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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.
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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