in 1664. Its layout has remained relatively unchanged since with recent refurbishments mindful of its historic roots. There’s more information on Hoxton Square’s past in the management plan.


Barbecues are not allowed in Hoxton Square.


All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated on: 1 October 2020

Hoxton Square


Hoxton Square
N1 6NU


Opening times

  • 7.30am
  • Closing times:
  • 1-13 Jan: 4.30pm
  • 14-24 Jan: 5pm
  • 25 Jan-7 Feb: 5.30pm
  • 8-28 Feb: 6pm
  • 1-14 Mar: 6.30pm
  • 15-27 Mar: 7pm
  • 28 Mar-4 Apr: 8pm
  • 5-18 Apr: 8.30pm
  • 19 Apr-9 May: 9pm
  • 10 May-8 Aug: 9.30pm
  • 9-22 Aug: 9pm
  • 23 Aug-19 Sep: 8pm
  • 20 Sep-3 Oct: 7pm
  • 4-17 Oct: 7pm
  • 18-30 Oct: 6.30pm
  • 31 Oct-28 Nov: 5pm
  • 29 Nov-31 Dec: 4.30pm