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Last updated: 28 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Sarah Barrell

One of the city’s first ‘budget boutique hotels’, the Hoxton was celebrating all things Shoreditch long before the district became a byword for East London cool.

It still leads the pack, offering compact rooms at affordable prices, with a New York-meets-London industrial-chic vibe, that appeals to a younger crowd, but is equally welcoming to everyone.

Rooms come with parquet floors, dark walls and black-tiled bathrooms – they can feel a touch masculine, but are super-comfortable for the price.

Its Hoxton Grill remains at the heart of the fun; a great place to kick back for dinner after a day’s sightseeing.

Surrounding area

Located on a busy main thoroughfare, step out of the Hoxton and you’re surrounded by the offices, cold-press coffee shops and one-off boutiques that line Great Eastern Street.

There’s nothing leafy or quiet about the neighbourhood, but you are far more likely to bump into locals than other tourists.

This area is the crucible of all East London cool, a 10-minute walk from the City of London, Spitalfields Market and Old Street’s ever-burgeoning nightlife scene.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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St. Paul’s Cathedral

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This iconic, domed cathedral is an architectural masterpiece and a highlight of London’s skyline, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren.

Best for ages: 10+ | £17

Tower of London

London, United Kingdom (UK)[2 miles]

The world’s most notorious medieval fortress, rich in gruesome history dating back to the 11th century. Now home to the Crown Jewels and the enigmatic, colourful Beefeaters.

Best for ages: 4+ | £25

HMS Belfast

London, United Kingdom (UK)[2.1 miles]

A treasured survivor of the Second World War, this towering naval warship moored on the Thames is now one of London’s most fascinating military museums.

Best for ages: 4+ | £23

Shakespeare plays at The Globe

London, United Kingdom (UK)[2.2 miles]

Shakespeare’s works are brought vividly to life at this half-timbered, riverside replica of the Bard’s Elizabethan theatre. A pilgrimage for Shakespeare fans.

Best for ages: 13+ | £10 | 1-3 hours

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Exterior view of the grand building surrounding a large square

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom (UK)[2.9 miles]

Famous for its picturesque alfresco ice rink in winter and the Edmund J Safra fountains in the summer, this elegant neoclassical building is also home to an art gallery and upscale restaurant.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Exterior view of the Library during the daytime

British Library

London, United Kingdom (UK)[3.1 miles]

One of the largest libraries in the world, containing an estimated 170-200 million items. Priceless exhibits include the Magna Carta, Beowulf, Captain Cook’s journal, and the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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