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Hoxton is an area in the London Borough of Hackney immediately north of the financial district of the City of London. Hoxton is bounded by the Regents Canal to the north, Old Street to the south, Kingsland Road to the east with Wharf Road and City Road on the west. Hoxton is historically part of the Shoreditch parish and borough and the two districts are often deliberately or unwittingly merged resulting in the names "Hoxditch" or "Shoho" sometimes being applied to the whole. The name Hoxton is originally derived and first recorded in the Domesday Book, meaning an Anglo Saxon farm or fortified enclosure belonging to Hoch or Hocq. Little is on record of its earlier history though there is evidence of Roman activity from the 1st century. In medieval times Hoxton formed a rural part of the Shoreditch parish. In 1415, the Lord Mayor of London “ordered the wall of the City to be broken towards Moorfields, and built the postern called Moorgate for the ease of the citizens to walk that way upon causeways towards the marshy areas of Islington and Hoxton". This met with a campaign of harassment by the local residents who also enclosed their fields to protect their land and a century later, the hedges and ditches were destroyed, again by order of the City, to enable City dwellers to take their leisure in Hoxton.
Many moated manor houses were built in the area in Tudor times to provide ambassadors and courtiers with country air close to the city. Many Catholics were to be found here attracted by the house of the Portuguese ambassador, who, in his private chapel, celebrated the masses forbidden in Protestant England. The open fields to the north and west were used for archery practice and in 1598 the playwright Ben Jonson fought a fatal duel in Hoxton Fields. Hoxton also contained public gardens that were a popular respite from the crowded city streets on holidays, and are reputed to have gained their name of Pimlico from the publican, Ben Pimlico. The gardens appear to have been situated near Hoxton Street, known at that time, as Pimlico Path. The modern area of Pimlico derives its name from its former use in Hoxton.
Hoxton achieved a certain notoriety in October 1605 when a letter arrived at the home of local resident Lord Monteagle advising him not to attend the Parliament summoned by James I to convene on 5th November, because ... yet I say they shall receive a terrible blow, the Parliament, and yet they shall not see who hurts them. Monteagle bought the letter to Whitehall and ensured the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of Guy Fawkes and his companions. The end of the 17th century saw the breakup of many of the estates and the large houses became asylums with alms houses built on the land in between by City guilds and benefactors. The well known London public school, Haberdashers Aske, founded in 1690 began when Aske’s alms houses were provided on Pitfield Street in 1689 from an endowment from Robert Aske for 20 poor Haberdashers and a school for 20 children of freemen of the City of London.
The coming of the railways in 19th century made travelling easier, and this combined with infill building and industrialisation led to the wealthier classes moving away from Hoxton leaving a concentration of the poor with many slums. At this time the area became a centre for the furniture trade and allied trades. However, manufacturing developments in the years after World War II meant that many of these small industries that characterised Hoxton moved out. By the early 1980s, these industrial lofts and buildings were occupied by young artists as inexpensive live/work spaces, while in the early 1990’s exhibitions and clubs began to occupy former office and retail spaces. Many art galleries appeared and art fetes arranged on Hoxton Square and this activity encouraged other creative industries into the area – specifically magazines, design firms and dot com companies. Thus by the end of the 20th century, the fashionable southern half of Hoxton centred on Hoxton Square become a vibrant arts and entertainment district boasting a large number of bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and art galleries. By contrast, the northern half of the district consists primarily of social housing and an aging population with the consequent social problems. Hoxton Street Market is the focal point of this end of the district. Nearby is the Geffrye Museum.
The nearest London Underground station is Old Street also a stop on National Rail’s Northern City Line operated by First Capital Connect. The nearest London overground station is the new Hoxton Station served by the East London line. The area also is served by a network of local and cross London buses.
Hoxton is perhaps better known for its reputation rather than its facilities but with is close connections to the City of London and Canary Wharf, the area still manages to offer a limited range of commercial properties of varying age and size with many media, IT and design companies situated within its boundaries. Some offices are based in buildings of historic interest as well as new build and refurbishments. This range of office space to let is available on both conventional and more traditional terms as well as serviced offices to rent in Hoxton on highly flexible terms. These different types of offices for rent are offered alongside access to meeting rooms as well as virtual offices in this vibrant area. To secure the most competitively priced deal on office space to rent in Hoxton or commercial offices in this prime and historic City fringe location in London, please contact London’s flexible office space expert via http://www.freeofficesearch.co.uk or call our London Headquarters on 020 7788 1033.