Hoxton spans the wards Shoreditch and Hoxton East and Hoxton West and is bounded by the Regents Canal to the north and neighboured by the boroughs of Islington and Tower Hamlets.

Hoxton has a rich historic past and is known for its diversity and East End culture as well as its world-renowned creative industry credentials.

The area is physically dominated by housing with a high level of Council-owned estates and there is one main shopping street, Hoxton Street, which is made up of a number of small retailers and cafes and home to one of London’s oldest and largest street markets.


There is a small but growing cluster of workspace along the canal edge where industrial buildings are being redeveloped for high-end mixed-use or fully-commercial developments and in pockets of small and medium-sized enterprises across the area.

Cultural institutions, education and leisure

There are a number of cultural institutions such as PEER Gallery, Victoria Miro, the Museum of the Home and Hoxton Hall in Hoxton as well as New City College, a number of primary schools, Britannia Leisure Centre, St. Leonards Hospital and Shoreditch Park.


We are determined to create a fairer economy in Hackney. We want the local community in Hoxton to feel the benefits of growth in the borough.

We want to increase local prosperity, reduce poverty and create new opportunities and wider social and economic benefits for the local community.

Shoreditch and Hoxton Art Fund

We established a £300,000 fund to commission community arts projects that bring residents, businesses, and visitors to Shoreditch and Hoxton together.

It is made up of planning levies that we placed on new developments in the area – called Section 106 contributions.

We fund projects in the Hoxton East and Shoreditch ward that are based around high quality physical or digital events or performances, and are co-created with the community.


Page updated on: 12 October 2020