18 December 2019/ Area guides

Commercial Property Area Guide: Hoxton – London

Commercial properties to rent in Hoxton 

Lively Hoxton is East London at its prime. The area neighbours Shoreditch and is home to some of the capital’s trendiest bars, restaurants and cafes, making it popular among residents and businesses alike. It is a distinctly creative zone, with many start-up tech and design businesses cropping up. One address even has the nickname, Silicon Roundabout.

Directly north of the City of London, Hoxton provides a convenient base for reaching clients across the capital. You can walk to Liverpool Street, Barbican, Clerkenwell and Spitalfields in less than 25 minutes from Hoxton. Use the underground and the journey time will be even shorter.

Hoxton is home to the Geffrye Museum, a pretty section of Regent’s Canal and a number of Victorian terraces. The area has seen a great period of change. It went from being a Tudor weekend getaway destination to a middle-class Victorian suburb before becoming one of the capital’s slums. It has since enjoyed a reincarnation into an artsy, media-focused, boutique neighbourhood.


Travel and transport in Hoxton

There is one underground station in Hoxton     Old Street Underground is towards the south of the area. It is on the Northern line and will take you to areas such as Clapham and Wimbledon in the south and Euston, Camden and Edgware in the north.

You can travel by Overground to HoxtonThe station for the Overground route is Hoxton, which is to the east near the Geffrye Museum. It offers a straight connection to stations such as Canada Water, Clapham High Street and Highbury & Islington.

London City is the closest airport to Hoxton This airport offers flights to destinations across Europe. It is just 40 minutes away using the DLR. You can also reach Gatwick in around 50 minutes, Stansted in one hour and 15 minutes, and Heathrow in one hour 30 minutes. With four airports in close proximity, Hoxton is conveniently based for businesses that need to connect to cities around the world.

Hoxton is close to the A1The A1 runs to the west of the Hoxton, starting in Angel. You can reach it using the A501, which is on the southern side of Hoxton. The A10 runs along the eastern side. This road will take you all the way to the outskirts of Cambridge, where you’ll reach the M11. Although most businesses in the area rely on public transport to travel around the city and beyond, you may find these roads useful for getting to clients in harder-to-reach places.

Offices to rent in Hoxton


Retail units to rent in Hoxton


Where to eat in Hoxton

The Ginger Pig Cafe

Via Emilia


The Frog

The Barge House

Find out where else you can go for great food in Hoxton.


Where can I go for coffee in Hoxton?

Friend of Ours

Pitfield London

Bean & Wheat

The Bach

The Attendant

Hoxton is full of great places to meet for a coffee. Take a look.


Hoxton has a number of handy facilities

There are 9 gym and fitness centres in Hoxton, including facilities for CrossFit, Pilates and boxing. Find them all here.

Where can I find a bank or Post Office in Hoxton?There is one bank in Hoxton – Barclays Bank. However, if you travel over to Angel, you will find RBS, another Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, NatWest, The Co-operative bank, HSBC, Halifax and Nationwide Building Society.

You will find three Post Offices in Hoxton. They’re at Old Street, along Murray Grove and on Hoxton Street.

Hoxton has a few convenient supermarketsYou can rely on three Sainsbury’s Local stores and two Tesco Express stores for any supplies you need throughout the working day. There are also lots of independently owned stores dotted about the area, mainly on Hoxton Street.  If you need to visit a larger store, you will find a Waitrose in Barbican, just 15 minutes away using the Underground.

Retail properties to let in Hoxton

Commercial real estate agents operating in Hoxton


Colliers International

Stirling Ackroyd

Richard Susskind & Co

Cushman & Wakefield

Realla has a range of commercial properties to rent in Hoxton – here’s a selection


Here are a few of the businesses based in and around Hoxton

  • Immarsat
  • Nexus Studios
  • Lyst
  • Seedrs
  • Decoded

Serviced offices in Hoxton

43-51 New North Rd

Brickfields - 37 Cremer Street, Hoxton, E2 8HD

Hoxton Worspace

Interesting facts about Hoxton

Reggie and Ronnie Kray – the famous ‘Kray twins’ gangsters – were born in Hoxton in the 1930s.

As Hoxton became an artsy quarter of London in the earlier noughties, its residents could easily be identified by their looks. A hairstyle known as the ‘Hoxton Fin’ became the go-to look and was so popular that footballer David Beckham adopted it himself.

In Tudor times, Hoxton’s role was to give ambassadors and courtiers some air without having to venture too far from the hub of the city. The area was home to a number of moated manor houses and was often used for practising archery.

Sir Alfred Hitchcock began his career at Gainsborough Studios in Hoxton.

You might spot a number of colourful mushroom structures in Hoxton. These are street artist Christiaan Nagel’s work, and they’re dotted across rooftops.

Hoxton market has been an epicentre for the community since 1687. It has moved from the west of Hoxton Square to Hoxton Street, and the local authority is working hard to revive it for today’s residents.

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